As proclaimed for the first time in August 2016, after just two years of work, the new sailor Egoist of the prolific designer Philippe Briand , a well-known French naval architect who lives in London, should be launched next summer. With Egoist, Philippe Briand, is aimed at that part of experienced sailors and with large financial resources at any time of the day decide to unplug to go along with his partner to live in perfect solitude the wonders of the sea without however renounce the pleasure of the comfort of a luxury maxi yacht. The famous designer about the project declares:
“ The beauty of the project is that it is designed for short cruises and is comfortable for a couple. This is why there is only one large suite inside the hull and it is possible to build Egoist in just two years “
Usually a sailing and motor superyacht usually needs a large number of crew members to navigate.
While Egoist is a 30-meter (100 feet) boat built of carbon fiber with only one big cabin at the bow of the mast, it represents a real innovation in the world of sailing boats because it has been designed to sail unmanned so that only the experienced owner sailor in solitude can handle the navigation.
Moreover, despite the project being a cruise boat, Egoist also offers the opportunity to have fun competing in sailing competitions through the collaboration of a small number of experienced sailors as a crew.
In fact, Egoist is easily convertible into a three-sail regatta boat, and is designed to accommodate two crew members through a double cabin that is located aft but could be used differently if the owner chooses to sail alone . The interiors are spacious and absolutely original in addition to the forward master cabin with bathroom the project involves the construction of a large living room with adjoining kitchen along with a double cabin aft.
Another peculiarity of this project is that the owner can decide to leave the imprint of his style on every interior detail. Egoist must model itself to the personal tastes of the owner and nobody else. “It must be the boat they have always dreamed of owning and not the projects or needs of someone else must meet the needs of its owner,” comments Briand.
Aesthetically, the boat is presented with the classic streamlined lines filiform with an aerodynamic deckhouse a clean deck with a central cockpit, all made in a modern way. The characteristics of Briand and his team are to design yachts and naval architecture using new technologies, both for sailboats and motor yachts. That is why over the years Briand and his team have won numerous international design awards and have collaborated with some of the world’s most esteemed sailing yacht builders.
Even the sailing equipment with only three sails, must respond to the pleasure of the owner and remains freely customizable. “The thought behind this project is to satisfy the needs of an experienced sailor with competitor skills and experience”, explains Philippe Briand, adding “The concept of selfish is to become a self-indulgent fantasy by the owner”.
We just have to wait for the launch of this new daysailer and the related water tests that could certainly represent a new future for cruising sailboats.
Ngoni is a luxury sailboat of 58 m (about 190 feet) 9.5 m wide with a draft of 8.1 m, with a slender aluminum hull and an aluminum superstructure.
The naval architecture was designed by the English firm Dubois Naval Architects of the late Ed Dubois who died at the age of 63 in March 2016 about a year before the launch of the Ngoni. According to the British newspaper The Daily Telegraph, Ed Dubois was “one of the greatest yacht designers in the world”. Famous is his following thought on the designs of sailing boats:
” For me the priority, and most of the time dedicated, is to make sure that a boat is first of all beautiful to see. The fact that it goes well with sailing comes soon after, it is a consequence. It also applies to racing boats “.
Therefore Ngoni will surely be remembered in history as the last yacht designed by the famous English designer. The interiors were designed by Rich Baker and Paul Morgan, while the furnishings are designed by Francis Sultana. The realization of this luxury yacht was performed at the excellent Dutch shipyard of the Royal Huisman. This shipyard was chosen directly by the experienced sailor owner, especially for offshore racing.
The project was presented for the first time during the Monaco Yacht Show 2014 and followed the owner’s guidelines. After three years of work the boat has been completed with great satisfaction of all in the first place of the owner. “Build a beast. Do not make me a wolf in sheep’s clothing. This must be a sharp and innovative weapon, fast and furious. I want to get behind the wheel after a day of sailing and feel completely exhausted by the excitement of fast sailing “.
This was the first input that the shipowner recommended by addressing the chosen shipyard. When completed, we can say that the Royal Huisman certainly did not disappoint the expectations. In fact, Ngoni also known as The Beast name deriving from the first explicit request of the shipowner is a well-crafted elegant boat where an appropriate balance between speed, seaworthiness and long-range cruising capacity solicited by the owner has been achieved.
The hull is easy to drive and the exteriors have been built through different innovative solutions from the helm that the owner insisted on that it had to be light but stable, ready and adjustable. Royale Huisman turned to Edson International to build this custom rudder and in the end one of the most advanced double rudder steering systems currently in existence was built with a unique sensitivity in the control and management of the boat.
