The construction of the 81m / 266ft contemporary three-masted schooner has started at the Royal Huisman facilities in Vollenhove. This new build project for an Asian client was unveiled by the joint team of Royal Huisman, Dykstra Naval Architects, Mark Whiteley design and Bart Kimman of Northrop & Johnson Asia at the 2016 Monaco Yacht Show.
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.
This Yacht will be delivered in 2020.