HEEG – Geert Wijma says he invested when times were lean “and today we reap the fruits of that.” At Boot Duesseldorf 2019 (Hall 15, stand 15D40), the owner of Jachtwerf Heeg will premiere a ‘Lounge’ version of his successful Pointer-25 sailboat. It delivers more swimming. And faster sailing in light conditions.
“The Pointer-25 has a closed transom,” says Wijma. “We gave it a tailgate, a hinged part across the rear that folds down to become a swimming platform.” The Pointer-25 Lounge is a versatile, multi-purpose family cabin cruiser. Especially, if you sail inland waters and want easy access to the boat from the water.
The lounge version has a cool option for those facing light weather: it can be had with a bigger sail for more speed. “We are building the Lounge and taking orders already,” says Wijma.
Jachtwerf Heeg has been around for 60 years. It started the Pointer-25 project in late 2014 and has already built 31. Of the 1-year-old Pointer 22 _ a smaller, sportier craft _ already 12 have been built and sold. “We also see a good market for the Pointer-22 in the years ahead,” says Wijma. Pointers can be equipped with diesel and electric engines.
The pointer yachts site offers a 7-step configurator that lets visitors put together the sail boat they want, in the colors and with the options they want.
The Pointer-25, a Van de Stadt Design, is for sporty and relaxed sailing. It offers overnighting possibilities in comfort, has a furled jib, a fat head main sail and a bulb keel. A self-tacking jib is possible for shorthanded sailing. The Pointer-22 base price is €36,500, that of the Pointer-25 €59,500.
Wijma markets his sailboats across Europe. “We have a dealer in southern Germany who also serves Austria,” he says. “And we are well represented in Switzerland. We are starting up in northern Germany and are looking for a dealer in the Hamburg-to-Berlin region.”
www.pointeryachts.com / www.jachtwerf-heeg.n