NEW COMMISSION FOR 60M SLOOP
Early summer 2019, Dykstra Naval Architects was commissioned to design a new 60m sailing yacht to be built at Ada Yachtworks in Bodrum, Turkey. The client is Global Impact Yachts and the project will be overseen by Homeport Yacht Management.
It is Dykstra's second project with the Turkish yard, having previously designed the 47m schooner Zenith. As the steel and aluminium yacht is destined for charter, the focus of the contemporary design is on maximising the exterior areas such as the flybridge. A special feature is the transom beach club that has fold-down sides to create a terrace on the sea. It will have a 6-cabin layout, including an owner's suite and VIP cabin.
"With its modern styling and flybridge, this is a different kind of design than we're usually known for," says Hilbert Ten Have, Dykstra's naval architect in charge of the project. "At 60 metres overall and with a 10.8-metre beam, she's about the biggest you can go and still stay under 500 gross tons. Her sloop rig is designed for easy, push-button sailing."