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Rockport Marine debuts 70-foot sloop design

Rockport Marine, a Maine yard known internationally for their first-class restorations of classic yachts, announced a new conceptual design from their in-house design office.

Sophia, a 70-foot, cold-molded sloop evokes the beauty and power of classic Sparkman & Stephens Class-A yawls such as Bolero, Baruna, Black Watch, Avanti, Windigo And Ptarmigan, according to the company.

"Boats like Bolero and Baruna inspire me because of their beautiful lines," said designer Sam Chamberlin, "but I am also inspired by their excellent sailing characteristics-they are high performance and capable for racing, but designed for cruising offshore with family or friends, with or without a captain, for short or long distances."

The design for Sophia is now available for construction at Rockport Marine.

Click here for the full announcement with a rendering of the yacht.