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A Adèle combines the classic lines of yachts like the
early 20th century J-class yachts and the Prince of
Wales’ Britannia and Kaiser Wilhelm’s Meteor
with a contemporary rig and underbody ensuring fast ocean
passages. The long overhangs, low freeboards, flush deck and tall
masts represent beauty to me, and she is so large that you get this
beauty without compromising on comfort.
She carries a huge sail area on a narrow, easily driven hull.
And all that power is at your hands, when you stand at the wheel!
Her two masts allow for many sail combinations and make her
well balanced in all winds. Downwind we can easily set a mizzen
staysail or, if we want to really feel the power of the elements, the
massive red and white spinnaker.
Adèle is my home and a home with immense character.
We live on board during extended periods with family and friends.
Down below, the library, with raised-and-fielded mahogany
panels, just forward of the fireplace, provides a womb-like retreat
from the action on deck. And the three deck houses offer a
possibility to withdraw but still be part of the action.
Named after my mother, Adèle is bursting with energy to live each day to the full, and she shares her
adventures with all who come into contact with her. Conceived for world exploration and to fearlessly storm
into remote places, where many may never venture, she changes the perspective of life for ever for all of us
who step on board.
Vision of Adèle
The first Adèle was and will always remain my
mum. She encouraged me to explore both the
world and my inner self and she provided the
safety and security I needed when extending
the boundaries of my world. She held my hand,
not to restrain me but to support me.
Adèle’s ketch rig is more versatile than a
sloop, allowing for a wide range of sail