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2013 hat-trick for Royal Huisman luxury yacht PUMULA

November 22, 2013

It has been a very successful year for the Royal Huisman luxury yacht Pumula (Project Bugamena), winning three prestigious awards. Delivered by the respected Dutch shipyard in 2012, the 37-metre sailing yacht Pumula features naval architecture by Dykstra Naval Architects, while her beautiful interior design is by Rhoades Young.

Royal Huisman sailing yacht Pumula - Photo Cory Silken

Royal Huisman sailing yacht Pumula - Photo Cory Silken

At the 2013 World Superyacht Awards in Istanbul, superyacht Pumula first won Best Sailing Yacht in her category and was then crowned Sailing Yacht of the Year by a team of judges who described her as “the epitome of a modern classic sailing yacht…built to perfection by Royal Huisman”.

Pumula Yacht  - Photo by Cory Silken

Pumula Yacht - Photo by Cory Silken

Now the International Superyacht Society Awards have added their seal of approval at the ISS Gala Awards in Fort Lauderdale, where Pumula yacht won Best Sail in the 24-40m category. A great year for a fine yacht and a proud owner…

Pumula superyacht - Owners cabin - Photo by Cory Silken

Pumula superyacht - Owners cabin - Photo by Cory Silken

ISS Best Sail 24m – 40m Award for Royal Huisman sailing yacht PUMULA

November 13, 2013

Luxury sailing yacht Pumula (Project Bugamena) has been honoured with the prestigious ISS Design Award in the ‘Best Sail 24-40m’ category. Measuring 37 meters in length, superyacht Pumula is a majestic Classic Cutter, launched by the respected Dutch shipyard Royal Huisman in 2012. She bears beautiful exterior design, with plenty of traditional features and nostalgic references, created by Dykstra & Partners. Her lovely interiors have been designed by Rhoades Young.

Royal Huisman superyacht Pumula - Photo by Cory Silken

Royal Huisman superyacht Pumula (Project Bugamena) - Photo by Cory Silken

Luxury yacht Pumula offers elegant and comfortable accommodation to up to 8 guests. In addition to the Owners accommodation, there are two twin guest cabins as well as one double flex cabin forward for guests or a crew. The vessel’s crew sleep in two crew cabins, including one double cabin for the Captain and his wife as well as one additional twin crew cabin.

Royal Huisman Sailing Yacht Pumula - Photo by Cory Silken

Royal Huisman Sailing Yacht Pumula - Photo by Cory Silken

Interior designers Rhoades Young have succeeded in creating an environment below decks that is evocative of an earlier era yet offers a fresh, light and stimulating interpretation rather than a formal homage. A theme of bleached oak joinery, finished to emphasise the texture of the grain and the figuring of the wood, contrasts with darker oak flooring and white-painted panelling and deck-heads to create an intimate, almost contemporary styling.

Pumula Yacht - main deckhouse dining - Photo by Cory Silken

Pumula Yacht - main deckhouse dining - Photo by Cory Silken

Below is a gallery for the outstanding charter yachts built by Royal Huisman.

New 50m sailing yacht TROY by Esenyacht with delivery in 2014

October 28, 2013

The well known Bodrum-based builder, Esenyacht, is currently working on the all-new 50m sailing yacht Troy, scheduled for delivery in 2014. Featuring naval architecture by Dykstra Naval Architects and the yard’s in-house team, superyacht Troy is a majestic sloop, bearing both exterior as well as interior design by Tim Saunders.

New 50m sailing yacht TROY by Esenyacht

New 50m sailing yacht TROY by Esenyacht

Esenyacht superyacht Troy will comfortably sleep up to 12 guests in 5 comfortable cabins. These will include a master suite, two double guest suites, as well as two twin guest suites. Service aboard this spectacular sloop will be ensured by a crew of 10.

