Heureka, from Holland Jachtbouw 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.