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Sailing Yacht LIONHEART - Claasen Jachtbouw
Hoek-designed 43,40m (142ft) sailing yacht Lionheart is the first of a breed of aluminium J-Class yachts, with last refit by Pendennis is 2015. Originally designed for the Ranger syndicate by Starling Burgess and Olin Stephens, superyacht Lionheart was launched in 2010 as the largest J afloat. Lionheart is all aluminium, which is unusual for other Js, and her 17-metre (56 foot) overhang is making her a very special sailing yacht.
From the comfort point of view, Hoek Design also gave Lionheart yacht two deckhouses and two cockpits, with one of each reserved for the owner. The owner’s cockpit leads into his suite as well. This method of ensuring privacy is one that Hoek Design has previously engaged aboard yachts like Adele and Athos.
For the racing aspect on the other hand, Hoek Design made sure that the J class super yacht Lionheart would be stiff. She employs horizontal stringers as a result, making her weigh more, however definitely fulfilling the stiffness need. Hoek Design also analyzed the performance of all the J-Class yachts built back in their heyday as well as the newer ones, to analyze what could be achieved with Lionheart superyacht. And, as expected of a proper racer, Hall Spars built the spars, and Harken carbon winches were chosen.
Luxury yacht Lionheart measures 44 metres and is a genuine super J with a maximum waterline length. The hull is built in high tensile Alustar plating and extrusion materials to provide maximum stiffness. Hoek Design also performed carried extensive research into the masts and sails in order to enhance Lionheart’s racing performance. Built to MCA classification, Lionheart represents one of the very few J-Class yachts available for charter.
The 2015 refit of the beautiful J Class yacht LIONHEART at Pendennis included her five-year survey programme and exterior paint.
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