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I am SYLPHE….. a 60 foot classic sailyacht. My father was André Mauric. He was the most prolific and best known of France’s 20th century yacht designers, who started in the 1920s with radical designs for racing yachts to the International Meter Rule and in 1939 he designed one beauty ..: Sylphe.
In the days when the Bermudian rig was still considered new-fangled and fragile. Andre mauric carried on well into the 1980s when, among other winners he designed the highly successful Atlantic crossing record breaker Kriter VIII. In between he designed dozens of great boats, including Pen Duick VI for Eric Tabarly, the 1972 Half Ton Cup winner Impensable, the popular and successful First 30, and Sylphe, a classic yacht hidden underwater…. for 6 years. We will come back to that later.