Happy New Year from the Troyer family!
The Troyer family feels fortunate to have spent Christmas & the New Years in Abingdon, Virginia. Abingdon is a small town in Washington County located 2 hours west of Roanoke.
Located along the historic Great Road, Abingdon is a town steeped in rich history and legends. This well-traveled wilderness route served as a pathway for pioneers venturing through the scenic Blue Ridge Mountains to settle the new American frontier. The land was surveyed in the mid-18th century by Dr. Thomas Walker, who would later partner with Peter Jefferson, father of Thomas Jefferson, in the Loyal Land Company.
Legend has it that Abingdon was named Wolf Hills in 1760 by Daniel Boone himself. As the story goes, Boone’s dogs were attacked by a pack of wolves in the area, leading him to give it this fearsome moniker.
The Town of Abingdon was officially established in 1778, thanks to an act of the Virginia Assembly. Just two years later, Abingdon played a vital role in the fight for American independence. Patriots from Virginia and North Carolina gathered at the Muster Grounds in Abingdon, embarking on a 300-mile march to Kings Mountain, South Carolina. Their courageous efforts in the ensuing battle proved to be a turning point in the Revolutionary War.
In 1860, Abingdon welcomed a new institution of higher learning, Martha Washington College. Housed in a converted private residence, this esteemed college provided education to young women until its closure in 1932. However, the magnificent building, affectionately known as “The Martha,” found new life as a hotel in 1935, preserving its grandeur and historical significance.
Abingdon’s captivating past and its role in shaping the nation make it a must-visit destination for history enthusiasts. Explore the town’s charming streets, visit the Muster Grounds, and admire the architectural beauty of “The Martha” to experience the rich heritage of this remarkable town.
New Superyacht Concept
We were absolutely thrilled to announce that we are working with John from CANTU Design to offer the 51m Hybrid “SYNDERELLA” for sale. Over the years, CANTU has had the privilege of collaborating with some of the biggest names in the superyacht world, including Shinto Exclusive Yacht Design, Glade Johnson of GJDI, and the late Björn Johansson of Björn Johansson Design. It’s no wonder that John has also been contracted by some of the most successful superyacht shipyards, such as Feadship, Delta, and Westport Yachts.
Introducing “SYNDERELLA” by CANTU Design, an innovative 51 meter fast displacement superyacht hybrid concept that seamlessly combines the best of European and American design. What sets this yacht apart is its cutting-edge engineering package, which can easily adapt to advancements in battery and hydrogen cell technology. This ensures that “SYNDERELLA” remains at the forefront of sustainability and efficiency, making it a true game-changer in the superyacht world.
SOLD – New Construction Superyacht
This summer brought an exciting milestone for Troyer Yachts as we successfully closed a new-build Superyacht project exceeding 120′. It’s not every day that such a remarkable feat occurs in the yachting industry, and we are incredibly grateful to have played a small role in bringing this vision to life. Witnessing the transformation of an owner’s dream into a tangible reality is undeniably exhilarating. While we must respect the privacy of the new owner and cannot divulge specific details, we can assure you that this vessel is an absolute beauty, and the owner couldn’t be happier with the outcome. A small sample of our past sold boats can be found by clicking here.
Westport Yachts Port Angeles, WA
In June 2023, we had the incredible opportunity to visit the renowned Westport Yachts alongside a group of extraordinary individuals. Our visit included a fascinating tour of their woodworking facility and the impressive 50m shipyard facility. It was truly a pleasure to witness the craftsmanship and dedication that goes into every Westport yacht.
During our visit, we were thrilled to learn about several exciting projects that are currently in the works and will soon be officially announced. One of the highlights is the transformation of the Westport 125, which has been stretched, resulting in the magnificent New W135. The revision offers a stretched profile, additional space in the engine room, and king sized beds in both the aft guests staterooms. This seems like a very natural evolution for the Westport 125.
In addition to this exciting development, Westport Yachts is actively building other remarkable vessels. Currently, they have a new 35m I W117′ yacht in production, showcasing their dedication to providing a wide range of options for their discerning clientele. The W117 builds upon the success of the W112 and features include: Walk-Around Side Decks, On-Deck Master, Beach Club, Gyro-Stabilization, and more. Furthermore, they are also working on an all-new 52M flagship, which is set to be a true masterpiece of design and engineering.
Over the past years Westport has diligently worked at building a reputation as “Semi-Custom” and has completed world class builds like that of Westport 125 “PEPPER XIII”. Our guests walked away extremely impressed by Westports ability to offer such customizations.
