Dykstra Naval Architects designed JK6 Hanuman is the overall winner of the J Class St Barths Bucket 2017.
The outcome could not have been closer.
Victory in the final race of the event, the 21 mile clockwise passage around St Barthelemy, means they finished the five race series with an identical, facsimile set of scores to Velsheda, but win on tie break. Ironically the popular showcase Caribbean regatta finished on the same note is started. On Thursday Velsheda and Hanuman finished Race 1 tied on exactly the same corrected time. Over the next three days both crews won three races – including the shared Race 1 win – and earned a second and a fourth apiece. It is not just the top two which tied. Underlining just how close racing is in this six boat fleet, Lionheart and Ranger finish on the same aggregate as each other.
JK7 Velsheda won the Kings Hundred Guinea Cup from the record fleet of six J Class yachts. It is the second time that Velsheda has won the trophy, (one of) the J Class's most prestigious annual prizes. In 2015 in Falmouth when they last triumphed there were just three boats racing.
Four out of the six J's where Dykstra designed/refitted, JK6 Hanuman, JK7 Velsheda, J5 Ranger and JK3 Shamrock.Read More
As an official Friend of the St Barths Bucket Regatta, Dykstra Naval Architects is proud to announce to have 8 Dykstra designed yachts competing in this 30 year anniversary Bucket regatta.Dykstra Naval Architects designed entries: Action, Adela, Maltese Falcon, Meteor, JK6 Hanuman, J5 Ranger, JK7 Velsheda and JK3 Shamrock.
16 - 19 March 2017
The Bestevaer 45 Pure built by KM Yachtbuilders and designed by Dykstra Naval Architects will be at the coming HISWA Boat Show.
From March 8 - 12 the show will be held at the RAI in Amsterdam, where the yacht will be exhibited at the KM Yachtbuilders stand no.: 1.126
"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 therefore delighted to be recently 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. Together with Royal Huisman, designer Mark Whiteley and regional liaison Bart Kimman of Northrop & Johnson Asia. Dykstra Naval Architects will make this dream-yacht become reality.
This contemporary schooner has been officially revealed at the 2016 Monaco Yacht Show by the design and build team.