DESIGNNOBIS Shortlisted for the Yacht Concept Over 40 Metres Award in the IY&A Awards 2015

design et al are delighted to announce that DESIGNNOBIS has been successfully shortlisted in the fifth annual International Yacht & Aviation Awards 2015. Snow will compete for the Yacht Concept over 40 metres award.


Designed as an extraordinary 66-meter superyacht, Snow is a new sailing vessel with a radical approach. Her elegant lines with streamlined touches, combines modern design with classical taste. She has a draft of 4.85 m keel up / 7.5 – 12.1 m keel down with an innovative foldable keel, featuring a beam of 10.6 m. One of Snow’s many groundbreaking features is her twin masts that split upon hull and increase performance and stabilization.


Aiming to offer an ultimate sailing experience, Snow is one of the newest generations of retro schooners with improved strength, comfort and sailing joy. Referring to classical schooner line, she has two equal-length masts that split and converge on hull edges instead of being placed on centerline. This twin mast feature brings enhanced stability and a considerable amount of space, therefore offers flexibility in interior layout. A revolutionary approach is embraced on design of the drop keel; foldable from center pivots, it contracts and enables approaching more shallow ports. With a decrease in centerboard length from 11.7 meters to 7.2 meters, Snow offers more flexibility in landing and docking.


Snow is an extraordinary yacht with its radical twin masts, sleek hull, increased deck and sail area, and well-organized layout with considerable amount of saved space. Her modern lines serve for both beauty and functionality. With a nearly vertical bow, she has an increased waterline length and therefore more speed and hydrodynamic qualities. With increased space in interior and exterior, Snow offers relaxing areas, rooms for sports and recreational activities. Her bright interiors open up with glass and sliding windows and invites sunlight in. Designed white as its name suggests, Snow’s material selection and color palette choices were made carefully, for its teak deck and white composite hull complements a modern adventure sail yacht. Using composite technology, hull body is made of laminated layers of carbon fiber and epoxy resin, finished with epoxy and uv-resistant coatings.


Highly durable body enables a lightweight yet long-lasting design. Contributing upon the classical yacht heritage, Snow is designed and dedicated to become a novel sailing yacht with retrospective lines and modern virtues to offer comfort, performance and flexibility. As a seaworthy vessel, she invites navigators for maritime activities in harmony with nature.

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