The very first Jongert 2200s, “Inspiration”, truly was an inspiration, not only for her creator and owner, Herbert Dahm, but also for a whole new generation of large sailing yachts. Dahm, who for 35 years acted as the “frontman” of the legendary yard when he was Jongert’s worldwide sales representative, realised many of his always innovative ideas in this yacht. Designed by Ron Holland, with an interior by Peter Sijm and the many details and features devised by Herbert Dahm, this 22-metre yacht was the first real Cruiser-Racer in this size: Dahm had planned his personal dream-yacht mainly for a circumnavigation with family and friends, but also as a competitive racing boat with which he won numerous trophies; among many other achievements she won “Les Voiles de Saint Tropez” three times.
Some features of “Inspiration” were unusual and ground-breaking at the time of her design and build but have since become more or less standard with yachts of her size. Take for example the “stern garage” for stowing the tender, with a hydraulically operated hatch that doubles as a bathing platform when folded down. Or the round steps of the companionway that makes going below easy and safe even when the yacht is heeled far over. Equally remarkable is the retractable bow-thruster that can be turned through 360 degrees so that the yacht can be manoeuvred with pin-point precision, and which even doubles as an emergency drive unit. Ingenious for a cruiser-racer is the storage for a full set of racing sails in the specially designed bilge tunnel: out of the way, not damaging the interior and still quickly up on deck.
Dahm, who by profession originally is a radio technician but who had his first major business success with the development of a new cashier system and the software to go with it and who later also “invented” a modular system for trade show stands, ordered his first Jongert in 1967. This was the beginning of a wonderful business relationship, as it soon turned out. The yard’s proprietor, Jan Jongert, immediately recognised the remarkable talents of Herbert Dahm and convinced him to take over the world-wide marketing and sales of his yachts. In the course of the following years, Dahm owned several Jongert yachts himself, as he was always looking for ways to improve and optimize the yachts and also wanted to test his ideas first-hand. “Inspiration”, dating from 1985, however has remained his personal favourite up to this day, and she also is the yacht that he owned and sailed much longer than any of the others and which he himself regards as his “master-piece”. Always innovative and pace-setting, this yacht has been continuously upgraded and perfected and was also treated to a major refit in 2012.
“Inspiration” is fully equipped for competitive racing and relaxed cruising and is currently located in Palma de Mallorca. For more information on this outstanding yacht please contact Arne Schmidt Yachts International, the Hanseatic Yacht Broker from Hamburg for high quality, new and pre-owned sail and motor yachts. As one of very few agencies in Europe Arne Schmidt Yachts International are also specialised in the trade with commercial ships. Our services are tailored to the individual demands of our clients.
Arne Schmidt Yachts International is part of the working group Deutsche Yachten – Superyacht Germany. This is made by a number of select German companies that are active in the build and equipping of yachts of more than 30 metres in length. This working group is part of the German Boat and Shipbuilder’s Trade association DBSV (Deutscher Boots- und Schiffbauer-Verband) in which all relevant companies of the German yachting industry are organised. The aim of the group is to promote yacht-building in Germany and inform about the many services and resources that Germany has to offer this industry. www.deutsche-yachten.de
Technical data, “Inspiration”
Hull material: Aluminium
Length over all: 22.07 m / 72′5″
Beam: 5.75 m / 18′10″
Draft: 3.68 m / 12′1″
Displacement: 38 t
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