When Dixon Yacht Design released its super-size S/Y Juno concept design, it offered something rarely seen: motoryacht comfort in a sailing-yacht profile. Additionally, it incorporated future-proof systems. The studio’s new Mini Juno yacht concept is one-third of the LOA, yet no less forward thinking.
The studio’s design credentials include both sailing and power projects, like the Pearl 82 motoryacht. It borrowed some of the best features of both types of yachts and combined them for the original S/Y Juno. The concept made quite the statement, too. Her LOA is 348 feet (106 meters), with a height of four decks and accommodations for 18. The design also called for a DynaRig sailing system, more user-friendly than traditional sails because just one person can manage it. Additional systems include hybrid propulsion and an energy-recovery system in which the props generate electricity underway.
The new Mini Juno yacht concept measures a more widely appealing 108 feet (33 meters) and three decks. She, too, has hybrid propulsion, with the propellers similarly serving as energy-recovery turbines. She further has a single DynaRig (her big sister has three). Dixon Yacht Design anticipates a 12-knot cruise should be possible. Interestingly, the studio has added solar panels on her flying bridge, for even more eco-friendly electricity generation.
Among the features from the motoryacht sector, the Mini Juno yacht concept has a full-beam master suite with alfresco access. However, the studio executes it with a twist. Not only is the suite aft, but it also has direct beach-area access. This area is for buyers to personalize, with fixed seating/sunpads or loose lounges. Regardless, it’s connected to an articulating platform for boarding watertoys, stepping down into the water, or simply relaxing. The watertoys can include a 16-foot (5-meter) Williams DieselJet 505 RIB. Stow it in a dedicated garage, surprisingly available for a yacht this size, or aft on deck. Dixon Yacht Design has specified a dedicated sub-deck lifting mechanism for the latter.
With a volume of 200 gross tons, the sailing superyacht has three staterooms for your family and friends, plus two crew cabins. Outfit them all, along with lounges and the flying bridge, the way you like to live.
The aluminum-and-composite concept is capable of construction at a yard of your choosing as well.
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More About the Mini Juno Yacht
LOA: 108’7” (33.12 meters)
Beam: 27’7” (8.45 meters)
Draft: 10’7” to 17’2” (3.25 to 5.25 meters)
Guests: 8 in 4 staterooms
Max speed: 12 knots
Builder: owners’ choice
Stylist: Dixon Yacht Design
Naval Architect: Dixon Yacht Design
Interior Designer: owners’ choice