The relationship between Alloy Yachts and Dubois Naval Architects has been a long but happy and fruitful association and the current 44.18 metre super sailing yacht Imagine is a culmination of many years of experience – between the Owner, designer and the yard.
The latest incarnation of Sailing yacht Imagine is still, from a sailing point of view, a classic sailboat in a traditional Alloy/Dubois style.
The owners close affiliation with America’s Cup, Volvo and TP52 racing has meant that racing technology has been transferred and blended into this classic superyacht. A composite centreboard, an Alloy Yachts custom helm feedback system and semi-balanced composite blade rudder means performance and stability in a fast superyacht. Sailing yacht Imagine 2 sports a 58.5m state-of-the-art Southern Spars five spreader mast, an 18.6m hybrid Leisurefurl boom, and EC6 Hybrid rigging with a split continuous backstay. North 3DL sails and a Code Zero arrangement normally found on America’s Cup yachts, mean the team have upped performance but maintained the simplicity of the yachts handling.
For both Alloy Yachts and Dubois Naval Architects their relationship is one which has perhaps changed the face of the sailing Superyacht. With the launch of the latest superyacht Imagine and the technology within, the face of performance Superyachts is perhaps changing again.
Additional Information on Superyacht Imagine II
Imagine II sailing yacht has a beam of 9.38m (30.8ft) with a displacement of 260 tonnes. Below the waterline it is mounted with a dagger board, which has a draft of 4.3m (14.1ft) with the board up and 6.0m (19.6ft) with the board down. The yacht is built to Lloyds Classification and will comply with the Large Commercial Yacht Code LY2.
The interiors of sailing yacht IMAGINE II was created by the Alloy Yachts Interior Design team featuring contemporary style with light-colored timber joinery. It has a total of four cabins, which will include an owner’s suite and three guest suites, all with ensuite facilities. It has three additional cabins for the crew, all with en-suites and will have a crew capacity of 6.
For the propulsion system, the yacht has C18 873hp Caterpillar diesel engine that drives a variable pitch propeller. Also, 90hp TRAC bow and stern thrusters assist in close-quarters maneuvers. The yacht is also be fitted with two 67kw Northern Lights generators. The Alloy Yachts custom SeaTouch system has also been installed with touch screen monitors to indicate systems and alarm status throughout the yacht.