Luxury yacht Troy under sail

Luxury yacht Troy under sail

Technical Specifications of luxury yacht TROY

TYPE: PERFORMANCE CRUISING SLOOP
EXTERIOR DESIGN: Tim SAUNDERS
INTERIOR DESIGN: Tim SAUNDERS
NAVAL ARCHITECTURE: Dykstra Naval Architects & Esenyacht NA & ENG
BUILDER: Esenyacht Shipyard
CLASSIFICATION: R.I.NA. “C X Hull, ● Mach Ych” MCA LY2 Unrestricted Navigation

Troy superyacht - aft view

Troy superyacht - aft view

LENGTH OVERALL: 50.25m (including Bow Sprit)
LENGTH OVER ALL: 47,25 m
LENGTH WATERLINE: 43,4 m
BEAM: 9,80 m
DRAUGHT: 4,83 m (From Ballast Keel)
DISPLACEMENT: 425 Tonnes

Troy Yacht - Cabin

Troy Yacht - Cabin

Superyacht Troy - Bathrooom

Superyacht Troy - Bathrooom

MAIN ENGINE(S): CAT C32 Acert 1000 BHP@1800 rpm
TOTAL SAIL AREA: Elvstrom Sails – 2638 m2 include Gennaker
HULL: Steel Hull
FUEL: 20000 Litres
WATER: 10000 Litres

SPECIAL FEATURES: Carbon Mast, Boom and Superstructure/Custom Carbon Diesel Jet Tenders/Carbon Shell Doors

Troy Yacht - Plan

Troy Yacht - Plan

GUEST ACCOMODATION:
2 x Double Guest Suites
2 x Twin Guest Suites
Master Suite

10+2 People Total Guest Capacity

CREW ACCOMODATION:

3 x Crew Cabins
1 x Engineer Cabin
1 x Captain Cabin

Max. 10 people Crew Capacity

Troy Yacht - Layout

Troy Yacht - Layout

Video of B.A.S.E. jump from 40m mast of Dykstra 110 sailing yacht ANNAGINE released by Red Bull

October 18, 2013

Red Bull has released a video of a B.A.S.E. jump from a 40-metre mast of the classic Dykstra 110 charter yacht Annagine, performed by Marco Waltenspiel close to the St. Tropez harbour, in the popular Mediterranean yacht charter destination – South of France.

The world has seen some interesting BASE jumps – but this is one of the few in which ‘B’ could stand for ‘boat’. This summer, Austrian skydiver Marco Waltenspiel envisioned the idea of jumping from the not-exactly-steady platform at the top of the mast of the St. Tropez-based sailing yacht Annagine. At 42m, it’s not the absolute longest BASE jump ever, but unquestionably one of the most daring.

Video of Ken Freivokh-designed 141m mega yacht DREAM SYMPHONY

October 17, 2013

Ken Freivokh Design has released a video of the impressive 141-metre mega yacht Dream Symphony, currently under construction. Scheduled for launch in 2014, superyacht Dream Symphony by Dream Ship Victory will represent the world’s largest sailing yacht, once completed. Below is a video of Dream Symphony, released by Ken Freivokh, responsible for her exterior and interior styling, while the naval architecture is by Dykstra & Partners.

Unforgettable 2013 Voiles de Saint-Tropez

October 08, 2013

The word ‘unforgettable’ comes from Bruno Troublé, Louis Vuitton Cup mastermind, who participated in the 2013 Voiles de Saint-Tropez on board Jour de Fête yacht, a sleek Bermudian Q boat. The event was marked by a week full of contrasts, with a quiet start in calm weather, culminating with two amazing sailing days on Wednesday and Saturday, offering the 4,000 sailors and 300 Classic and Modern vessels excellent sailing conditions under a blazing sun.

Les Voiles de St Tropez 2013 - Photo by Gilles Martin-Raget

Les Voiles de St Tropez 2013 - Photo by Gilles Martin-Raget

The 15th edition of the Voiles de Saint-Tropez proved once again the place to be, to put a smiling finish on a great sailing season. Good times ashore with parties on board, and the great musical atmosphere of the Village were only rivaled by the excellence of the regattas inside and outside the spectacular Gulf of Saint-Tropez. Whether in the Modern Class or amongst the fabulous Classics, every year brings new boats to life, freshly renovated or brand new futuristic prototypes. This year’s stars were Chinook, a New York 40 and Herreshoff design from 1916, superyacht Shenandoah of Sark, 54 meter gaff schooner by T E Terris, John Alden’s 1930 yawl Blazing Star and Ronne’s gaff cutter Runa VI, last of the Runas freshly renovated by le Guip Shipyard in Brest, just to name a few.

