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As 2020 draws to a close, we reflect on another year which has seen the introduction of some outstandingly unique superyacht concepts. The superyacht industry is one in which the creative and the bold are allowed to flourish, with design moving always forward to test the limits of possibilities. Here are some of our favourite concepts from the past year…
With over 30 years’ experience in supplying the yachting industry with some of its most visionary high-performance vessels, Malcolm McKeon knows what it takes to design a client’s dream boat. Although the designer’s portfolio is diverse, McKeon’s proliferation in sailing yacht design is testimony to the significance of sailing vessels to the wider yachting industry today. We caught up with Malcolm McKeon to talk sustainability, the multitudinous ways yacht design can lead to greener operation, as well as what inspires him to keep pushing the boundaries of possibility.
McConaghy Boats recently announced the introduction of the Makara sailing superyacht series; a new breed of semi-custom luxury racing yacht whose advanced technical design, ease of use and ultra high performance sets it apart a cut above the rest. We heard from Mark Evans, Managing Director of McConaghy Boats, to discuss the design inspiration behind the sleek new range and its importance in the place of wider industry trends.
Malcolm McKeon Yacht Design and Royal Huisman have unveiled the fruits of an exciting collaboration between two industry greats. The new APEX 850 concept is both the world’s largest sloop-rigged superyacht and the world’s largest aluminium sailing yacht, but it is more than just the size that makes this a superyacht a future-icon.
The latest exciting superyacht under construction at Royal Huisman’s Vollenhove shipyard, 59.7m Project 404, is taking shape with the Owners in attendance for the turning of her hull. The Dutch luxury superyacht builder has released details and images of what has otherwise been a highly secretive project thus far. From what we can see, she is already looking like she will become another striking addition to the Royal Huisman fleet.
Royal Huisman have announced plans to build a 59.7m world performance cruising sloop: Project 404. Following in the footsteps of famed builds from the yard such as 58m Ngoni and 56m Aquarius, the new and highly advanced vessel will harness exceptional sail power and system technologies.
The latest project from the drawing board of Malcolm McKeon, the MM341 is a 34-metre sailing yacht designed with a focus on global cruising with a hidden racing edge.
Some of the finest sailing yachts in the world emerge to venture to exotic new locations, and the latest launch from Dutch sailing experts Vitters is no exception. After two years in build, the 33 metre performance sloop Missy has been launched in search for warmer climes.