Overall, our visit to Westport Yachts was a memorable experience, offering a glimpse into the innovation and commitment that drives this esteemed shipyard. We eagerly anticipate the official announcements of their upcoming projects and cannot wait to see what they have in store for the future of luxury yachting. Check out a few of the brokerage Westports currently on the market by clicking here.
In August, Andrew traveled to Maine. Maine is by far one of our favorite yachting destinations and we’re always excited to return. This trip was focused on visiting friends and there yachts. During this trip we visited Boston, Southeast Harbor, Bar Harbor, Camden, and the Hodgdon Shipyard in East Boothbay.
Hodgdon Yachts is a renowned American yacht builder based in East Boothbay, Maine. With a history dating back to 1816, Hodgdon Yachts is one of the oldest continuously operating boatyards in the United States. The company has gained a reputation for its exceptional craftsmanship, innovative designs, and commitment to luxury yacht construction.
Hodgdon Yachts has built a wide range of yachts, including sailing yachts, motor yachts, and superyachts. Their portfolio includes both custom builds and collaborations with renowned naval architects and designers. Each yacht is meticulously constructed using advanced techniques and the finest materials to ensure superior quality and performance.
Over the years, Hodgdon Yachts has received numerous awards and accolades for their exceptional work, including recognition for their innovative use of lightweight materials and their dedication to sustainability in yacht construction. They have also made significant contributions to the advancement of electric propulsion systems in the yachting industry.
With a dedication to meeting the unique needs and desires of their clients, Hodgdon Yachts continues to be a leading name in luxury yacht building. Their commitment to excellence, craftsmanship, and innovation has solidified their position as one of the most respected yacht builders in the world. Check out the 2016 Hodgdon Super Yacht Tender “LEONARDO” offered by Troyer Yachts by clicking this link.
San Francisco, CA
In October, Andrew visited a friend and client in San Francisco, CA. We spent time aboard one of his yachts and took in the sights including the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz, and lunch at the St. Francis Yacht Club.
The Saint Francis Yacht Club:
The St. Francis Yacht Club is a prestigious yacht club located in San Francisco, California. Founded in 1927, it is recognized as one of the premier yacht clubs in the United States and has a rich history in the world of sailing and yacht racing.
The club’s location on the shores of San Francisco Bay offers incredible sailing conditions and stunning views of the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz Island. It serves as a hub for sailors, boaters, and enthusiasts who share a passion for the sport.
The St. Francis Yacht Club is known for its active racing program, hosting a variety of regattas and championships throughout the year. It has been a venue for prestigious events such as the America’s Cup, the Rolex Big Boat Series, and the International 14 World Championships. The club’s members have achieved notable success in national and international competitions, further adding to its reputation as a prominent sailing institution.
Beyond racing, the St. Francis Yacht Club offers a range of amenities and social activities for its members. These include fine dining options, social events, educational programs, and access to a full-service marina. The club also promotes youth sailing and hosts programs to introduce young sailors to the sport.
With its scenic location, illustrious history, and commitment to excellence in sailing, the St. Francis Yacht Club continues to be a premier destination for those passionate about yachting and the maritime lifestyle.
Fort Lauderdale Boat Show #FLIBS2023
During the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show held in October, we had the privilege of showcasing the magnificent 87′ Vripack Doggersbank yacht, named “SEINNA,” just off the beautiful Las Olas area. It was a joy to welcome guests on board and reconnect with friends we have made over the years.
“SEINNA” is a stunning example of Dutch craftsmanship, built and designed by renowned yacht builder Vripack. Throughout its lifetime, the yacht has undergone extensive refits, ensuring it remains in top-notch condition and up to date with the latest trends in luxury yachting.
The history of Vripack dates back to 1961 when it was founded by Dick Boone. The first Doggersbank model, which has become synonymous with Vripack, was launched in 1968. Since then, more than 500 Doggersbank yachts have been built at esteemed shipyards like Altena, Kuipers Woudsend, and Moonen. These vessels have gained a reputation for their exceptional quality, seaworthiness, and timeless design.
In recent years, the Doggersbank line has experienced a revival, with new models being produced to meet the demands of discerning yacht enthusiasts. This resurrection signifies the enduring popularity and admiration for the Doggersbank range, and we are excited to witness the continuation of this legacy.
If you’re interested in learning more about Westport Yachts, Hodgdon Yachts, Doggersbanks, or other quality shipyards, you can easily get in touch with Andrew Troyer through email, text, or by calling his cell phone.