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De Blanco Design releases renderings new 46m sloop concept

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Spanish design company De Blanco Naval Architecture and Yacht Design has released renderings of their latest superyacht concept. The new 46.64 metre sloop’s design features classic hull lines and a powerful rig and sail. Inspiration was taken from the J Class yachts of the Americas Cup, with the designers stating that with their latest project, they wished to pay tribute to these renowned sailing boats. The hull and superstructure will both be built in aluminum, creating a powerful sailboat not only ideal for classic racing, but for extended cruising.

Inside, the yachts interiors are filled with natural light stemming from an almost continuous windscreen formed around the superstructure. Juan de Blanco explains further, stating, “I have achieved a combination of classic lines in the hull, with a more modern look on the deck and superstructure. For the natural interior lighting, the hull sides feature plenty of openings for each different compartment on board, and on the deck, hatches and openings are also found.”

She accommodates guests over four aft double cabins - two each side of the main deck - as well as crew over six double crew cabins. One of her standout areas in the cockpit; an enclosed area for protection with ergonomic seats on each side which can also be used for sunbathing, lounging and the best of al fresco dining from a hydraulic system which allows a part of the floor to be elevated and transformed into a table. Two sliding tempered glass doors - one forward and one aft side - allow quick and easy access to the inside of the boat.

By Gemma Fottles

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