We’ve all heard the term open used in reference to powerboats and yachts, but sailing yachts? Van Geest Design aims to change that with this 197-foot (60-meter) sailing superyacht concept, simply referred to as Open.
The 60m Open, with naval architecture by Rob Doyle Design, gets her name from a few unusual features. First, Van Geest Design eschewed railings and stanchions, for uninterrupted lines. The design studio also decided to insert glass panes into the megayacht’s bulwarks. This improves the view whether you’re in the saloon or in the cockpit, the latter including a pool and sunpads. And speaking of the cockpit, check out how the full aft portion of the 60m Open unfolds to increase usable space. Imagine anchoring in a quiet cove, having the 10-person crew deploy the platforms, and then swimming and/or lounging to your heart’s content. It enhances the buttoned-up, 39-foot (12-meter) beam.
Van Geest Design has further envisioned the 60m Open sailing yacht with accommodations for 10 in the owner’s party. Naturally, the owner’s suite occupies prime real estate, just forward of and with direct access to the cockpit. But, with lounging and dining space on the flying bridge, plus a 26-foot (8-meter) tender at your disposal, who’s going to want to stay indoors?
And, thanks to a good sail plan and the additional contributions of Rob Doyle Design for the hull, the 60m Open should make both relaxation-focused and regatta-loving owners happy. Draft ranges from 13 to 39 feet (4 to 12 meters). There’s a 13,455-square-foot (1,250-square-meter) Code 0 sail, for example. If you’re not a sailing aficionado, a Code 0 sail is ideal for yachts spending a good deal of time close reaching in light air as well as windier conditions and wider angles. The mainsail measures 9,472 square feet (880 square meters), while the genoa measures 6,781 square feet (630 square meters). The 60m Open should strike quite the profile with her sails full on her 262-foot-high (80-meter-high) mast.
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