In addition, the boat has a lifting keel and a sail plan the most efficient that could be achieved for this type of boat with a 72-meter carbon mast and a system of electrically driven reel winches with variable speed. In the engine room a motor is installed that allows navigation without sail with a maximum speed of 17 knots. Part of the exterior of the hull is covered by an elegant aluminum superstructure with molded double curvature glass inside a starboard forward navigation area. Through a sliding glass door you then enter the salon. All the superstructure is surrounded by sliding glass automatically activated to guarantee a comfortable environment in any weather condition.
The exteriors are completed by the presence of a folding swim platform aft a spa pool in the bow and a large teak deck under which there is space to hide a large tender, a crane, a thermal pool, a locker for the sails and another for cooled waste.
The owner’s lodgings and guests are accessible via a curved staircase and follow the owner’s guidelines: “Do not design traditional yacht interiors”. They consist of two double guest cabins with private bathrooms.
A suite of owners, aft, which includes a full-beam master cabin with built-in furniture, a huge bathroom, a large study with its own bathroom and a huge gym with a large hatch in the hull to let in fresh air and natural light.
There are lodgings near the machine hall for a maximum of 9 crew members. The owner of this boat has owned other sailing yachts and actively participates in the regattas.
He won numerous trophies in important regattas including the Cowes Week and in particular won the important Commodores’Cup in 2000. He names all his yachts with an exotic name Ngoni, refers to the people of Africa precisely to an ethnic group that he lives in the southern African countries of Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania and Zambia and the singular language of this people as well as the unique character of sailing boats.
The owner became a millionaire in the energy sector former oil platform diver was the founder of Heritage Oil, which then sold for $ 1.4 billion. He is also the owner of Diamond Works, a Canadian mining company. He was previously also a security consultant for various governments. Its net worth is estimated at around 700 million dollars.
During the implementation phases of the project managers including Ed Dubois, who unfortunately could not find through the sea trials, the results of what was his latest design have released the following comments:
Given their reputation for excellence, Royal Huisman has been the owner’s choice of construction site right from the start, “said Ed Dubois. “This is a compelling design that does not take for granted the combination of high performance, style and comfort. It is a design that marks a fresh and progressive turning point in our long and successful history. This is a yacht, inspired by a customer looking for the next new thing; a dream project for both designers and the shipyard “
Alice Huisman confirms:
“A great customer, a great design team and a great project. Everything about this project has our name on it: Royal Huisman is the perfect solution for every aspect of the project and the requirements to build it. “
adds Ed Dubois:
“He wanted a high-performance cruising yacht, from anywhere, that was not only extraordinarily different, but that was also beautifully built and luxuriously comfortable.”
The beast was built as it was requested.
Main specifications Length above all: 58,15 m Width: 9.54 m Draw: 5.30 m – 8.10 m (Keel lifting) External design: Dubois Naval Architects Naval Architecture Dubois Naval Architects Interior Design: Rick Baker / Paul Morgan Interior accent pieces and exotic finishes: Francis Sultana Light Design: The Light Corporation Speed of the hull (basic engines 17 knots Main sail 853 m² Blade: 687 m² Sailing code: 1097 m² Stay Sail: 289 m² Shaft height / air draft: 71.00 m / 75.00 m Displacement: 353 t Gross tonnage: 396 gt
What drives an experienced sailor owner who after having developed a working activity with excellent results at some point in his life, decides to sell his established industry to venture into the construction of a large 40 meter long (130 feet) sailing boat to be used for long cruises and for sailing competitions if not the true and authentic passion for the sea and sailing.
This owner already owns a smaller sailboat called My Song 84 feet long (25 meters) very famous among sailing enthusiasts for having won many regattas including the extraordinary Maxi Rolex Cup in the Racing-Cuising category.
The new My Song because it retains the name of other boats of the same owner including the 25-meter My Song, was built in the prestigious Finnish boatyard of Baltic Yacht. While the design of the water lines was carried out by the American study of Reichel and Pugh, the same who designed the My Song of 25 meters while the deck and interior design was taken care of by the Milanese study Nauta Design.
In practice it was chosen the best for the construction of this boat the final result could only be exceptional. In fact, it is currently one of the most beautiful sailing boats in the world and among the most technologically advanced of the moment.
Studied, not to be too heavy, its weight is about one hundred tons are nothing compared to the size and size of the boat including 41 tons are the weight of the ballast.
