From 27 - 30 September we will be exhibiting at the Monaco Yacht Show 2023.

With our stand at one of the premium spots of the show, QE11 / QUAI DES ÉTATS-UNIS, we hope to welcome you and tell you more about our exciting projects and innovative design thoughts.

Dykstra Naval Architects team present at the show will be: Thys Nikkels, Mark Leslie-Miller, Hilbert ten Have, Thomas van Es and Anneliek van der Linde

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It starts with imagining what is possible

the basis for a unique concept was laid by Foundation⁰ - the build of a completely fossil free operating sailing yacht

Project Zero, as the initiative is known, seeks to unlock new zero-emission energy sources, rethinking fundamental issues regarding energy harvesting, savings, storage and energy management on the path to develop a new standard for marine travelling. Commissioned by Foundation⁰, a team of renowned industry experts has assembled to bring this project to life, including Dykstra Naval Architects, Vripack Yacht Design and Vitters Shipyard. Today, we are proud to announce that after 11 months of construction, project 3094, has made her first and preliminary splash. Vitters Shipyard has subcontracted the hull to 'Jacht en Scheepswerf Gouwerok' in Aalsmeer, The Netherlands. For this classic ketch Dykstra Naval Architects is responsible for the Naval Architecture where Vripack took on the challenge for the exterior and interior styling. Owner's Representative MCM Newport.

Throughout the project numerous important milestones will pass on all levels of the development, which will be captured and shared with the general public. In line with Foundation⁰'s mission, all data will be made available through open source, to those who are interested and for all to benefit from. Ultimately contributing to positive impact by changing the maritime industry.


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Gerard Dijkstra receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Dutch naval architect Gerard Dijkstra, founder of Dykstra Naval Architects, has been announced as the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award at the BOAT International Design & Innovation Awards 2022.

His five-decades-long-career has resulted in a staggering portfolio of work from modern marvels, the likes of Maltese Falcon and SY Black Pearl, the Dynarig, to the classic styling of Athena, Hetairos, and Adix - and not forgetting his pivotal role in the revival of the J Class. He accepted his award at the Superyacht Design Festival in Milan to a standing ovation.

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SY Perserverance winner of two Awards at the Boat International Design & Innovation Festival in Milan. Best Naval Architecture Sailing Yachts and Eco Award!

The 39,6 mtr Custom plumb bow sloop is designed and naval architecture by Dykstra Naval Architects, with an interior by deVosdeVries design, and built by Baltic Yachts.

The naval architecture subcommittee found the contenders for this category to be a very strong group, with impressive innovation, technical achievements and sailing ability. All entries were similar-sized sloops, and all have their performance characteristics aligned with their mission. On final analysis, Perseverance 1 ticked the boxes for best performance in light air thanks to her advanced construction materials and methods, carbon-fibre spars and standing rigging. She scored extra points for a rig geometry that enables quick sail adaptation to match environmental conditions, thus allowing her to sail for long periods. The hull, lifting keel and rudder were devised via CFD analysis for a balanced helm and manual steering. Given her passage-maker mission, high bulwarks and deep cockpits provide extra safety for guests and crew.

It may seem that a sailing yacht entering the Eco category has an advantage, but the owner of the winning yacht went far beyond simply using sails. With his encouragement, the build team hit upon six methods of energy saving. One of the most interesting fuel-saving ideas lays in the elimination of individual seawater cooling pumps, replacing them with a shared central unit and using a frequency converter to control its speed and limit the flow of seawater to demand. Along with a zero-emission electric propulsion motor, waste heat recovery, auto controls on lights and AC zones, two small Tier III-compliant variable speed gensets and the free-wheeling propeller-charging batteries when sailing, Perseverance 1 has documented 70 litres per day diesel savings while operating in owner mode.

For More information: www.dykstra-na.nl/designs/117-ft-perseverance

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SY Perseverance Winner of Best Sailing Yacht under 40 mtr Award and Sailing Yacht of the Year Award at the World Superyacht Awards in London, hosted by Boat International.

The title of Sailing Yacht of the Year is awarded to the yacht that is considered by the judges to be the most notable of the class winners in this year's sailing yacht categories.

The 39,6 mtr Custom plumb bow sloop is designed by Dykstra Naval Architects, with an interior by deVosdeVries design, and built by Baltic Yachts.

More information about SY Perseverance www.dykstra-na.nl/designs/117-ft-perseverance

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