The new sailing yacht was shown for the first time at the recent Monaco Boat Show. The boat has already won the title of “Sailing Yacht of the Year” according to the World Superyacht Awards!
Modern yachting classic
Dykstra's projects can be considered neoclassical in many respects. These projects combine “design and zeitgeist” with good running characteristics. An illustrative example of such a boat was Perseverance.
The boat was presented at the boat show in Monaco last summer. The yacht even received awards for environmental friendliness and the best naval architecture.
The boat is 117 feet long. The profile of the hull can be described as a pilot cutter - a classic pilot cutter of the 19th-20th centuries. Naturally, the design has been heavily redesigned to suit modern standards, but the overall style is still well recognizable.
Among the surviving features of the classical style are the characteristic shape of the bow, long bowsprit and stern, square cabin. All of these features have stood the test of time. Moreover, they retained their practical functionality in use and aesthetic appeal externally.
Among the borrowed features of the classic style, there are also deep cockpits and high bulwarks. Also, thanks to the long bowsprit, it becomes possible to use several options for sailing weapons.
Perseverance also has a few "hello from the distant future". If you have a small crew, then the shipyard has prepared for you a simplified management of setting sails. Thanks to electric winches and their control system, it will be much easier to reef or raise a sail.
Housing and features
The traditional deckhouse is finished with oiled teak veneer, as is the deck. Interestingly, under the neoclassical design lies a high-tech composite case construction. The creation of such a hull was entrusted to the world masters of composites - Baltic Yachts.
Among the innovative technologies, there was a place for a diesel-electric propulsion system. With it, you can charge the battery, which will provide up to nine hours of silent operation of the yacht on deck.
At the same time, on the move, the propeller will turn into a hydroelectric generator to generate electricity. Note that these features, although included in advertising booklets, are replicated and are not a “selling” element of the boat. In this regard, the shipyard is doing everything right - the boat is “sold” by its design, and useful “green” technologies are added to it. Let's not point the finger at shipyards that just make "environmentally green boats" for the very fact of "caring for the environment".
The yacht also uses efficient energy systems. Among them is the reuse of used conditioned air. The energy savings on board are estimated to be over 70 liters of fuel.
“Yachts can’t be green on a 100%, but on a sailboat you can do a lot of little things that can add up to big benefits when it comes to energy savings and emissions control,” said Baltic Executive Vice President Henry Hawkins.
Specifications Dykstra/Baltic 117 Perseverance
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