Sailing yacht Il Moro di Venezia - Photo credit to Gilles Martin-Raget

Sailing yacht Il Moro di Venezia - Photo credit to Gilles Martin-Raget

Action Packed Pampelonne

Pampelonne Bay outside the gulf usually belongs exclusively to the magnificent Wallys. Twelve of them battled all week long, in either short courses or 15 mile coastal races. Wally Cento sisterships superyacht Hamilton and luxury yacht Magic Carpet 3 gave full value, racing aggressively all week long, with Sir Lindsay Owens-Jones’ latest Magic Carpet, faster in Saturday’s strong winds, coming out ahead by the slightest margin in real time. Compensated time went to 94 footer Open Season, with Wally 77 sailing yacht J One in second place and Magic Carpet a brilliant third.

Superyacht Tempus Fugit - Photo by Gilles Martin-Raget

Superyacht Tempus Fugit - Photo by Gilles Martin-Raget

Class J in full swing

Another big first in Saint-Tropez was the course dedicated to the big and slender J Class. Four of them provided Pampelonne Bay with magic, excitement and the best nautical sports can provide. Superyacht Velsheda, the 1930 Nicholson yacht got strong competition from newer, lightly built luxury yacht Hanuman (Dijsktra 2009) and sailing yacht Lionheart (Hoek 2010) and managed to come out a winner after 5 fantastic races.

Les Voiles de St Tropez 2013 Prizegiving

Les Voiles de St Tropez 2013 Prizegiving

Personnalities from all backgrounds

Saint-Tropez attracts the stars, both human and sailing machines. Bill Jayson, son of the late Dick Jayson, founder of the famous Nioulargue in 1981 aboard his Swan Pride, provided a link to  today’s Voiles and its roots. Also on the emotional side, was the presence in Saint-Tropez of world famous naval architect German Frers Jr, sailing his father’s 1935 Bermudian cutter Sonny. Quite a sensation for all Frers aficionados. Loïck Peyron, long time Voiles supporter also showed up, always eager to discover new boats and marvel at the timelessness of the centenary boats. Sébastien Col, Jan Dekker, James Blakemore, Peter Holmberg, Jean Pierre Dick… they were all here, sailing anonymously and enjoying one of the world’s greatest sailing show.

Dykstra-designed luxury yacht RAINBOW showcased at Monaco Yacht Show 2013

October 03, 2013

Dykstra Naval Architects from the Netherlands have participated in this year’s Monaco Yacht Show, successfully concluded last month. Dykstra-designed luxury yacht Rainbow was moored at the show at the T-Central floating pontoon T30.

Luxury sailing yacht Rainbow by Holland Jachtbouw and Dykstra Naval Architects

Luxury sailing yacht Rainbow by Holland Jachtbouw and Dykstra Naval Architects

Launched by Holland Jachtbouw last year, the 40-metre sailing yacht Rainbow is a beautiful J-Class sloop, redesigned by Dykstra Naval Architects, based on the original sailing yacht by William Starling Burgess from 1934.

Featuring an aluminium hull and wooden superstructure, the Lloyd’s registered superyacht Rainbow offers deluxe accommodation to 10 guests in total, looked after by a professional crew of 7 members.

Below is a gallery for the stylish charter yachts with design by Dykstra Naval Architects.

Dykstra-designed sailing yacht ADELA wins America’s Cup Superyacht Regatta

October 03, 2013

Dykstra-designed and Pendennis-built sailing yacht “Adela” has become the overall winner of the America’s Cup Superyacht Regatta 2013, hosted by Boat International Media in San Francisco Bay. The Royal Huisman-built and Dykstra-designed mega yacht “Athena” has received the Showboat award for an amazing display, sailing under full canvas during Monday’s race. Below is a video from the race, released by America’s Cup.

Dykstra-refitted sailing yacht VELSHEDA first at J-Class race Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup 2013

October 03, 2013

Three amazing Dykstra Naval Architects designed and refitted J-Class Yachts participated in the J-Class races at the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup 2013 in Sardinia‘s beautiful yacht charter destination – Porto Cervo: Dykstra-refitted sailing yacht Velsheda, Dykstra-designed new built superyacht Rainbow, as well as Dykstra-refitted charter yacht Ranger.