This was possible because for the construction of the hull was used technologically advanced composite material with a high percentage of carbon. A special engine propulsion system allows the boat to advance even without the sail system with a propeller foot that descends when the engine needs to be used and salt hiding inside the hull when it is necessary to sail in this way the resistance to the movement is the minimum possible by improving performance. This installed system is called “retractable Propulsion System” by Baltic Yacht.
The boat is equipped with a retractable keel that can go from 7 to 4 meters of draft. The My Song lifting keel, at 36.25 tons, comes from the world of racing yachts. It tapers from top to bottom, which improves hydrodynamic performance and reduces the wet surface, saving about two seconds per mile in straight speed, says Nauta Yachts project director, Martino Majno.
Regarding the structure and equipment of the sail system, the owner can choose between two basic configurations between the regatta and the cruise. The basic sail plan is composed of a 530 square meter mainsail; genoa 380 square meters; gennaker 1,300 square meters. With regatta trim the boat can sail at speeds higher than the actual wind present at that moment because these big boats manage to build apparent wind and therefore great speed even in close-hauled sailing.
With this boat we have chosen to build a simple flat and clean 8.52 meters wide deck that starts around the center of the boat and continues almost in compliance to the stern with a little intrusive tuga and where there are only the necessary things for the management of the boat. We tried to find a compromise solution to build a boat suitable for long cruises and at the same time competitive to win regattas.
“Our specialization is to combine these two things together, but we have never done it to this point. Never. The result was made possible by the extraordinary capabilities of the manufacturer says Mario Pedol of Nauta Yachts also adds the combination of performance, elegance, comfort and functionality is perhaps the most distinctive feature of My Song. Everything has been designed and built to be light even the cable supports and plant passages are made of carbon “. Even the electronics are perfectly hidden with clear control screens present only in front of the wheel of the helmsman. There are also portable instruments that are used by the crew during the regattas.
The interiors have a cozy, warm style, but at the same time, with a typically marine taste as requested by the owner, are characterized by the presence of a full beam saloon a large master cabin in the bow and behind this cabin is a second smaller bedroom that can also be used as a simple study. Then there are two other double cabins that are located aft of the salon.
The research of the materials used to avoid increasing the weight of the boat was very accurate. In particular, for the creation of floors and ceilings, the choice fell on a resin and linen composite, thus rediscovering the use of natural fibers.
“My vision of the last My Song was for a yacht that would be extremely light, fast and easy to handle: a true competitor of superyacht regattas,” says the boat owner, adding that this had to balance with a “welcoming interior” , comfortable and luxurious “.
All the objectives have been achieved and all the ship owner’s needs have been met. Launched in the summer of 2016 already in 2017 the first attestations of esteem arrived, in fact, the My Song 130 feet won two prizes in the ShowBoats Design Awards 2017. The award for the most innovative yacht and the one for the best Exterior Design and Styling .
It is certainly an important recognition for the Milanese Nauta Yacht Design studio and the study by Reichel and Pugh.
Now we just have to wait until the new My Song equals and exceeds the number of sports victories of the older homonymous even if in a different sailing class. In this regard, the shipowner has issued the following declaration. “The new boat is challenging and challenging, of course it takes time to get to know it and be carried out at its best”. Like all purebred horses born to run, then win.
Sailing enthusiasts on the boats of the Wally brand are divided on the external aesthetics of the boats. In fact, many still prefer the exterior where the various areas are markedly divided with lots of deckhouse and with a single cockpit.
While in the Wally boats the classic cockpit has been replaced by more areas that are cleverly disengaged, usually all on the same level with slender, thin and not very intrusive yards.
Therefore the Wally boat deck is free and elegantly flat with all the hidden management organs. This extreme cleaning of the deck for many is the real news that has revolutionized the way of sailing.
However, there are still many enthusiasts who are not persuaded by the idea that a deck of a boat can be so smooth and compact, much like a dance hall track.
Fortunately, there are manufacturers in the sector that can satisfy the tastes of each owner. While those who love the style of boats Wally hardly then choose to build boats with different characteristics.
This is the case of Wally 110 Barong D, where a loving “wallysta” owner, has built this boat 110 feet long equal to about 33.50 meters after having already owned a Barong C and Barong B, respectively of 94 and 80 feet.
With this model Wally managed to transfer all the technical skills accumulated over the years and at the same time satisfy all the requests expressed by the experienced sailor owner.
The end result was the construction of a beautiful and performing luxury sailboat.
The exterior lines have been designed by Frers Naval Architecture while the interiors have been taken care of by Wally Yachts, always thinking about the performances not excluding elegance and comfort for cruises.
