Dixon Yacht Design has presented a 54.92 metre sailing superyacht concept named Project 175.
Key features of the all-aluminium design include a lifting keel, which reduces the draft from seven metres to 4.75 metres, and a sporty low profile flybridge design.
Elsewhere, the yacht features a ketch rig plan for flexible distribution of the sail area. The simplified sail plan relies on “tried and tested” systems, Dixon said.
Inside the 483GT interior, Project 175 features a glazed saloon on the main deck alongside a formal dining area and the bridge.
Four guest cabins for eight guests sit on the lower deck, including the owner’s deck with direct access to the aft deck area via a private glazed saloon. Project 175 also includes six crew cabins.
The spacious flybridge is disguised in the sleek profile and includes twin helm stations and a Jacuzzi.
Power will come from a hybrid propulsion system, equipped with an energy recovery system that uses the propellers to generate electricity while the yacht is sailing.
Dixon described the design as a “statement yacht” intended “for a customer passionate about sailing without wanting to compromise on living space and functionality”.