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Innovative new yacht to debut this fall

APRIL 20 What its creators call the first cruising yacht designed to be container-shipped to cruising destinations all over the world is expected to be launched in time for the fall boat show season this year.

Container Yachts, of Middletown, R.I., designed the Far Harbour 39, a 39-foot motorsailer, to fit into a standard shipping container so it can be transported easily to any cruising destination, a news release says. The company says the boat is suited to many boaters who are “long on cruising dreams and short on time.”

“The most valuable commodity today is time; people don’t have enough of it,” Container Yachts president Will Rogers says in the release. “The Far Harbour 39 was designed for people who want to cruise faraway places on their own boat, but can’t afford to uproot their lives to do so.”

The boat, which has a 7.4-foot beam, was designed to be loaded into (and later out of) a shipping container using standard boatyard equipment, the release says. InBox, the prototype of the Far Harbour 39, is being built at Schooner Creek Boat Works in Portland, Oregon. The boat is expected to debut this September at the Newport (R.I.) International Boat Show.

Jason Fell