Pieter van Geest of Van Geest Yacht Design has send us this design for a 60 metre middle Eastern inspired sailing dhow. The initial design was made some time ago, Pieter tells us, but the project never really took off. Pieter explains; “We do like the design and thought it a shame to be buried in the drawer somewhere. We do not expect a large market for it however there must be the unique client for it A sailing Dhow already creates a romantic feeling as it is unique in its kind”.
The yacht features two large folding bulwarks, which Pieter explains “In our eyes an amazing features especially as the client can choose privacy or full surrounding visibility. The area between the two deckhouses is set up with a Jacuzzi and could almost be read as an oasis in the minimalist and sand colored deck”.
Other features include a tender stored in a recess in the deck, which can be modified into a dining/lounge area. On top of the main deckhouse there is a seating areas as well as the external control station for the yacht.