50m Sloop Design by Van Geest and Rob Doyle | Sailing Yacht

Van Geest and Rob Doyle Design developed a futuristic 50m sloop design for an experienced client.

The client’s brief of the 50m sloop was set for a racing yacht but also a comfortable cruising yacht. The client wants a completely new and different design of his yachts and other existing sailing yachts in the 50-meter class.

The portholes are integrated into the hull stripe. This stripe follows the necessary heights of the interior cabins and widens where the portholes are located. The portholes are not noticeable from the outside and disappear in the design. Accentuating this feature with light gives a unique appearance of the yacht at night.

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50m sloop van geest rob doyle
mega sailing yacht van geest rob doyle

High-grade glass will be used to form the glass panels of the superstructure. New glass technologies can be easily integrated. Shading, controlling the amount of sunlight through the glass and heat reduction are common technologies currently used by the glass industry. Even the use of on-off see-through glass can be used for exterior and interior.

The Rob Doyle designed hull package of the fast 50m sloop combines a very powerful performance hull with good sea keeping qualities, combining speed and comfort. This is achieved with a relatively wide beamed boat carried well aft, giving a fine angle of entry but still allowing extensive internal volume for a spacious interior layout, coupled with the full-length hull chine that carries the beam far outboard to give the best form stability and with a hydrostatic spray rail to keep the wetted surface to a minimum for a given beam.

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mega sailing yacht van geest rob doyle

Main Specifications

Length over all:51.60 m
Length water line:46 m
Beam:10.50 m
Draft:4.5 m / 7.5 m
Tenders:6.00 m Guest Tender / 4.2 m Crew Tender
Cabins:1 Master cabin / 3 Guest cabins / 1 Captain cabin / 3 Crew cabins
Fuel Tanks:30.000 l
Water Tanks:10.000 l
Mast Height above water line:61.30 m

Key Features at a glance

  • Beach access from the owner's stateroom
  • Aft panoramic view from the owner’s stateroom
  • Great visibility from all interior spaces
  • Massage and wellness area
  • Owner stateroom
  • 3 guest cabins
  • Open space salon dining bridge
  • tv salon
  • Office library
  • Sheltered aft cockpit
  • Open exterior helm station
  • Large overhead glass surfaces
  • Opening transom surfaces
  • Lifting keel
  • Bowsprit to maximize code 0
  • Crew tender on garage
  • Guest tender in well in foredeck
  • 3 crew cabins
  • Captain’s cabin
  • Large galley with walk in cold room
  • Crew mess and laundry

About Publisher

Hey, I’m René, the ‘captain’ of this luxury yacht blog. I found my passion of the big ones in 2002 (at the age of 17). I have grown up with sailing since a little child. I have an education in Business Informatics and specialized in digital media solutions like Social Media, User Experience and Social Intranet. I’m working as an independent Luxury Yacht Consultant with YES-yachts.com. My home port is in Oldenburg, Germany next to Lürssen and Abeking & Rasmussen.

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