Inspired by a drawing designed in 1920 by Nathanael Herreshoff, the Balkis was first picked up by the American architect Joel White in 1997. This sailing dinghy has a classic and simple line. Very slender and with a high displacement, she is also fitted with Marconi rigging. Its construction is faithful to the shipyard’s know-how: a polyester hull topped by a teak deck and varnished mahogany details. From the first glance, one can only be seduced by its timeless lines.
The Balkis can be sailed or paddled. With the sails raised, she remains lively even in light winds despite her moderate area of sail. When the breeze comes, well ballasted, she is reassuringly stable.