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Masts stepped on 105m Oceanco Y712 Project Solar

One of the world’s largest sailing yachts is nearing completion at Dutch yard Oceanco after the three towering masts were stepped on hull Y712, also known as Project Solar.

Launched last month in the Netherlands, Project Solar features an innovative wave-piercing bow with design studio Nuvolari Lenard penning both the interior and exterior styling. With an LOA of 105 metres, she will become the largest Dutch yacht to date when delivered in early 2017.

Take a closer look at Project Solar by Oceanco. Video: YouTube/Drone Projects

As the drone video footage above shows, Project Solar is largely complete and looks set to have her sea trials before the end of the year. This tri-deck sailing yacht features a steel hull and aluminium superstructure. Accommodation for 12 guests is split across six cabins and her 15 metre beam allows for a total interior volume of 2,700GT.

Auxiliary power comes from a pair of Caterpillar diesel engines for a top speed of 17.5 knots. Built to Lloyd’s Registry standards, Project Solar has been registered in the Cayman Islands.

Further details are few and far between, with Oceanco remaining tight-lipped about this spectacular sailing yacht project, however, the raised pilothouse and extensive superyacht sundeck can be seen in great detail in this unofficial drone video.

Other projects currently under development at the Dutch yard include the 90 metre motor yacht Y717, the 88 metre Y715, and Project Jubilee, which is being managed by Burgess Yachts and will be the yard’s new flagship at 110 metres when she hits the water later this year.

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