Vril was launched around 1894 and was not only the fastest cutter in its class but was also the first racing yacht in the world to feature an external lead keel. This naturally gave her a very low centre of gravity. Her fast hull combined with a small wetted surface not only brought success in regatta races but also made her easy to sail. In fact, she set a standard that changed the future of yacht design.
Her original construction plans are available and this is a fantastic opportunity to rebuild a historical yacht that will also be a pleasure to sail. Significant research is already underway and preliminary construction details are being prepared. This yacht could be built using both traditional and modern methods. It is also possible to install a small engine and contemporary systems.