The new 44-metre sailing yacht Anthem represents the latest breathtaking concept developed by the renowned US design studio, Stephens Warring Yacht Design. In Signature style and proportion, true to the Spirit of Tradition form, the spectacular Anthem superyacht concept comes from a small pool of drawings done within an aesthetic design study conducted during the past few months for an un-disclosed party.
The 44m superyacht Anthem is designed with the intent of extended family cruising and an aggressive charter program supported by professional crew assistance and management. At the head of the brief was to underscore traditional aesthetic and focus on high-performance sailing. The studio’s answer: this wonderfully graceful powerhouse and home to generous and efficient accommodation suited to four double staterooms and 8 crew bunks.
Prancing in at a mere 230 tons, her long overhangs and delicate sheer help dictate a hull form that could make any predecessor of traditional hand jealous. Luxury yacht Anthem is designed with complete cruising luxury in mind; she will gracefully make her way to any destination without compromising racing performance for those days sailing around marks in a Bucket Regatta or one of many classic racing events.
Technical Specifications of the new 44m superyacht Anthem concept
LOA (hull): 144′ – 4″ (44m)
LWL: 113′ – 10″ (34.7m)
Beam: 24′ 0″ (7.3m)
Draft (fixed keel): 16′ – 8″ (5.1m)
Displacement: 230 Tons
Sail Area: 8385 sq. ft. (780 sq. m)
Power: Caterpillar 3512 1750 hp
The powerful ketch rig centers the Anthem yacht’s horsepower to an easily driven and lightly loaded waterline by employing highly efficient “square-top” sail design in both mainsail and mizzen. A “solent-style” fore-triangle further eases changing of canvas, allowing quick tuning to the breezes and wind angles.
Forgiving but forceful, superyacht Anthem claims a sail/area displacement ratio of 20.9 promising lively and spirited performance on and off the wind, while an accessible and manageable sail plan mitigates unnecessary work for the crew. Wide separation of main and mizzen eliminates interference between the two and opens the way for fun reaching sails.
The Anthem yacht’s arrangement features a seamless blending of indoor and outdoor elements. There are two focal points where interior comfort and outdoor accessibility meet via raised salon seating and cockpit arrangements at mid-ship and aft locations – each raised salon offering sweeping views under sail or at anchor, a flood of natural light, and wonderful communication with the cockpit. Offshore, the aft saloon provides shelter for watch standers and a huge navigation area; inshore, it’s a private aerie for the owner’s stateroom.
Down below, much attention has been devoted to the flow of guests versus crew patterns. There are three “lounge” areas in the main accommodation as well as ample space and privacy for the full-time crew. Access to vital systems and machinery spaces for regular operation and maintenance is excellent.
With comfort and safety in mind, boarding the Anthem yacht can be done by passerelle when moored stern-to, or approaching side-to and boarding via a hinged section of the hull with stately companionway steps.
Hull and deck materials to be determined. All considered: Aluminum, Steel, Cold-molded wood/ Epoxy or infused glass-reinforced Epoxy resin / CoreCell foam sandwich. Interior partitions of cored panels with high-quality wood veneer and solid wood cabinetry; all interior components acoustically isolated from hull structure and machinery. To be certified ABS / ISO construction standards.
Hydraulic-powered winches for all winches. Lines lead to specified line handling areas to allow hoisting and reefing clear of guests. Hydraulic furlers for headsails. Electro-hydraulic main & mizzen shape controls (vang, outhaul, Cunningham) pushbutton-operated from helm.
Deep bulwarks for grace and security. Two cockpits allow separation of guests and crew for safety of sailing and operational purposes. Capacious lockers and underdeck access for gear and sundry systems.
Carbon masts. Options for furling boom, Vee boom, or conventional boom with lazy jacks. Swept spreaders for security without running backstays. High-efficiency square-head main and mizzen sails for more drive and responsiveness with less heeling force. Solent-style heads’ls: jib & gennaker for upwind performance and ease of sail changes. Masthead reacher on dedicated furler. Gennaker on “top-down” roller furler.