Dubois Naval Architects and Royal Huisman have announced that they have been appointed to design and build an innovative high performance 58m (190ft) sloop. The project collaborators will unveil further details at this year’s Monaco Yacht Show.
The vessel has been commissioned by a client who asked for a “beast” of a yacht which would be “fast and furious”. The project will rely on the past experience of the shipyard and designer to build a super modern and technologically advanced yacht.
In an innovative move for Dubois the she will feature a dramatic sheer line and sculpted bow that returns added strength and seaworthiness. The molded glass superstructure and crisp stern shape will add further to the look of progressive design.
A slender, easily driven hull form will be refined with extensive tank testing to include studying the shape of a high-span lifting keel and the configuration of the carbon fibre rudder arrangement. Rondal will provide mast and deck hatches and a high aspect sail plan and large square top mainsail will power the yacht.
On deck, wide teak planking with off white seams will downplay a hidden crane, tender garage and large swim spa forward, whilst aft a sun bed connects to a beach deck with articulated swim platform.
Ed Dubois comments: “This is a thought provoking design that does not take for granted the marriage of high performance, style and comfort. She’s a design that marks a fresh and progressive turning point in our long and successful history. We are so very thrilled that this yacht will be built by one of the world’s most experienced and famous builders of sailing yachts, Royal Huisman. This is some yacht, inspired by a client looking for the next new, new thing; a dream project for a designer.”
Keel laying, scheduled for January 2015, offers a delivery in the spring of 2017.