Friday, 16 March 2012


It's been a while since Yanko Design (The DREADCO of the design world) gave us a truly awful yacht, but they've made up for lost time with this monstrosity.

Not only is it hideous and sports pointless wings guranteed to catch every swell, but the helm is set so deep inside the saloon that it's impossible to steer because you can't see anything.  It's awe inspiring.


eon said...

As far as I can tell, it's purely a sailing vessel, and as you state, the helm is in a position that went out with whipstaffs.

Add in the pre-dreadnought bow that is guaranteed to make this thing wetter than an Admiral Scheer-class Panzerschiff in any kind of seaway, and I'd say this thing might be suitable for the Med- in good weather. But is not to be contemplated out of sight of land even then.

As for the interior, I find it amazing that people will pay vast amounts of money for a yacht which goes to elaborate lengths to be entirely unlike an ocean-going vessel inside. For all of its decor and actual layout, it looks more like a Danish Modern vacation home somewhere on land.

I'm not sure that would be quite safe in anything above a Sea State Three.



Ironmistress said...

Why is it that designers do not have a faintest idea of naval architecture - and they have no idea why boats are the way they are because of practical issues?

This thingy combines short waterline on wide beam, high metacentric height and shallow draught. It is going to be awfully wobbly on any winds more than 5 kn and about as stable as Wasa.

Seaworthiness, not looks, should be the primary goal for each and every naval architect.