"Build me my dream"
Good performance combined with sea kindliness, stability and
comfort. Dykstra Naval Architects have focused all their
considerable expertise on the creation of a hull with a
distinguishing hard chine and schooner rig that combines good
performance with sea kindliness, stability and comfort. The carbon
rig by Rondal – 'clearing Panama Bridge' – will be supported by
carbon standing rigging. Thys Nikkels of Dykstra Naval Architects
explains "the plumb bow, very long waterline, sleek hull and large
sail area will give the yacht the required high speed and good
performance." Towing tests, wind tunnel tests, Computational Fluid
Dynamics (CFD) calculations and a Velocity Prediction Program are
all undertaken to evaluate the sail balance, keel position and
rudder angles when under sail.
Mark Whiteley designed a modern interior in balance with the
exterior living spaces. The design is based on Alpi Walnut
bulkheads and comprises oak floors. Alpi is a natural material
which - thanks to technology - achieves high performance and eco
sustainable quality. A very high comfort level for the owner,
family and friends are very important considerations, but the yacht
can also be used as a platform for business meetings. The forward
part of the superstructure has been reserved for the owner and his
guests, featuring a combined saloon with comfortable seating and a
large table with sixteen seats for formal dining.