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 an entirely new and different design of his boats 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 windows 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.

The 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 conventional technologies currently used by the glass industry. Even the use of on-off see-through glass can be used for exterior and interior.

Rob Doyle designed the hull package of the fast 50m sloop that combines a great performance with excellent 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.

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 of the 50m sloop 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