INGOMAR is a project in a partial stage of construction and ready to be completed. According to the design she will carry up to eight guests in four cabins, plus quarters for eight full time crew members.
With the fleet of large classic yachts growing every year the scene for schooner racing is becoming one of the most attractive and exciting in the Mediterranean,. Here you will find MARIETTE, ELENA, ELEONORA, ORION and ALTAIR among others. INGOMAR was not designed to any rating rule and Herreshoff was therefore not restricted in hull shape or sail plan. The result was the quintessential hybrid between a winning racing schooner and a fast cruising yacht. Hence in today’s classic fleet she fits right in; on deck slightly shorter than ELEONORA but her sparred length and sail area exceeding that of her bigger sister. Her relatively low displacement with large sail plan will undoubtedly make her the ultimate light air flyer of the fleet; light airs the prevailing wind condition in the Med.
INGOMAR is no one dimensional racing yacht however; Charlie Barr himself having extolled her cruising virtues – and that is the concept on which Ed Kastelein has modelled this re creation. His fourth large schooner, he has put all and everything he knows went into this project. The hull is strong and among the fairest ever built. A wonderfully elegant and comfortable interior design for guests and crew includes a large galley to cater for them aboard as well as for shore side parties. She could embark on a successful charter career and with the traditional, authentic yet simple to operate rig, she can be manned with a deck crew of up to eight.