The sail yacht Billy Budd 2, previously known as Saudade of Hamilton, was constructed by Royal Huisman in the Netherlands in 1994. It has a sleek exterior designed by Judel/Vrolijk & Co and a luxurious interior by Pieter Beeldsnijder Design. The yacht underwent a refurbishment in 2017.
Billy Budd 2 has accommodations for up to 6 guests in 3 suites and can hold up to 5 crew members to ensure a comfortable and enjoyable experience. It is powered by a single MTU 8V183TE62 diesel engine, which provides 360 horsepower and allows the yacht to reach speeds of up to 12 knots with a range of 3,000 nautical miles on its 10,650-liter fuel tanks. The yacht is built with an aluminum hull and superstructure, with teak decks, and meets Lloyds Register classification society standards. It has a maximum capacity of 4,600 liters of fresh water in its tanks.