DIXON 30m SLOOP - 2011
Winner: World Superyacht Award 2012 30-40m Sailing Yacht
Antares III is a 30m composite performance cruising sloop from the design board of naval architects Dixon Yacht Design. The build time for this stunning yacht was less than 400 days. The owner’s representative for the build was Patrick Yeoward, who has been involved with three other yachts for the same owner.
Built to comply with stringent Germanischer Lloyd and MCA classification requirements, the vessel is incredibly strong yet 25%-30% lighter than similar vessels built in aluminum, this is achievable by the use of composites. The composite structure is post cure epoxy Eglass/Carbon/Kevlar incorporating high strength foam sandwich technology. The hull has a Kevlar outer skin for outstanding impact resistance.
The blond teak interior is designed by Rhodes Young and built in-house by Yachting Developments specialist tradesman. The interior features wide walnut planked floors, and comfortable sofas. The owner’s stateroom is full beam with private access to the cockpit.
Spars and rigging are carbon fibre by Southern Spars NZ. The modern underwater shape includes a high-aspect carbon fibre rudder with direct quadrant non-assisted steering giving absolute feel to the helmsman.