IJMUIDEN _ Zeilen, the Netherlands’ leading sailing magazine, has named the Saffier Se 37 Lounge its Boat of 2018, beating 13 other entries the magazine has tested in the past year.
It said the Saffier yard has worked hard to raise itself _ and the boats it makes _ to a high-quality level. In 2018, the yard delivered 58 Saffiers worldwide. Its 2019 orderbook contains 47 yachts. The global fleet comprises some 600 boats. Brothers Dennis and Dean Hennevanger, who run Saffier Yachts, told Zeilen: “It is great that the (Saffier Se 37 Lounge concept) is understood and that you see that.”
In the past 15 years, Saffier Yachts have been awarded repeatedly. They are sleek, high-end ‘new classic’ day sailers and weekenders, famous for their ease of handling and high-end finishing.
The Saffier Se Lounge-37 has a vacuum infused fiberglass hull. The helmsman sits up front in the cockpit at twin wheels and has access to all lines to trim, handle and control the sails. Downwind, a Code Zero on the bowsprit and a large gennaker push the Saffier SE 37 Lounge above its hull speed. The cockpit aft of the helmsman is a generous lounge area that _ with the push of a button _ sill stretch all the way to the transom.
Saffiers come in 7 models _ from 6.5 to 11.3m (21 to 37ft.)