Forty-eight hours is a lot of time to complete certain tasks. It is an incredibly short amount of time, though, in which to complete a yacht design. Nevertheless, Ivan Erdevicki created the Logos 56 sailing-superyacht concept under those limitations. While he started the design with features he personally likes, the final result will appeal to performance-oriented sailing enthusiasts, especially due to her special keel.
Logos 56 is a 184-foot (56-meter) sloop fitted with a double-foil keel. Nicknamed the Erdevicki Keel, this structure is already on a few yachts, in fact. The designer says it permits a lower than customary draft for this type of yacht. Simultaneously, and of more importance, the Erdevicki Keel lends the yacht both enviable upwind performance as well as strong stability.
The long, sleek Logos 56 has other performance-oriented features, too. For instance, her carbon fiber rudders are daggerboard-style. Therefore, they lift, hydraulically, to remove frictional resistance while underway, which improves sailing control and efficiency. Erdevicki says the prop lifts into the hull, too, while sailing, for the same reason.
In keeping with the overall profile of Logos 56, but further for practical performance, the yacht has a self-rotating, aero-rig mast. Additionally for practical reasons, the sailing superyacht has a reverse bow and sheerline. The owners and guests can stay dry back aft due to this.
That aft cockpit offers integrated seating out in the open air in the design’s current form. It also leads down to a deep swim platform, ideal for boarding tenders or taking an afternoon dip. Understandably, Erdevicki will incorporate other creature comforts as owners see fit. The same is true for the interior, capable of accommodating a traditional 10- to 12-person owners’ party.
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