Dykstra-refitted superyacht Velsheda at the 2013 Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup - Photo by Jesus Renedo

Dykstra-refitted superyacht Velsheda at the 2013 Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup - Photo by Jesus Renedo

Saturday September the 7th saw the grand finale of the battle of the J’s at the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup, with luxury yacht Rainbow ahead of Velsheda yacht by only one point on this last day of racing, tensions were high. Conditions throughout this week have been light and ‘challenging’, a little unusual for regattas hosted out of the Porto Cervo Yacht Club Costa Smeralda with it’s infamous ‘bomb alley’ – the natural channel that runs through the Maddalena archipelago known for big barrelling puffs of wind.

The big difference Saturday was that it was a downwind start – “positioning is key, you aim to hoist before the start and hit the line at full speed. “Velsheda seemed to nail it, “We executed the start perfectly,” explained Jeff Reynolds, Velsheda yacht’s bowman, “We hoisted at the right time and were in the right position.”

Luxury charter yacht Ranger at the 2013 Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup

Luxury charter yacht Ranger at the 2013 Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup - Photo by Jesus Renedo

They were able to take off in clean air and reached the narrow gate at the Isle of Bisce ahead of the competition. After putting the minimal gybes required to pass through the narrow channel, the rest as they say was history.

“Once in the lead in this light air, you should have it sewn up as there are not many passing lanes out there,” continued Jeff, “winning the race today came down to not only the start and tactics, but also to our awesome crew work – manoeuvres in the light stuff can be tricky, but everything went up and came down smoothly. Most of our team have been racing together for over 5 years and we have got it all down to a fine science. “Rainbow were not so lucky, “We didn’t get a proper leg up at the start,” described Mark Neelemen who helms the up wind legs, “we were too low, and couldn’t speed up as we were in the bad wind of Ranger”.

Luxury yacht Rainbow was forced to hold out for sailing yacht Inoui – the new sloop from Vitters – to gybe over before they could, and to compound the issue then had to dip Inoui on the next cross. Finally they came into the Straits of Bisce too high and had to do a couple more gybes than Velsheda who were only just in the lead at that point, “it may not seem so much, but lots of little things make a lot.”

Majestic J-Class Yachts at the 2013 Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup

Majestic J-Class Yachts at the 2013 Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup - Photo by Jesus Renedo

The race was over in that first 10 minutes. Charter yacht Ranger pretty much sailed her own race on Saturday, without the stronger winds that she needs to get up and fly, she had to be content with sailing a solid race with no tactical or crew work errors – Ranger scored on both points today.

Back on the dock there was a short prize giving for the J Class Owners, guests and crew with a new ‘keeper’ trophy awarded to the Owner of superyacht Velsheda for the 1st place, Rainbow 2nd and Ranger 3rd.

The J’s are currently competing in Les Voiles de St Tropez, running until October 6. Dykstra Naval Architects designed and refitted entries include superyacht Hanuman, Velsheda and the oldest surviving yacht in the class, charter yacht Shamrock V.

King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands on board Dykstra-designed STAD AMSTERDAM Yacht

July 16, 2013

June 20, 2013, saw King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands on board the Dykstra Naval Architects-designed charter yacht Stad Amsterdam. His Majesty King Willem-Alexander was present at the “Saamhorigheidsdag” of the Royal Navy, dedicated to the celebration of the 525th anniversary of the Dutch Navy. This day also marks the start of the joint event Sail / Navy Days Den Helder.

Charter yacht Stad Amsterdam designed by Dykstra Naval Architects

Charter yacht Stad Amsterdam designed by Dykstra Naval Architects

The event took place from June 20th to June 23rd and started with the anchoring of thirty large and just as many smaller sailing ships on the Roads of Texel in Den Helder. His Majesty King Willem-Alexander sailed on the historic sailing yacht ‘Stad Amsterdam’, along the anchored sailboats. Afterwards, the King attended the ‘Saamhorigheidsdag’ of navy personnel where 525 years of organized naval power were ceremonially commemorated.

Stad Amsterdam Yacht - Bow

Stad Amsterdam Yacht - Bow

Stad Amsterdam yacht was designed by Dykstra Naval Architects in 1999. She recently underwent and extensive maintenance program with the support of Dykstra Naval Architects.

Classic yacht Stad Amsterdam

Classic yacht Stad Amsterdam

Dykstra Naval Architects are currently working on the design of the 86 m Sail training Clipper for the Royal Navy of Oman. She is expected to launch at Damen Shipyard in Summer 2014.