Published: Friday, 08 March 2013
Mike Fulton

Van Geest Design’s has released a brand new design for a 60-metre open concept sailing yacht.

With its sleek and modern hull, this fly-bridge sailing yacht is designed for both cruising the islands and racing in superyacht regattas. Rob Doyle Design carried out the naval architecture.

Van Geest Announces 60m Sailing YachtAn artist's impression of the new 60-metre open concept sailing yacht showing the aft deck expanded

Besides the helm and control stations, there is a lounge and dining area located on the fly bridge with a 360-degree view of the surroundings. The main deck has a modern superstructure, flush foredeck and raised bulwarks giving it a clean, non-cluttered look.

Aft of the deckhouse is the large main cockpit, which connects to the pool and sunbathing area to the rear. The bulwarks are fitted with glass to give a good view of the surroundings from both the cockpit and the main salon.

When at anchor the aft deck can be almost doubled in size by hinging out the aft hull/bulwark panels and turning them into side platforms. The owners cabin is located just forward of this and links directly to this beach area.