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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
Project: Mills Design Ltd Mark Mills;
Interior Design: Nauta Design;
Plant design: Maxi Dolphin;
Construction: Maxi Dolphin.