Adam Voorhees has partnered with Dykstra Naval Architects to create a brand new design for a 70m/230ft sailing yacht. The ketch design brief required the coming together of state of the art equipment in a build that reflected maritime heritage without faltering on comfort. High speed was also a priority in the design.
Keeping these requirements at the forefront of design and development decisions, the Voorhees team commented: “The yacht moves beyond the facade of simply using classical styling and a modern underbody but instead arrives at an authentic expression all its own. This is clearly articulated in the sleek glass deckhouses that appear to push through an envelope of teak. In the living spaces the formal decorative appliqué so liberally applied to traditional sailing vessels now becomes a background canvas for highlighting focal pieces of form, furniture, and art to support thoughtful living.”
A private lounge and cockpit add to the owner’s quarters, which also contain a study and ensuite facilities. At 70m, there is plenty of room for entertainment and tenders, including:
- A generous beach club
- 1 8.5m tender
- 1 6.5m tender and
- Swimming pool capacity in the tender well
Making strides in improving ketch handling and performance, Dykstra Naval Architects has designed a swift and efficient hull and a sail plan for ease of use. Weight efficiency will be achieved through careful selection of materials and sophisticated construction techniques. Hybrid energy technology will be utilised to improve on energy and fuel efficiency.