The 75m Bermuda-rigged schooner is designed by Sparkman & Stephens A desire for ease of handling has directed most clients to sloops, ketches and yawls and away from the complex rig of a schooner. Today, modern technology allows a schooner rig to be handled as easily as a sloop.
The canoe-body shape of the 75m schooner is representative of current ideology in cruising yachts and appendage shape has been focused on reducing wetted surface area. As such, the underbody has been fitted with a spade rudder and the keel with a daggerboard.
A full beam main salon onboard the 75m schooner affords picturesque views from large deckhouse windows. Leading further aft, to port is a quaint sitting area and guest office; to starboard the owner’s private office. A small service pantry is located at the aft end of the house for crew convenience when dining al fresco on the main deck.
Additional al fresco dining is situated on the flybridge deck along with outdoor cooking facilities, whilst aft on the flybridge there is space for tender and water sports storage, with additional tender storage located in the lazarette.
Below decks S&S has designed a layout that will accommodate 10 guests in five staterooms. Two of the staterooms are fitted with queen berths and two with convertible sliding twin beds to create two additional queen staterooms if desired. The owner’s stateroom, located aft, has a dedicated staircase leading from the private main deck office and lounge, as well as his and her bathrooms and dressing areas. A hidden crew entrance, leading from the lazarette, allows the cabin to be serviced without disturbing the owner or guests.
Forward of the engine room, the yacht is dedicated to crew spaces. Berthing for twelve crew members is divided between three split decks, which also include service facilities.
Computer-controlled furling booms, hydraulic roller furling head and fisherman sails and lightweight spars contribute to the ease of operating the intricate set of sails inherent in the schooner rig. Located amidships is a two-tier engine room which houses the diesel-electric propulsion system, along with the rest of the ship’s machinery. The brains of the system, including all electronic components, are located in a dedicated control room which has 270° views of the machinery space. Much of the electronic equipment is mimicked in the fully appointed wheelhouse, allowing observation and management from multiple locations.