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 hydro generator). The battery banks can store enough energy to support the silent mode with all hotel functions for ten hours.

Jan-Eric Osterlund – the first owner of sailing yacht Adèle had the chance to enjoy a journey on this unique vessel. He shared his experience with great photos on his website in the article SAILING WITH CANOVA.

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.

DSS Foil explained

Demonstration of the DSS Foil during CANOVA's Sea Trials

Sail Area

Main Sail



Jib 1



Main Sail Square Top Length



Interior of CANOVA

Lucio Micheletti styled a warm and friendly interior with teak veneers. 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, there is a crew area with the crew mess, three double cabins, and the captain’s cabin.

The fixed bimini extends the deckhouse to cover a nice cockpit that adapts the style of the interior and makes the superstructure more elegant.

The last part of CANOVA is the tender garage where a seven meter 220 HP tender is stored for fast transfers with 45 knots.

The Boatshow / CANOVA in Amsterdam

The guys from the Boatshow was on board when CANOVA was moored in Amsterdam and have some detailed pictures and interviews with project stakeholders.

Main Specifications of CANOVA

Length Overall






Draft (keel up)



Draft (keel down)