The Southampton-based studio, Dixon Yacht Design, has developed a ‘game-changing’ 70-metre yacht concept - Project NewDawn - that has been designed to offer effortless sailing performance with the interior comfort conventionally found on motor yachts.Photo: Matt DixonTo offer maximum sailing potential with minimal sailing effort, easy to operate Falcon Rigs have been chosen for the 1135GT Project NewDawn, with the twin rigs offering a suitable sail area to displacement ratio. Built with an aluminium alloy superstructure, a high tensile steel hull and a fixed keel with a partially ballasted centreboard, Project NewDawn would be capable of reaching a maximum speed of 19 knots. Photo: Matt DixonThe interior configuration of Project NewDawn contains many design traits generally found on motor yachts to ensure a luxurious onboard experience. For instance, the 70-metre design features a large, glazed sun deck saloon on the main deck that faces aft to the swimming pool. Photo: Matt DixonFour well-appointed guest cabins and a full-beam owner’s cabin with balconies accommodate her guests, and a seven-metre limousine or seven-metre sports tender can be housed on board Project NewDawn. Additionally, the yacht is equipped with an embarkation tender platform that provides direct access to the main deck lobby. Photo: Matt DixonProject NewDawn would also feature an advanced hybrid propulsion system that would optimise her energy usage, as well as an energy recovery system that would utilise her propulsion propellers to generate electricity while the vessel sails. The addition of heat recovery systems would further contribute to the vessel’s high efficiency.Photo: Matt DixonIn addition, her side windows have been equipped with insulating glass that shields the interior from solar damage, while the roof structure can accommodate solar cells that have been integrated into the glass panels, adding to her eco-credentials.
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