Dixon Yacht Design in the U.K. has unveiled plans for Project 175, a “statement yacht” that would have a length overall of 180 feet.
The sailing yacht design is low-profile with a flybridge and the type of expandable aft deck that’s more commonly found aboard motoryachts.
Sails would be on a ketch rig; headsails are set up with an overlapping genoa and a smaller, non-overlapping blade sail, both furling and on a fixed stay. An off-wind Code sail would be on an underdeck furling drum and hoisted through the deck when required.
The idea, according to Dixon Yacht Design, is “to simplify the process as much as possible on tried and tested control systems with proven in-service reliability.”
Inside, Project 175 has a salon with a formal dining space. Four guest staterooms are on the lower deck, along with an owner’s stateroom that spans the yacht’s 36-foot beam. There’s direct access to the beach club aft from that owner’s stateroom, by way of a private salon.
Up on the flybridge are helm stations, a hot tub and entertaining space.
What kind of power would Project 175 have? A hybrid system with an energy-recovery component that uses the propulsion propellers to generate electricity underway.
For more information, visit: dixonyachtdesign.com