Nevesbu conducts feasibility study for biggest sailing yacht
January 2011 - Nevesbu will conduct a feasibility study for the conceptual design of a 141-metre sailing yacht. Contracts were concluded with Dream Ship Victory and Dykstra & Partners of Amsterdam for the naval architectural design and with Ken Freivokh Design for the design and styling of the 'Dream Symphony'. The contracts were signed on 23 September at the Monaco Yacht Show 2010.
With a length of 141 metres, the 'Dream Symphony' will be the biggest sailing yacht ever built, with four masts with heights up to 75 metres. The yacht will be built at a shipyard in Turkey.
Made of wood
Apart from being the biggest sailing yacht, the 'Dream Symphony' will be a unique project for its laminated wood structure. It will be the largest vessel ever made of wood. Together with the naval architecture and design team, Dream Ship Victory has extensive experience of designing and building large wooden sailing yachts.
Nevesbu will perform finite element calculations for the hull. The entire hull needs to be included in the calculations because of its shape: narrowing from mid-ship to the bow and teardrop-shaped to the stern. The calculations will determine the stresses in the decks, skin and primary structural members. The outcomes will provide a basis for designing the laminated wooden structure.
The goal of this design phase is to show the feasibility of the structural concept. The classification society, Registro Italiano Navale (RINA), and the authorities of the flag state may confidently be approached to obtain approval for this design.