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Dixon Yacht Design Reveals 55 metre Sailing Yacht Concept
2020-09-16By Miranda Blazeby

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”.