Sylvain VIAU's 'Blue Bird' Sail Yacht Concept

 March 26, 2010


Oiseau Bleu (Blue Bird) Sail Yacht Concept by Sylvain VIAU

 The new sail yacht design coming from Sylvain VIAU may look simple, but her design is not. The concept is called Oiseau Bleu (or Blue Bird). She's a sail yacht made for cruising. The designer states that you can spend the day pulling on the ropes with interesting sailing performances, and have a comfortable cabin and saloon for the night. 

"It could present some interest in active or sport charter in the West Indies," says the designer, "and I think with sailors interested in sailing big boats with a deck arrangement close to racing maxis, but with all comfort at anchorage.

The dynamic hull design uses a deep hard chine to create a sort of hydrodynamic lift to help the ship sailing upwind.


 I designed a sort of "dynamic" hull, using a deep hard chine to create  a sort hydrodynamic lift to help the ship sailing upwind.

The internal arrangement is as follows :

Top deck:

    * Fwd deck dedicated to anchoring purposes. Furler is fitted for genoa
    * Middle deck is a sun deck. Winches and piano at mast foot
    * Aft deck is for sailors : helm, winches for main sails and genoa, and at the aft a small deck saloon under the mizzen.

Main deck:

    * Fwd cabin is owner's suite, with panoramic portholes on ship sides and top windows oriented fwd to give more natural lighting.
    * VIP cabins can be located in the middle, with a porthole for each of them, and we can make 2 or 3 of them each side of the ship.
    * Aft part is dedicated to galley and wardroom, sheltered under the superstructure.
    * Aft deck can be used as sun deck and/or for storage of tender(s).
    * You can reach top deck by 3 stairs : one each side giving access inside the "deck house" in front of the helms, and one at the back on portside giving direct access to deck saloon.

Lower deck - there is enought space for a lower deck, in the middle section - can be used for crew quarters and technical rooms (engine room, cold room, technical facilities, etc...).



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