Two Bestevaer yachts at Hiswa te Water 2019

This year two Bestevaer Yachts will be exhibited at the Hiswa te Water in Lelystad, Holland.
Bestevaer 49 " Katharos" and Bestvaer 45Pure "Lene" will be mored at KM Yachtbuilders booth, berth B-34.

Bestevaer "Katharos" is the little sister of "Bestevear 2", Gerard Dykstra's own boat. The Bestevaer 49ST is a swift cruiser with elegant, classical lines. The fine, relatively slim hull represents the ideal compromise between speed centered weight distribution and pleasant motion in seaway. The deck lay out is designed for ease of handling by a small crew. Due to its moderate draught, smaller ports are not excluded from a cruise. The practical and comfortable lay out of the Bestevaer 49ST below decks invites to live on board for prolonged periods.

"Lene" is a semi-custom yacht, with the Bestevaer 45Pure aspects such as dimensions, deck plan, the hull, layout and styling are fixed.
She is a safe and comfortable aluminium build sailing yacht with a pilot house. The deep cockpit and the pilothouse offer protection and good visibility. The Bestevaer 45Pure is maintenance-friendly, with minimum paintwork. Accommodation wise she has four or six berths in two or three cabins, plus saloon berths for a further two. She has a practical U-shaped galley for working in at heel.

Hiswa Boat Show
4 - 9 September 2019
KM Yachtbuilders Berth: B-34
Opening hours: 10:00 – 18:00 hrs.
Location: Lelystad, Netherlands
Website: www.hiswatewater.nl

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New Project Lotus 88M Dynarig

Project LOTUS - 88m DynaRig + 70m Shadow

The next-generation project from the ThirtyC design studio, in collaboration with Royal Huisman and DynaRig creators Dykstra Naval Architects.

LOTUS bridges the gap between the experience of sailing and the adventure of the motor yacht lifestyle. Designed for the family who seeks life without compromise, the combination of dual-mast DynaRig sailing yacht and rugged Support Vessel offers unbridled freedom for both the journey and the destination.

LOTUS is a masterpiece offering complete customisation, open spaces, reduced complexity in terms of both rigging and crew as well as an engineering package that fits both luxury and agility on the water.

More information can be expected at the start of the Monaco Yacht Show 2019, 25 - 28 September.

Length of twin mast Dyna-Rig: 88 m / 289 ft
Length of Shadow: 70 m / 230 ft
Design: ThirtyC Yacht Design, www.thirtyc.com
Naval Architects: Dykstra Naval Architects, www.dykstra-na.nl
Builder: Royal Huisman, www.royalhuisman.com

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Clipper Shabab Oman 2 Wins North Sea Feeder Race!

Clipper Shabab Oman 2 Wins North Sea Feeder Race!

The Dykstra Naval Architects designed and Damen Shipyard built clipper Shabab Oman 2 is proud to be first in Class and overall winner of the North Sea Feeder Race, and winner of the Friendship Trophy, part of the Liberty Tall Ships Regatta 2019.
The relatively calm seas and passing of several weather fronts made the race very interesting for the tacticians on board. The crew has done a great job in maintaining good speeds and tacking upwind into the Skagenrak.
Dykstra Naval Architects' Thomas van Es, is proud to have been part of crew of the Shabab Oman 2 during this race, where they shared knowledge and experiences throughout the voyage. Following the end of the North Sea Feeder Race, the Tall Ships will join up with the start of the Tall Ships Races 2019 in Aalborg, Denmark. This year, Europe's largest, free, family festival will visit north-west Europe during the summer, with a fleet of over 70 international Tall and Small Ships. The three-leg event will see vessels sailing from Aalborg, Denmark to Fredrikstad, Norway.

We wish the Shabab Oman 2 and her crew all the best for the upcoming STI Tall Ship Races and hope many people get to visit this remarkable ship and her hospitable crew!

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Dykstra Naval Architects signs New 117ft 'smart' Custom Classic Sloop

Dykstra Naval Architects signs New 117ft 'smart' Custom Classic Sloop

Baltic Yachts has been commissioned to build an advanced composite 117ft (39.6m) Custom Classic sloop from the board of renowned Dutch designers Dykstra Naval Architects.

