19 December 2019
Dixon Yacht Design has developed a new 70-metre design, offering effortless sailing performance and interior space planning normally associated with motor yachts.
Falcon Rigs have been chosen to maximise the sailing opportunity and minimise the sailing effort. Unlike a conventional rig which requires a small army of crew, this vessel can be commanded and operated singlehandedly. The twin rigs offer a healthy sail area to displacement ratio and will assure an exhilarating sailing experience. The tried and tested control systems have proven in-service reliability.
Internally the vessel shares many design characteristics with motor yachts. The main deck features a large bright and airy glazed deck saloon facing aft to the swimming pool, four comfortably proportioned guest cabins and a full width owners cabin incorporating balconies.
On the lower deck the guests are provided with a cinema, a spa with sauna and a gym; on the upper deck a formal saloon and an inside/outside dining room and lounge space.
An embarkation tender platform with direct access into the main deck lobby has been accommodated. The guests can choose between a 7-metre limousine and a 7-metre sports tender; the crew have a 6m tender.
The vessel boasts some impressive technological systems; an advanced hybrid propulsion system that optimises the energy usage onboard and an energy recovery system that uses the propulsion propellers to generator electricity whilst the vessel is sailing.
“This is a statement yacht, for a customer who is not afraid to do something different. It defies sailing convention but not the sailing experience,” says the design firm.
Advanced glazing panels have been provided; the vertical side windows have been specified with insulating glass providing protection against solar gain whilst the roof structure has been designed to accommodate high-performance solar cells that are integrated into the glass panels.
Additional heat recovery systems onboard contribute to this highly efficient vessel. All possible steps have been engineered to minimise energy losses.