YII was nominated for Best Sailing Yacht in the 30m to 44m size range for Boat International Awards in Venice 2007.
Builder: Holland Jachtbouw
Naval Architect: Dixon Yacht Design
Exterior Designers: Dixon Yacht Design
Interior Designer: John Munford Design
Length Overall: 37m/ 121.4 Ft
Length at Waterline: 31.3m
Beam: 8.15m /26.7 Ft
Draft (max): 4.27m/14 Ft
Cabins Total: 3
Hull Material: Aluminium
Deck Material: Teak
Performance & Capabilities
Max Speed: 12 kts
Fuel Capacity: 14,000 L / 3,079.57 USG
Water Capacity: 4,000 L / 879.88 USG
Sail Area 7942m
Displacement 154 Tonnes (half load)
Ballast 46 Tonnes
Main Engine Lugger L6140 AL2 500hp
Generator 2 x Northern Lights 45kw
This 37-metre sloop is the realisation of a dream brought to life at the hands of Holland Jachtbouw in conjunction with British designer Bill Dixon. She is a state of the art fast sailing sloop with a sophisticated yet uncomplicated interior by John Munford.
Her sleek decks, tall rig and powerful captive winches promise a true sailing experience. Weight was a key issue in her design and only the strongest and lightest modern materials were used throughout to guarantee great speeds in even the lightest of wind conditions.
Her uncluttered deck space provides an ample sunbathing terrace for lounging on padded sun mats with optional of shade provided by two large awnings built into the boom. Her fully automatic Bimini and dodger can provide shelter in the cockpit seating and dining area from both sun and spray. This cockpit reveals a hidden television system.
Below deck the contemporary interior is a mixture of dark, classy wengé and subtle pear wood with contrasting off-white and leather panels. The full beam open plan saloon provides spacious sofa seating to Port, formal interior dining to starboard and an office, all in chic minimalist style. The saloon is bathed in an abundance of natural light from the overhead panoramic windows.
A stunning leather clad hallway leads forward from the saloon to a large master cabin with twin double beds, large en-suite with power shower and full audio visual facilities. Aft are two spacious twin cabins with en-suite facilities.
The yacht was supplied with Heinen & Hopman air conditioning. She features a teak deck.
‘Clean’ decks have been achieved by using deck recessed Genoa tracks, semi recessed headsail furlers, a ‘through hull’ anchor system and concealed hinges for hatches.
This low-profile, minimalist theme continues with the deck house, the concealed Bimini and dodger sprayhood system and travels right down to such items as the helm consoles where buttons are out and touch screen technology is very much in.
The performance mentioned above is the result of significant amounts of design time and tank testing to prove the concept and above the water a carefully thought through rig and sail inventory. The hull design has been optimized to ensure that the keel and ballast bulb provide the maximum lift, stability and efficiency. YII’s large rig provides an excellent sail area
/displacement ratio and she carries a non-overlap blade headsail for power and ease of handling while a Genoa reacher makes the most of light airs.
Performance in light air conditions cannot be guaranteed, no matter how good the hull or rig design, if the yacht turns out to be overweight! To ensure this did not happen throughout the design and build process we specified and monitored the strongest but lightest materials available.
A hull and deck of ‘Alustar’ aluminium, and an interior built largely of Nomex panels ensured that the overall structure of the vessel would be very strong but light.
Every piece of major, and not so major equipment, was evaluated to ensure it was the most ‘weight’ effective solution.
Below decks, YII has many more surprises. Fewer cabins than would normally find their way into a 37 meter yacht mean a light and airy ambiance; a light feel which is accentuated by the use of pear wood joinery. John Munford, who worked on the interior, describes the style as “light in feel, texture and weight, as required for a fast cruising yacht”. The owner and guest cabins are forward with the crew aft, a layout which worked extremely well for the owner whose previous boat was also designed by Holland Jachtbouw.