The yacht has distinctive pilot cutter-style features, including a straight stem, bowsprit, counter stern and deep bulwarks, but a very modern approach to emissions and the environment. There will be a notable emphasis on efficiency with features such as 'smart' cabins, designed to automatically minimize power consumption when unoccupied, and air conditioning energy waste re-cycled to heat water. With an electric propulsion system powered by a lithium ion battery bank this global cruising yacht will be able to operate in 'silent' mode for long periods. Commissioned by an experienced yachtsman, the yacht will be built to a DNV GL unlimited worldwide charter code enabling guests to cross oceans and sail almost anywhere. The yacht is designed with an owner's suite forward and three double guest cabins. Crew accommodation for six will be arranged aft.

Dykstra Naval Architects' CEO Thys Nikkels describes the yacht as a pilot cutter with 'timeless elegance'.

Dutch designers deVosdeVries design are styling the 'light and contemporary' interior. Michiel de Vos: "we will be using stained oak, dark bog oak trims and 'industrial chic hardware'."

Baltic Yachts' CEO Henry Hawkins said: "We are delighted to be working with a new client who is both a keen yachtsman and is technically experienced. A great deal of pre-planning and engineering has gone into this project and we are enjoying working with the owner." Baltic Yachts' Matthew Lester, who has been working closely on the project, said: "This is a very consumption conscious vessel using sophisticated computerized monitoring to pre-determine cabin 'sleep' modes depending on the conditions." He said that Baltic had also been working closely with a specialist air conditioning company to maximize the use of waste air conditioning heat. Building will commence in early autumn this year with launch and delivery expected in 2021.


Builder: Baltic Yachts
Naval Architect & Exterior Styling: Dykstra Naval Architects
Interior Design: deVosdeVries design

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Awards for SY Black Pearl

SY Black Pearl was The Big Sailing Yacht winner of the World Superyacht Awards 2019

SY Black Pearl won the Award for Best Sailing Yacht 60m+ and the most prestigious Award Best Sailing Yacht of the Year. We are proud to be part of the SY Black Pearl team, as Naval Architects and the Dynarig/Sail plan designers.

The World Superyacht Awards Gala, organized by Boat International Media in association with Oyster Yachts, took place in the heart of London, in Old Billingsgate. Nearly 600 guests including superyacht Owners, designers, and builders were on hand for the dinner/ awards event.

SY Black Pearl, measuring 106.7-meters in length, is not only the world's largest private sailing yacht, she also has many unique and innovative features such as a state- of –the- art Dynarig sailing system, single- level engine room, and a hybrid propulsion installation with a high capacity battery bank allowing for a regeneration mode when under sail. With Exterior Design by Ken Freivokh and Nuvolari Lenard, Interior Design by Gerard Villate and Nuvolari Lenard and naval architecture by Dykstra Naval Architects/Oceanco, SY Black Pearl is both stunningly beautiful and a technological tour de force.

More information about SY Black Pearl: www.dykstra-na.nl/designs/black-pearl

From the World Superyacht Awards Judges:
Selecting the winner is not a matter of merely choosing the yacht that won its class by the greatest margin, as the Judges are required to consider how each of these vessels might have advanced the design, construction and appearance of future generations of sailing yachts, whilst also taking into consideration all the other elements that led to their selection as class winners. During discussions, it was clear that SY Black Pearl because of her technological advances, was selected as the Sailing Yacht of the Year. Perhaps the most notable aspect of this vessel was her capacity to provide all the space, facilities and luxury of a modern motor yacht, yet have the low fuel consumption and, hence, reduced environmental impact of a sailing yacht. The fact that Black Pearl, a yacht of 2,550 tonnes displacement, might cross the Atlantic without using any diesel fuel was central to the Judges' reasoning. As such, she provides an example to current and future owners of large yachts that it is possible to own such a vessel and, at the same time, also be environmentally responsible. This, the Judges felt, is a message worth broadcasting.

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