Heureka is a stunning 45 metre sailing yacht from the
drawing board of the UK Naval Architect – Bill Dixon, and was launched
in 2014. She was designed with performance in mind, allowing her to
sail fast and efficiently in the lighter breezes often found in the Mediterranean.
The brief from the owner was for a beautifully built and
exquisitely finished sailing yacht, which was to be visually striking
and with a clean and uncluttered deck. To ensure the best possible
performance, the hull was put through extensive programmes of tank
testing prior to the build commencing.
She has a carbon fibre rig, along with carbon rigging and
features a large and comfortable cockpit that is perfect for al-fresco
dining. A hydraulic bimini has been incorporated into the structure,
which raises and lowers in a similar way to the roof of a hard top
convertible car. Furthermore she has a telescopic keel, which can be
raised to gain entry to some of the shallower, more picturesque
harbours in the Mediterranean.
Heureka’s interior is designed by Rhoades Young, which can be
described as peaceful and minimalistic using a combination of
materials fabrics and textures. Natural light is in abundance
throughout the cabins and living areas on board.