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Passion project

Dixon Yacht Design unveils a 55-metre aluminium sailing superyacht concept for customers "passionate about sailing".

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The new 175 superyacht concept from Dixon Yacht Design features a sleek and sporty low-profile flybridge design, offering effortless sailing performance and an expandable aft deck/beach.

While seen regularly in motor yacht designs, this is not a feature typically seen on large sailing yachts.

A ketch rig plan has been chosen to provide a flexible and manageable distribution of sail area, offering a healthy sail area to displacement ratio.

The headsails are set up with a large overlapping genoa and a smaller non-overlapping blade sail both furling and on a fixed stay. An off-wind Code sail will be provided on an underdeck furling drum, which can be hoisted up through the deck when required.

The principle of the sail set-up is to simplify the process as much as possible on tried-and-tested control systems with proven in-service reliability.

Internally, the vessel shares many design characteristics associated with motor yachts.

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The main deck features a spacious glazed saloon, a formal dining area and the bridge. On the lower deck, four comfortably proportioned guest cabins and a full-width owner’s cabin with direct access to the aft beach via a private glazed deck saloon have all been accommodated.

The deck design is her major feature, and complements her powerful hull design.

A spacious flybridge has been carefully disguised in a sleek profile offering twin helm stations, a jacuzzi and ample entertainment space.

The vessel boasts some impressive technological systems, including an advanced hybrid propulsion system that optimises the energy usage on board and an energy recovery system that uses the propulsion propellers to generate electricity while the vessel is sailing.

This is a statement yacht for a customer passionate about sailing who doesn’t want to compromise on living space or functionality.

 

dixonyachtdesign.com

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