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Build begins on 40m sailing yacht Extreme

Guido de Groot Design has revealed that construction has begun on the 40m sloop project Extreme, at Mengi Yay shipyard in Tuzla, Turkey.

Ginton Naval Architects are responsible for Extreme’s naval architecture and design, with interior design by Guido de Groot Design (both companies are from the Netherlands). The build is being managed by Yacht Marine, with the hull structure nearly completed and the aluminium superstructure well underway. Delivery is scheduled for spring 2013.

This yacht was ordered last year (as Boat International reported) by owners moving from motor to sail, who didn’t want to sacrifice comfort. The yacht therefore offers a luxurious lifestyle, with aft deck seating for 12, a bar at the entrance to the main saloon, large windows, plus exterior and interior areas that merge seamlessly.

Simplicity was Jaron Ginton’s guiding principle when it came to sail equipment, minimising the number of masts, stays, winches, etc. A 52m mast was selected to maintain enough power from the sail and 60 tonnes of ballast will be put in the keel to compensate. The hull has been designed to reduce resistance and two 40” Variprop propellers enhance this effect. The engine room is located aft of amidships, allowing the space for a big garage for water sports aft.

Water sports were also important to the owners, so the transom door can open 90 degrees to create a large swimming platform and to the side, two aluminium doors conceal jet skis, canoes and other water toys. When empty, these spaces can be used as additional swimming platforms.

Guido de Groot’s exterior décor incorporates dark lacquered wood furniture and soft white fabrics. Inside, the theme includes light oak, dark lacquered oak, small mirrors, stained floors and leather detailing.

There are six guest rooms accommodating 12 guests and accommodation for seven crew members.

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