"Build me my dream"
To hear a client saying these words is – without a doubt
– a dream come true for any yacht designer and builder. Dykstra
Naval Architects was delighted to be commissioned by an Asian
client to design a truly breathtaking contemporary three-masted
schooner. The client's dream has an impressive overall length of
81m / 266ft and a plumb bow, making her not only powerful and
recognizable all over the world, she is also the largest yacht yet
to be built at the Royal Huisman shipyard in Vollenhove and ranked
in the top 10 of the world's largest sailing yachts: by any measure
a superyacht destined for greatness.
Thys Nikkels of Dykstra Naval
Architects: "At Dykstra Naval Architects we are extremely excited
and proud to be part of the creative team for this 81m,
three-masted performance schooner. Using our experience and
inventive minds to create an innovative contemporary schooner yacht
for fast passage making is one to tick off our Bucket List."
Mark Whiteley of Mark Whiteley
Design: "Building a project with Royal Huisman is a very special
experience for a designer, jointly designing an 81m new build is an
opportunity of a career lifetime so I'm thrilled to be
collaborating with Dykstra Naval Architects and the shipyard on
this fast contemporary schooner"
Royal Huisman regional liaison,
Bart Kimman of Northrop & Johnson Asia: "It is a great pleasure and honour to have contributed
significantly in realising this trendsetting 81m project for a
client in Asia"
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.