CANOVA is a 43m super sailing yacht, equipped with a 9m DSS Foil.

The naval architecture of CANOVA was done by Farr Yacht Design. They made also the exterior design in cooperation with Lucio Micheletti, who designed also the interior together with the in-house team of Baltic Yachts. Alongside the DSS foil, an interesting detail is the amidships placed the owner’s cabin instead of the bow or the aft area.

The yacht has a hybrid propulsion system with a 340-degree rotating electric pod. Moreover, CANOVA comes with a self-sustaining power system during sailing journeys (the electric engine becomes a generator). The battery banks can store enough energy to support the silent mode with all hotel functions for ten hours.

DSS Foil

DSS stands for Dynamic Stability Systems. The system uses a retractable foil to lift the yacht out of water that reduces the drag of the yacht. According to Gordon Kay (CEO of Infiniti Yachts & Dynamic Stability Systems, the 160-ton CANOVA can reach up to 25 knots in calm water with a true wind of 25 knots. Another player in the development of the foil is BAR Technologies. These are marine engineers with America’s Cup experience, involved in Ben Ainslie’s campaigns. BAR Technologies engineered the bearings for the DSS foil. Harken delivered electric winches to control it by pushing buttons.

Interior of CANOVA

Alongside the unusual layout with the amidships located (almost) full-beam owners’ suite, the sailing yacht has a VIP cabin in the bow area and a twin guest cabin. Furthermore, a crew area with the crew mess, three double cabins, and the captain’s cabin. The last part of CANOVA is the tender garage.

The Launch in May 2019

Main Specifications ofCANOVA

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Draft (keel up)



Draft (keel down)