RMK Marine unveils 56 metre superyacht design
Following on from the significant interest generated from the success of the Nazenin V, the 52 metre sailing ketch built at RMK Marine and designed by Sparkman & Stephens, further developments of the design have been announced by the yard. Nazenin V received the Judges Special Commendation prize at the prestigious World Superyacht Awards in 2010.
Designed as a ketch intended for world cruising, the 56 metre maintains the classic, timeless lines of the hull and superstructure so elegantly constructed on Nazenin V. There is slightly more rake in her transom and increased curvature in the bow profile that differentiate her above the waterline.
Similar hull lines have also been maintained but with a modern spade rudder. The increased hull dimensions and desire to carry more sail, coupled with maintaining a reasonable draft, have meant the utilisation of a daggerboard which will maintain upwind sailing performance.
Below decks the design layout allows accommodation for eight guests in four staterooms, all with ensuite heads. There is also a fitness room, plus the owner’s suite aft.
Located amidships is a two-tier engine room which is flanked to starboard by a large fold-down door that can be used for a myriad of applications including primary tender loading operations. To port, S&S has provided a solution to make life easier for the crew with a provisioning door conveniently located adjacent to the cold stores.
The lower deck, forward of the engine room, has been dedicated to the crew of eleven with five twin cabins and a spacious captain’s cabin. A generous mess is located to starboard and the galley to port connects directly with a service pantry on the main deck for crew convenience.
The main deck forward is divided into a large dining room suitable for twelve and an elegant, fully appointed office for conducting business anywhere in the world. An area of the main deck has been allocated for vertical circulation. Bruce Johnson, President and Chief Designer at S&S commented, “By maintaining most of the deck to deck circulation areas in one location on the yacht, we are able to minimise disruption in the social areas; yet another often unnoticed but important aspect of good design.” A large saloon with two hundred and seventy degree views occupies the aft portion of the enclosed main deck, as sliding double doors lead to an open-air bar and social cockpit.
The additional length of the 56 metre hull has allowed S&S to gracefully lengthen the superstructure overhangs, yielding enough space on the flybridge for a Jacuzzi tub, extensive sun pads and alfresco dining for the full complement of guests. Twin flybridge helm consoles provide excellent visibility on all points of sail, and a fully appointed wheelhouse can be utilised for operation in inclement weather.
Having established a successful working relationship with RMK Marine, the team would like to build another of these beautiful ketches with the additional efficiencies which could be realised having formed successful co-operations with many major suppliers on Nazenin V.
Bruce Johnson says, “The experience gained between S&S and the team at RMK Marine in building Nazenin V, in conjunction with their state-of-the-art facility, allows us to provide a client with the ultimate sailing super yacht.”
Since Nazenin V’s launch RMK have completed and launched Karia the 45 metre Motoryacht designed by Ron Holland, and Sarafin the 100ft Oyster designed by Dubois, both of which have been nominated as finalists in the 2012 World Superyacht Awards. RMK Marine also annually undertakes a number of major refit and restoration projects. Having invested in the facilities and with the experience of many years of building RMK Marine is ideally placed to build world class superyachts.