Huisfit announces that Flyer, the 65ft ketch, has returned to the Royal Huisman yard where it was built in 1976. The vessel arrived in Wallenhove on Monday, March 24.
There the boat will be restored, as it had been used for some time with one mast. In addition, the hull of the vessel will be painted the original dark blue color.
«It is part of our heritage and a testament to our ability to build high quality aluminium yachts long before becoming Royal».
Flyer is a legendary vessel designed by Sparkman & Stephens, which won the Whitbread round-the-world regatta (forerunner to the Volvo Ocean Race) in the 1977-1978 season and returned to Holland after many years of use as Alaska Eagle.
The boat is now owned by the Revival of Flyer Foundation , specifically organized for the restoration of the ketch.