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Posted by on Apr 18, 2009 in UK, US |

Jacaroni Previews Italian-Taiwanese Collaboration

A unique combination of Italian engineering and styling, North American hull design, and Taiwanese construction and craftsmanship

Word of a new custom 64-foot sailboat crossed my desk the other day and included images that piqued my curiosity. Giulio Jacaroni is chairman of Jacaroni Yacht International, a collaboration with two Taiwanese boatyards, Jade and Tayana Yachts, and he’s a Naval Architect as well. I haven’t met him, but it’s easy to see that he’s ambitious and experienced enough to design and produce large motoryachts and sailboats. This summer, according to his press release, he has a 95-foot explorer-type motoryacht going in the water as well as the 64-foot custom sailboat, images of which follow. (The JYI website was slow to load today but be patient, there’s some interesting info; if you have trouble with these links, however, it may be because a new site is be launching soon.)

Equipped with dual-steering stations and radar arch, the Jacaroni 64RS

Equipped with dual-steering stations and radar arch, the Jacaroni 64RS

The 64RS has a teak deck, self-tacking jib and furling gennaker, and an interior joystick steering capability from within the raised saloon; but unlike some Italian yachts, the 64RS is built to go to sea as an ocean cruising vessel. The hull design is by Rob Ladd and Giulio worked out the engineering and the interior. At the same time, we might call it a four-by-four. That’s four cabins and four bathrooms. Of course, it’s a custom boat so that’s just one of many layouts you could have if you were to buy a sistership.

Enjoy the images, and stay tuned for the real thing.

—John Burnham

The Jacaroni 64RS

The Jacaroni 64RS comes with planked, glued teak deck.

The 64RS's structural grid, engineered by Giulio Jacaroni

The 64RS's structural grid, engineered by Giulio Jacaroni

The Jacaroni office

The Jacaroni office

Jade, one of Jacaroni's partner shipyards in Taiwan

Jade, one of Jacaroni's partner shipyards in Taiwan

Tayana Yachts, one of the other JYI partners

Tayana Yachts, one of the other JYI partners

A JYI motoryacht...this is not the 64RS.

Ready to launch already? ...this is not the 64RS.

The aluminum Jet 90, by JYI

The aluminum Jet 90, by JYI