Prior to the sale, M/Y "HQ" cruised the New York State Canal System, starting just north of Albany, New York and ending at Oswego on Lake Ontario. Following this, they traveled to Chicago, then to Florida, and to the Bahamas thereafter. Knowing these were their cruising goals, her original owners worked with the Outer Reef Team during the build process to reduce head room in the skylounge by 1". Outer Reef also made adjustments ensuring all of the electronics on the hard top are completely removable, and designed the mast in a way that when lowered it was no higher than the center of the hard top bringing the maximum height to below 21’. "HQ" is powered by 1600 hp Catepillar C-32’s enabling long passages at hull speeds but allowing maximum speeds of 20 knots.
A heartfelt congratulations to her new owners, a couple from Pennsylvania who will spend winters in Florida, and keep their new yacht in Key Largo. “HQ’s” new name is “INSIGNIA”.Back to All Articles