Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Soto Acebal Naval Architects New 172ft Schooner

Soto Acebal have designed a modern day schooner with the classic looks and lines that are straight out of the golden era of yachting. Below the waterline the hull design has Soto Acebal's racing heritage embedded within, proving that she will be with no doubt an extremely fast performance cruiser. She will be 52.55m (172ft) in length and have a draft of 3.60m when she is completed. Currently the construction is progressing smoothly by Astillero Buquebus in Uruguay.

Her hull will be built from carbon and will be the largest carbon sailing yacht ever built in America, north or south. She will also have full carbon rigging supplied by Carbo-Link, which is another record been the largest carbon rigging supplied by Carbo-Link to date.

The deck arrangement will create a pleasant atmosphere with the use of bronze hardware and fittings, and the teak layout with mahogany trims. Inside the interior styling is an Edwardian style with a mix of Honduras mahogany and white paneling as seen in the below picture.

The owners cabin is aft of the deckhouse with a fully operational office. Forward from the deckhouse is the saloon which extends the full width of the yacht, with a living zone on port and opposite a dinning area with a table to accommodate 10 guests. Following on from the saloon through a corridor is the guest accommodation with 3 guest cabins all en suite, and the crew accommodation and galley is forward again. She will be able to accommodate a total of 8 guests including the owner.

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