Inside Tony Castro Design's ultimate sailing sloop concept

2020-11-11

Fresh from the boards of Tony Castro Yacht Design, this 62 metre sloop yacht concept is the largest sub-500GT sailing yacht design possible, according to the studio. 

Measuring 62.5 metres from bow to stern with a 12.3 metre beam and 6.5 metre draft, this future-proof concept is bursting with revolutionary technologies. Key on board features include power generators capable of operating while the yacht is underway and cobalt-free batteries. Generated energy can be used to power hotel loads both silently and emissions-free. 

Elsewhere, the glazed saloon roof is made from insulating and thermal glass that can block out the sunlight at the touch of a button. The design also features glass bulwarks, a first-time sailing yacht feature, according to the studio. This provides guests relaxing in the cockpit with clear views of the ocean below as they glide through the water under sail. 

This 62 metre sailing superyacht is intended as a performance-cruiser with particular attention paid to the amenities needed when at anchor. The main deck saloon extends into a spacious open air aft deck with ample relaxation spots and easy access to the sea. The circular "skydeck" helm station meanwhile is a standout feature that provides excellent visibility of the yacht under sail.  

Inside, the yacht features a minimalistic interior with an open plan layout and abundance of natural light thanks to the overhead glass coachroof and large windows on the lower decks. Scandinavian-inspired, the interior features soft, high quality fabric and leather combinations paired with light brushed oak furniture for an understated elegance and atmosphere of pure luxury.

Elsewhere, the yacht's design boasts high performance under sail thanks to cutting edge naval architecture. The hull shape and appendages are optimised with the help of computational fluid dynamics (CFD) executed by D3 Technologies, working in partnership with VPP simulations to create the perfect balance of innovative design and superior performance. The result is an elegant, timeless design, beautiful to the eye with balanced proportions and performance to match.

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