Following the recent launch of 52m Nazenin V, Sparkman & Stephens has unveiled a larger, 56m, sister model. The New York-based Design and Naval Architecture firm is hoping that its close relationship with RMK Marine in Turkey, the yard behind the construction of Nazenin V, will help it maximise efficiencies in what is effect a near-repeat project.

Also designed as a ketch intended for world cruising, the 56m maintains the classic, timeless lines of the hull and superstructure on Nazenin V however slightly more rake in her transom and increased curvature in the bow profile differentiate her above the waterline however. She’ll maintain similar hull lines and ship a modern spade rudder; both of which proved a success on Nazenin V launched last year. The increased hull dimensions and desire to carry more sail, coupled with the need to maintain a reasonable draft, have necessitated however, the utilisation of a daggerboard to maintain upwind sailing performance.

Below decks S&S has designed a layout that will accommodate eight guests in four staterooms, all with ensuite heads, including a fitness room, plus the owner’s suite aft. Bruce Johnson, president and chief designer at S&S says, “Placing the owner aft, we have been able to utilise the beamier section of the hull to create a modest fitness room which can be converted to accommodate two additional guests. We have also been able to allocate dedicated crew passage, with centrally located laundry, to the accommodations area so that guests are not disturbed by the daily operational requirements of a mega yacht.”

Located amidships is a two-tier engine room which is flanked on starboard by a large fold-down door that will also be used for a myriad of applications including primary tender loading operations. To port, there is a provisioning door, conveniently located adjacent the cold stores.