b'WELCOME TO ISSUE 12 OF THE MCM ADVOCATETHE OWNERS ADVOCATETHE CAPTAINS ALLYERICA IMPRESSES Clearly Erica impressed the judges at the World Yacht Trophies at the Cannes Festival of Yachting where they awarded her the title of Most Innovative Yacht during the 2019 ceremony.Congratulations go to the team and owner.Welcome to the latest edition of the MCMShortly after having completed her trials with flying Advocate. It wont escape our regular readerscolors, early August saw M/Y Erica, the latest Heesen that in spite of our longstanding place in theA winds in the heart of me, 50m motor yacht, slip out of Dutch waters for her sailing yacht sector, this issue includes twoa fires in my heels, maiden voyage to the Mediterranean. important motor yacht projectsthe widelyI am tired of brick and stone Soon thereafter she was safely berthed in Palma and rumbling wagon-wheels; acclaimed 58m Feadship Najiba and the modernI hunger for the seas edge, Mallorca after a smooth and trouble-free passage. and powerful ~50m Heesen Erica. Two greatthe limit of the land,Her dramatic profile and dark grey metallic paint make projects with two prestigious builders. We areWhere the wild old Atlantic Erica stand out amongst the surrounding white yachts.embarking on other equally interesting motoris shouting on the sand. yacht projects that are in their nascent stagesInside she showcases a stained oak interior with and we look forward to bringing you that news inmacassar trim to the design of Mark Whiteley. Subtle Oh Ill be going, polished nickel detailing and the Owners art collection due course. leaving the noises of the street, contribute to a relaxing but exciting on-board ambiance. That being said, we remain deeply immersed in theTo where a lifting foresail-footsailing yacht sector and as you continue reading,is yanking at the sheet;She now has a short workup period with full crew on you will see the progress on the lovely 50m HoekTo a windy, tossing anchorage board before heading off for the owners first cruise in designed ketch closing in on her 2020 launchwhere yawls and ketches ride,October 2019.at Vitters. Additionally, the 39m Hoek design atOh Ill be going, going,Pendennis is romping along.until I meet the tide. Refit work remains strong and not least with theAnd first Ill hear the sea-wind,extensive Broadwater project which youll read about,the mewing of the gulls, currently underway at Huisfit in Amsterdam.The clucking, sucking of the seaWe have included an article that appeared inabout the rusty hulls, Yachting World magazine describing Acadias cruiseThe songs at the capstanin Greenland - Frozen Frontier which tells anat the hooker warping out, interesting story and may encourage other yachtsmenAnd then the heart of mell knowto venture to these special places. That brings usIm there or thereabout. to the 23.5m explorer project - working with a very experienced team on this Castro designed, seriousOh I am sick of brick and stone,expedition sailing yacht building at KM Yachtbuildersthe heart of me is sick, For windy green, unquiet sea, LOA: 49.8min the Netherlands. If you dont spend time inBeam: 9.1mmAntarctica, you may never lay eyes on her, as its thethe realm of Moby Dick; And Ill be going, going, Draft: 2.15mowners intent to cruise where ice in summer is thefrom the roaring of the wheels,Top speed: 16.3 knotsnorm.Construction: AluminumFor a winds in the heart of me,We hope you enjoy this edition and we look forwarda fires in my heels. Designer: Omega Architectsto seeing you along the waterfront. Naval Architect: Van OossanenJohn Masefield (18781967) Interior Design: Mark WhiteleyBuilder: Heesen YachtsMARINE CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT PO Box 1289555 Thames Street, Newport, RI 02840 0998, USAT: +1 401 849 3387 info@mcmnewport.comwww.mcmnewport.com mcmnewportDesigner: Terri Gasparichwww.tgdesign.co.nzPrinted on environmentally friendly paper with soy based inks.'