Dutch yacht builders Jongert have announced an order for a 50m ketch by Doug Peterson

Dutch yacht builders Jongert arrived at the Dusseldorf boat show with a ‘Sold’ sign across the computer image of their latest and biggest yacht a 50m (164ft), Doug Peterson designed ketch for a repeat customer – not a bad start to the show and a great headline grabber!

It’s early days for real detail but the all aluminium yacht will be fitted with a folding keel, a Jongert patented system, and twin Caterillar 670hp engines. She is due to launch some time in 2011.

With the construction of 20m and 24m sailing yachts, also by Peterson, underway plus four on-going refits Jongert is clearly showing signs of better health. They are also scheduled to build a 39m motor yacht. Check out www.jongert.com