NEW 26 M World Cruising Ketch project

This 26 meter World Cruising Ketch is a new project underway, together with Rhoades Young Design and Owner's representatives MCM (Marine Construction Management Newport). The project team is developing an extremely capable 26 meter blue water cruising ketch for a very experienced couple who wish to venture to the far corners of the Planet.

Particular attention is being paid towards shorthanded and centralized sailing systems which will allow the owners to perform most sailing functions from the safety and comfort of the cockpit.

The Interior by Rhoades Young Design is to provide classic elegance and comfort for extended cruises both when at sea and anchored in secluded harbors.


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Newsletter Autumn 2021

UPDATE FROM DYKSTRA NAVAL ARCHITECTS Download your copy of the Newsletter HERE

Autumn 2021 edition featuring:
Design Award for Sea Eagle II - NEW 65-meter Performance Ketch - Recently launched Perseverance sailing - Hetairos up North - Dynarig Lotus - Velsheda wins in Porto Cervo - MY Bestevaer - Aquarius exploring the Med - Rainbow II Sloop under construction - SY Black Pearl - Clipper Stad Amsterdam in her home town.

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New 65 m Performance Ketch Signed

The joint team of Dykstra Naval Architects, Royal Huisman and Mark Whiteley Design is delighted to announce the newbuild agreement for an exciting 65 m / 212ft performance ketch rigged sailing yacht. We have enjoyed an inspirational period of concept design and development with the experienced owners' team, the interior designer and builder. An important time to get the project ready for the next big step: the start of construction. One of the main areas of focus for this ketch rigged sailing yacht is the performance optimization, to get her all geared up for the superyacht regatta circuit.

CEO Thys Nikkels: "A great team to be working with on this exciting project, we sure can't wait to see her racing The St Barths Bucket!"

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Best Naval Architecture Sailing Yacht Award for Sea Eagle II

81 m SEA EAGLE II won "Best Naval Architecture Sailing Yachts" Award at Boat International's Design and Innovation Awards 2021.

Very proud of this achievement and many thanks and congratulations to the Owner of SEA EAGLE II and the whole project and built team including Royal Huisman and Mark Whiteley Design!

As described by Boat International:

Sea Eagle II
In the most intricately quantitative category, the numbers determined the two top candidates to be the ones most unalike, one a race-ready yacht and the other a cruising schooner. Surprisingly the science behind their designs, their hull and sail plan efficiencies and performance under power were very similar. While both are custom designs, Sea Eagle II was the more novel concept and presented the larger design and innovation, given the owner's brief and the loads and complexities associated with her size and 1,027-tonne displacement. She is not just a large cruising yacht with global capability but a beautiful boat that sails well.

Length: 81m
Naval Architect: Dykstra Naval Architects
Builder: Royal Huisman
Exterior Design: Dykstra Naval Architects / Mark Whiteley Design
Interior Design: Mark Whiteley

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SY SEA EAGLE II French Polynesia

SY SEA EAGLE II in French Polynesia.

Stunning footage of this 81-meter 3-mast schooner by her crew. Create Memories, Explore, Enjoy Sailing! She is designed by Dykstra Naval Architects and Mark Whiteley Design, built by Royal Huisman.

Video credits: Joshua Mangakahia

More about Sea Eagle II: www.dykstra-na.nl/designs/81-meter-sea-eagle-ii

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