The Italian Sea Group has unveiled Wave, the second project under its Admiral Sail brand.
This 38-metre vessel follows on the Silent 76, and is part of a new series that will comprise models ranging from 38m-60m in length, all built in aluminium. The series is being developed together with the design firm Philippe Briand Ltd.
The Carrara-based shipyard entered the sailing yacht market with Silent 76, and with Wave The Italian Sea Group is moving forward over 30 meters. The move aims to capitalize the huge know-how and experience in the aluminium construction also on sailing yachts.
Commenting on this 38-metre model, designer Philippe Briand says: “When we have read the requirements of Admiral sail for the design of a new sailing yacht, we were pleasantly surprised and immediately motivated.
“The Italian Sea Group team explained that they wanted to build a sailing yacht that would be a beautiful holiday platform for family and friends. The team mentioned comfort, external deck spaces, a very protected cockpit, aft deck terrace, performance, smart lines and fun to use. Those elements are high on the list of many potential yachtsmen. There is to our knowledge no existing 38m sailing yacht, delivering all those features.”
The designer says key elements are found in the naval architecture and structure of the hull. “We have designed a beamier hull at midships and a wider section aft. This is the trend of the last successful generation of racing sailing yachts and those yachts have proven to be very efficient. The huge advantage given by this modern and fast shape is the volume and deck space created.”
The general layout offers two more guests cabins and a multifunctional space (office, salon, or third guest cabin). The crew quarters are LY3 compliant, with accommodation for four crewmembers and the captain.
The layout of the deck space is innovative. The cockpit is protected by a hard top, with a sliding bimini, and can be fully protected, with retractable windowpanes. The cockpit becomes the formal dining area on deck at night.
The large aft terrace is another feature of this 38m yacht. It procures a protected sunbathing platform with access to the sea and is also connected with the owner’s stateroom.
The exterior design is largely part of the Admiral‘s DNA. The yacht is dynamic and will be very responsive. “Admiral sail Wave 38 will be a fast and fun sailing yacht and a meeting place for those who love wind and water,” says Briand.
The yacht will be rigged with carbon mast and carbon furling boom with provision for autotacking jib, slightly overlapping foresail, staysail and downwind sail.