Rhoades Young Design have recently completed the new 27.5m motor-sailer. Designed in collaboration with Joubert-Nivelt-Goeffers, she is specifically intended for extended periods at sea.

Hortense is expected to spend much of her time in remote northern hemisphere locations, where self-sufficiency is going to be key. To this end, she has been equipped with high capacity tanks and large freezer and long term food storage.

Using sail and motor efficiently it should be able to cover long distances to isolated locations.