The acclaimed Dutch luxury yacht design studio, Dykstra Naval Architects, is thrilled to announce that it has received two ShowBoats Design Awards this year – for the J Class sailing yacht Rainbow, as well as the Spirit of Tradition superyacht Kamaxitha.
The 39.70 meter J Class JH2 superyacht Rainbow was awarded as the ‘Best Naval Architecture Sailing Yacht’. “The Judges were most impressed by the difficult work required to design Rainbow in terms of meeting the requirements of the modern J-Class rule within an existing, historic hull shape.”
The 51.30 meter Spirit of Tradition Ketch Kamaxitha yacht was awarded as the ‘Best Exterior Design and Styling Sailing Yacht’. The judges felt she deserved the Award “for mastering the dual roles of cruiser and racer in a design that marries the requirements for traditional design and optimum performance. They found her deck spaces practical and appealing and well set up for crew work; they also liked Dykstra’s design of stow-away displays and controls to eliminate visual clutter when the boat is at anchor.”
This year’s ShowBoats International Design Awards took place in Monaco, on June 21. The Awards annually recognize the creative talents in the Yachting Industry for design, naval architecture and styling.
Below is a selection of the magnificent charter yachts with design by Dykstra.