Lynx was constructed in aluminum by Royal Huisman, one of the world’s most well-regarded yacht yards. Her elegant design by Dick Koopmans stands the test of time, with a gorgeous sheer line and detailing on her pilothouse. Launched in 1981, she was lightly used in Europe with her original owners. In 1987, she was purchased by a well-known Seattle based rigger and sailor. Before departing on an extended cruise, she underwent a refit at Huisman which included a stern extension and the addition of a swimstep and a new engine. She subsequently made her way to the Pacific Northwest via Cape Horn. In the early 2000s she began an extensive refit that included a refinishing of her entire interior, replacement of many of her systems, and a rebuild of her engine. Since then she has been very lightly used. Her gorgeous, high-quality teak interior gleams and the behind-the-scenes spaces like engine room, bilges and systems spaces are impressively clean and well organized. All work aboard shows extreme care and expertise.
Lynx is an ideal platform for a buyer looking for a serious adventure cruising yacht. Chilean Canals or Northwest Passage? No big deal. Her combination of a strong hull, pilothouse steering station and excellent seagoing interior layout with five good sea berths is uncommon in a vessel of her size. She’s mechanically simple enough to be easily maintained, yet her beautiful design and gorgeous interior details make it a joy to spend time aboard.
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