For the construction of the hull advanced composite materials in prepreg carbon fiber have been used to create a super-yacht cruiser fully equipped with just 65 tons about 35% less than a yacht of the same category: “two tons lighter than the expected “, explained the president and CEO of Wally, Luca Bassani also adds:
“We were able to offer a cruiser with exceptional performance that welcomes owners who spend several months of the year on board”.
Wally 110 Barong D totally incorporates all the features of the Wally brand. A fast, simple, elegant and technologically advanced boat was built.
The hull is blue with wide stern, two rudders, T-shaped bulb. The deck including the bow is very clean, and is completely covered with blond teak with a very slim deckhouse and large sunbathing areas. The mast is made of carbon together with the sailing rig with many titanium accessories. The Wally’s sail management system features a self-tacking jib and a regulation system using hydraulic jacks.
The habitability of the interiors designed by Wally were built piece by piece taking care of every detail minutely to get maximum comfort reducing weight.
Going towards the bow we find a living area and two guest cabins on both sides of the boat with private bathroom and a suite for the owner with two separate beds.
While at the stern was the crew and service area consisting of two double cabins, a kitchen and a machine room. The propulsion of the boat is also guaranteed by the presence of a single Cummins QSB6.7 diesel engine, which gives Barong D a top speed of 13 knots and a cruising speed of 10 knots.
In short, once again a Wally sailboat has been created to be desired.
Main technical features of Wally sources
Year 2016 Total length 33.51 m Draft 4.80 m Displacement 67 t Sailing surface 538 m 2
Usually the shipowner who commissioned a sailboat asks for maximum comfort on cruising and speed for racing, but when this entrant addresses Mark Mills for the design of the hull and its water lines it mainly demands high performance in racing with only one goal to win. Mark Mills is a world renowned company specializing in the design of high performance boats for racing. That is why private shipowners who want to regatta successfully turn to him.
Just to satisfy this kind of expectation is making Mills 73 Maxi Dolphin. A new and important cruiser / 73-foot sail racer where naval architecture was designed by Mark Mills, interior design by Nauta Design. At this time he is under construction at the Maxi Dolphin yard in Erbusco (Brescia).
The new Mills 73 Maxi Dolphin Mark Mills issued the following statement: “We have developed the project in collaboration with Project Manager and Shipowner who believe in a design that is simple and lightweight. This vision, essential to obtaining the required performance, has led us to design an extremely elegant, almost waterproof blanket, absolutely clean and free, with references to all maneuvers running downwards to winches placed in the bow in front of the rudders, “says Mark Mills Made of carbon, the Mills 73 Maxi Dolphin will have a retractable keel:” This will make the most of the speed performance that can secure the “square-top” mainline, “Mills finishes.
As for the other project interpreters, we have the Nauta Design study among the most important in the world, initially designing only sailboats as well as luxurious motor yachts, while the Maxi Dolphin yacht at Erbusco is known for the use of technologies more advanced, applied to boats.
Therefore, the shipowner has turned to world-leading players in the design and construction of this new boat that will surely satisfy all his expectations effectively.
From the first rendered differs it is noted that the new Mills 73 Maxi Dolphin will be lightweight fast and easy to drive. The interiors will have a new classical style style consisting of a spacious lounge accessible easily through a cleverly disengaged staircase that includes a living area with 8 people table and a lounge with large sofa.
All surfaces are decorated with white panels in the upper parts while the lower ones are scratched oak to make all the beautiful, clean and comfortable environments. Immediately following the bow towards the bow develops mainly the sleeping area on the left we find a first guest cabin with two separate beds that on occasion I can join to become a double bed with the possibility of inserting another cot. The most forward-looking area is reserved for the owner’s suite, which features a large double bed with a cabin connected to a spacious bathroom, with double sink and separate walk-in shower. Finally, at the stern, in front of the engine room, is the third guest cabin with a double bed.
All guest cabins have their own facilities. On the stern of the central salon we find the kitchen and just after the cabin of the crew with overlapping beds. On the Mills 73 there is room for a comfortable and functional garage for a tender of 3.27 mt. Incorporating this sailboat has been designed to ensure high racing performance while at the same time ensuring maximum cruising comfort.
Main technical characteristics
Length overall: 22.86 mt;
Length at Floating: 22.00 mt;
Maximum Width: 6.10 mt; Displacement: 26, 00 ton;
Daft with Lifting Keel 2.8 / 4.8 mt;
Carbon Construction – Core Cell – Vacuum Epoxy with baking in the oven