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As someone who spent much of her childhood on a sailboat, I can tell you firsthand that there's nothing quite like a well-made sailboat to take you through the sea. Whether crafted for racing or relaxation, sailboats have an elegance about them that hearken to the past. Yacht brands try their hardest to be the best and while I'm certainly not claiming Royal Huisman
is the best, their 123-foot-long Pumula yacht is pretty impressive all the same.
With naval architecture by Dykstra Naval Architects, Pumula is a cruising yacht that was built specifically to bring forth nostalgia in the owner, reminding them of an era past. One of the ways they do this is with the navigation systems. Unlike most modern boats that have visible screens, Pumula's navigation screens are hidden when not in use, creating a smooth helm (made up of a central wheel) without any technological disruptions. While the yacht includes high-tech communication systems, it also features a SSB (Single Side Band) radio for long distance sailors who like to chat old school.