The 142 ft Samurai was an impressive sight when she debuted at Loro Piana Caribbean Regatta 2016 and Barth's Bucket Regatta in late March 2016. Previously, the Mari Cha 1V, Samurai was launched in November 2015. The refit was completed at Royal Huisman, Huisfit yard in the Netherlands. Mari Cha IV pictured in her racing heydayThe Mari Cha IV was famed for and designed to be the world's fastest offshore racing monohull. In 2003, she blew away the competition, and the century-old record, in the West to East Transatlantic race. She also set a record for distance covered in 24 hours. Samurai's owner, who enjoys cruising equally as thrilling speeds, was keen to preserve her powerful performance whilst embracing more superyacht sailing features. Great shots of Super Yacht Samurai as seen from fellow competitor in the last race St Barth's Bucket. Great shots of Super Yacht Samurai as seen from fellow competitor in the last race St Barth's Bucket. Samurai LOA 42m Class A Lora Piana Caribbean SuperYacht Regatta. Original design team member, Greg Elliott, worked closely with the various groups involved in the refit, to ensure that the performance integrity of the Samurai was preserved as well as possible.