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The cloud piercer

Aoraki means "Cloud Piercer" in the Ka¯i Tahu dialect of the Maori language.
Historically, the Ma¯ori name has also been spelt in the "canonical" Maori form: Aorangi

“Aorangi” is designed by foremost American yacht designers Sparkman and Stephens, well known for their winning transatlantic racing yachts during the romantic era of these world renowned challenges.

Keep Sailing On Aorangi!

It is with great pride that we celebrate over 30 years of this marvelous S&S Swan.

She’s affectionately been called “The Queen of the Sea”, “The Rolls Royce of Sailing”, “The Yacht Full of Rainbows”, and of course “The Love Boat” by many.

But we like to think of her as one thing more than anything else…..simply “Aorangi”,  “The Cloud Piercer”. 

It is a joy to sail with her, to enjoy the comfortable atmosphere that is provided by this classic yacht of outstanding workmanship.   The mood is always full of sunshine when on board no matter what the weather.  And it’s easy to understand why after 30 short years of taking on the seas and the oceans of the world, she is still as fresh as that day in Finland when the carpenters certificate was signed…..way back in 1979….a time when pride was clearly visible in the quality of each and every part of this wonderful vessel, and still is.  

We look forward to every year as a celebration in the most appropriate way possible.  Sailing, sailing, and sailing some more!  
So come join us!

In such a time of uncertainty, we are hoping that as many sea lovers as possible will take time to really live a special moment untouched by the troubles that surround us.  We certainly plan to continue in this quest, and will be waiting on board for those who dare to dream…..


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