Oceanco Project Y 712 on sailing sea trials

Dykstra Naval Architects team is proud to show this stunning project!
Oceanco Project Y 712 on sailing sea trials in the North Sea Ken Freivokh Design, Dykstra Naval Architects.


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Dykstra Naval Architects at Candy Store Cup Newport RI

The Candy Store Cup 2017 Superyacht Regatta will be hosted and organized by Newport Shipyard and Bannister's Wharf Marina & Guest Rooms. It will take place July 27-29, 2017 in Newport, RI. This regatta carries forward the tradition of the Newport Bucket.

Three Dykstra Naval Architects' yachts will be racing the Candy Store Cup, including Schooner Meteor and J Class yacht J5 Ranger, check the full entry list here: www.candystorecup.com/yachts-entered

Dykstra's Jeroen de Vos will be there for the event.

Photo Schooner Meteor by Ed Holt
Photo J5 Ranger by StudioBorlenghi

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Construction of the 81M schooner started at Royal Huisman

The construction of the 81m / 266ft contemporary three-masted schooner has started at the Royal Huisman facilities in Vollenhove. This new build project for an Asian client was unveiled by the joint team of Royal Huisman, Dykstra Naval Architects, Mark Whiteley design and Bart Kimman of Northrop & Johnson Asia at the 2016 Monaco Yacht Show.

Good performance combined with sea kindliness, stability and comfort. Dykstra Naval Architects have focused all their considerable expertise on the creation of a hull with a distinguishing hard chine and schooner rig that combines good performance with sea kindliness, stability and comfort. The carbon rig – 'clearing Panama Bridge' – will be supported by carbon standing rigging. Thys Nikkels of Dykstra Naval Architects explains "the plumb bow, very long waterline, sleek hull and large sail area will give the yacht the required high speed and good performance." Towing tests, wind tunnel tests, Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) calculations and a Velocity Prediction Program are all undertaken to evaluate the sail balance, keel position and rudder angles when under sail.


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Bestevaer 45' Pure in Zeilen Magazine

Dykstra Naval Architects designed and KM Yachtbuilders built Bestevaer 45' Pure on the cover of Dutch magazine Zeilen.

Get your copy and read the great article (in Dutch)!


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Dykstra Naval Architects Yachts at The America's Cup

Dykstra Naval Architects' Thys Nikkels and Jeroen de Vos will be in Bermuda for the America's Cup J Class and Superyacht regatta.

Our yachts racing in Bermuda will be: Action, Adela, JK6 Hanuman, The Maltese Falcon Yacht, Meteor, J5 Ranger, JK3 Shamrock V and JK7 Velsheda. JH2 Rainbow and Athena will be there as spectators

America's Cup J Class Regatta information and results: www.jclassyachts.com/events/americas-cup-j-class-regatta-1

America's Cup Superyacht Regatta information and results: www.boatinternational.com/luxury-yacht-events/americas-cup-superyacht-regatta

Photo of JK6 Hanuman by Ingrid Abery www.ingridabery.com

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