WHIMSY is a striking 80' performance sloop, beautifully designed and perfectly laid out by Philippe Briand. Built at Vaudrey Miller - NZ, for an experienced racing yachtsman, WHIMSY is easy and fun to sail and offers long distance, high-performance touring. 

She has the sensitivity and performance of a racing yacht but fulfills all criteria of a true blue-water cruiser, conceived to sail around the world in all comfort and security.

Briand has shown his French flare for design to create a polished, modern look with sleek, well-proportioned lines. The exceptionally clean and clutter-free deck features a spacious guest cockpit amidships, an aft steering area with excellent visibility, as well as a large sun-bathing area with a drop-down transom.

The Darnet modern and welcoming interior features a roomy, bright and slightly raised saloon and three equal guest and owner cabins, forward and amidships, all with en-suite bathrooms.

A generous aft crew area with direct access to the deck provides maximum privacy on board.

WHIMSY is in exceptional good condition.

The berth in Grand Harbour Marina - Malta, with a tremendous view on the historical city, can be purchased separately 



Basic Information

  • Type: Performance Cruising Sloop
  • Naval architect: Philippe Briand Yacht Design
  • Interior designer: Franck Darnet Design
  • Builder: Vaudrey Miller Yachts, NZ
  • Year: 2005 last refit 2023
  • Hull: Composite
  • Length: 24 m (78'8")
  • Beam: 5.93 m (19'5")
  • Draft: 3.20 m (10'6")
  • Engines: Volvo Penta D4-210 Hp
  • Displacement: 38.5 t.
  • Registry: Cayman Islands
  • Location: Marseille, France

  • Price: 1'950'000€ VAT paid


  • Guests:

    2 forward cabins, each with double bed + 1 cabin aft of main saloon with twin berths

  • Crew:

    1 aft crew cabin with double berth + 1 additional in crew mess