The official launch of Sojana, Peter Harrison's Farr 115 cruising ketch, will take place next month

The official launch of Sojana, Peter Harrison’s Farr 115 cruising ketch – one of the largest sailing yachts ever built in Cowes – will take place on 12 September.

This new water/fuel-ballasted yacht, which should reach speeds of 25kts in the right conditions, was built by Green Marine using a pre-impregnated carbon laminate and Nomex honeycomb core, similar to the technology used in America’s Cup yachts.

Sojana, an acronym of the names of Peter Harrison’s three grandchildren, will have a permanent crew of five, skippered by Marc Fitzgerald. Peter Harrison’s family and friends will often enjoy the magnificence provided by Sojana but she will also be available for luxury charter. Sojana is available for charter in the Caribbean this winter and the Mediterranean next summer.

She will also compete in various regattas around the world such as Antigua Sailing week and the Nioulargue in St Tropez. In racing mode, she will require 27 professional race crew.

Sojana – Preliminary Specifications

Length Overall 34.97 M (114.73 ft)

Length Waterline 30.00 M (98.43ft)

Beam 7.68 M (25.20ft)

Draft 4.50 M (14.76ft)

Displacement 96 tonnes