What will they dream of next?

Published on October 23rd, 2022

We are often entertained by marketing agencies hired to distribute press releases from yacht designers, and this idea from Dixon Yacht Design qualifies for the ‘go big or go home’ category:

Juno is a 350-foot cross-over concept that harmonizes the best of motor yacht and sailing yacht design. She is totally unique, with an elegant poise and generous accommodation for her Owner and guests to enjoy. With a waterline length over 100m, she will boast a hull speed of 23 knots under canvas alone.

Falcon Rigs have been chosen to maximize the sailing opportunity and minimize the sailing effort. Unlike a conventional rig which requires a small army of crew, this vessel can be commanded and operated singlehandedly. The triple rigs offer a healthy sail area to displacement ratio and will assure an exhilarating sailing experience. The tried and tested control systems have proven in-service reliability.

Juno will be constructed to the Passenger Yacht Code and will offer accommodation on four decks with an intimate deck reserved for the Owner. Her expansive interior space planning will not disappoint; a full width Owners cabin suite, eight guest cabins, a beach club, cinema, a sauna/gym plus large lounges/flexible spaces on three decks. The principal saloon on the main deck leads aft to a beach bar and 8m swimming pool.

The open transom and expanding bathing platform lead forward and below decks to a beach club area with opening side shell doors. An embarkation tender platform with direct access into the main deck lobby has been accommodated amidships. The guests can choose between a 10m limousine and a 10m sports tender.

The vessel boasts impressive technological systems; an advanced hybrid propulsion system that optimizes the energy usage onboard and an energy recovery system that uses the propulsion propellers to generator electricity whilst the vessel is sailing.

This is a future proof statement yacht, for a customer who is not afraid to do something different. It defies sailing convention but not the sailing experience.

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