Bill Dixon and Alia Yachts announce 46m carbon sloop concept: Project Dixon

Written by Parisa Hashempour

Ocean Independence has announced that Alia Yachts will be developing a carbon sloop with a 2022 delivery. The design by Bill Dixon for Project Dixon is for a 46.4-metre performance cruising yacht that could be ready to launch in 18-24 months depending on specifications desired by potential future owners.Dixon 46m exterior designPhoto: Ocean IndependenceDixon 46m exterior designPhoto: Ocean IndependenceDixon 46m exterior designPhoto: Ocean IndependenceDixon 46m exterior designPhoto: Ocean IndependenceShe is expected to be a high-performance vessel with large volumes, a variable draught keel and a twin rudder. With a carbon hull, deck and rig as well as an intentional lightweight contemporary interior, this 46-metre yacht will be expected to be quick across the water, with a top speed of 14 knots and a cruising speed of 12 knots. Project Dixon is expected to be capable of hosting up to eight guests comfortably among her four staterooms.

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