Dutch design studio, Olivier van Meer Design, is proud to present the 95 Classic sailing yacht ‘Neorion’. Superyacht ‘Neorion’ was previously known as ‘Green Seagull’. The keel for a project was laid by Bloemsma Shipyard in Makkum, the Netherlands, fifteen years ago. Shortly after the superstructure was fitted, the project was paused due to unforeseen circumstances.
The incomplete yacht was purchased in 2011 by her current owner, who chose to finish the construction by himself.
Olivier van Meer Design was asked to come up with the sail plan and interior design for the boat, rechristened Neorion. The brief specified that it should be possible for just two persons to sail her. Hydraulic furling systems and an ergonomic cockpit layout ensured that the yacht would be very easy to manoeuvre.
During the construction, Olivier was eventually asked to take on all project management responsibilities for the owner. A building team was put together under his guidance, consisting of small specialist companies from Enkhuizen. The sea trials were successfully completed in recent weeks, and luxury yacht Neorion is now en route to Svalbard for her maiden voyage.
The office of Olivier van Meer is increasingly responsible for the overall supervision of construction projects. Cooperation with independent, purposely selected and highly specialised companies results in an efficient, economical and well-organised process with short communication lines.
Olivier van Meer is currently preparing the comprehensive renovation of a 125-foot classic schooner, including a completely new interior design. The final touches are being put to the specifications and technical drawings. The project will be implemented directly for the owner under the guidance of Olivier van Meer.
The office is currently also working on the design of a 95-metre square rigger for training, and the construction of several Puffin® yachts.
Technical Specifications of super yacht ‘NEORION’ (ex Green Seagull):
Naval Architect Horst Stichnoth (G) – Hoek Design (NL)
Interior Design & Sailplan Olivier van Meer (NL)
Project Management Olivier van Meer (NL)
Hull Builder Bloemsma, Makkum, The Netherlands
Year of Hull build 1999
Year of launching 2014
Hull Construction Aluminium
Keel Semi longkeel (S-shape) with hydraulic centerboard
Rudder Semi balanced, mechanic
Over all length (incl. davits & bowsprit) 33.80 m
Length between stem and stern 29.04 m
Waterline length 21.00 m
Overall breadth 6.75 m
Draft liftkeel up 2.60 m
Draft liftkeel down 4.10 m
Displacement 85 tons (fully loaded)
The Enkhuizen (NL) based building team under the management of Olivier van Meer:
• Brovo : Metal Works & engine room
• Hi-tek : Technical installations
• 12V Jachttechniek : Electrical installations
• Elektrodynamica : Electrical installations
• Henk Brasser : Carpentry works
• Combi Jachtbouw : Carpentry works
• Zeeman Jachtbouw : Exterior wood works
• Jaap Niermeyer : Deck gear, interior works
• Mastermasten : Rigging
• Nooter Metaalwaren : Stainless steel works