First a new design from a professional Danish design firm (great to see both amateurs and pros in our yacht design challenge).
Design #10 | Enigma 44
The Enigma 44 design is the concept for The Future Sailing Yacht created by Jacob Vierø, Danish Marine Design Sweden, Lars T Olsen, Danish Marine Design Denmark for the client Frank Kirkegaard of Enigma Yachts.
A growing number of yachtsmen want to spend as little time as possible “transporting” their yacht, and want to spend the time exploiting the interesting Sailing Areas.
The Enigma 44 is equipped with a powerful inboard engine, that can take the Yacht anywhere at a high speed. The easy driven hull and the moderate displacement allow Enigma 44 to go fast under power with the lifting keel hoisted to minimize the resistance through the water. When reaching the interesting Sailing Areas, the keel is lowered, the sails are set and the “real” sailing can begin.
The future Yachtsmen are also willing to suffer a little of the luxury in the accommodation, and will be quite satisfied with a limited comfort both at sea and at the anchor.
The light displacement hull does not allow the same luxury wooden interior as many other cruising yachts already on the market.
The Enigma 44 is based on a simple interior more like the modern Powerboat/Cruiser but still having a comfortable Masters Cabin, Deck Saloon, a lot of light from overhead windows, roomy outside cockpit as well as easy access from the outside space to the inside space. The outside sheltered cockpit can easily be “opened” up by sliding the two sunroof open. This arrangement creates the feeling of both being inside and outside in tough with the nature at the same time.
Enigma 44 is equipped with Master Cabin, a double cabin amidship and crew cabins aft. Spacious toilet with separate shower and pantry central placed. The cooking can also be performed in the “outside” cockpit on the grill.
Enigma 44 is designed for shorthanded sailing controlled from the aft cockpit. The simple sail plan with sweep back spreader allow a rigging without backstay and together with the self tacking furling jib makes the sailing simple.
The “outside” cruising cockpit is further forward 2 steps down from the aft deck having the same level as the “inside” cockpit/Deck Saloon (no sill heights to stumble over). Sliding door and sliding window in the aft bulkhead gives the Owner the possibility of having open space between the “inside” and “outside” cockpit creating a spacious feeling.
Displ 7.800 kg
Sailarea 90 m²
Update 090323: more renderings:
Enigma 44 has a large deck area and both closed and open cockpit arrangement.
The deck layout of Enigma 44 is combining the outdoor live with the activities outside and in the two cockpits. The outside “mid”-cockpit can be closed by canvas allowing the use of this area in the colder Scandinavian climate, while underway or at anchor. This canvas does not disturb the helming of the yacht, and the yacht can be sailed under power or sail with the “closed” mid-cockpit.
The lifting keel in combination with the two rudder makes it possible to enter into areas of shallow draft, where yachts of similar size does not enter.
And something completely different! A Skiff 16 designed and built in Karlstad.
Design #11 | Skiff 16
The goal is to maximize the sailing and minimize the investment. The skiff is influenced by the 18-footers but should be sailed by two people. Built in plywood, epoxy and carbon profiles (hockey sticks).
8 meter alu rig with double spreaders and sails from a international 14. The bow sprit is fixed 2.70 m with spreaders and gennaker tunnel.
LOA 4,88 m
BOA 1,60 m
Depth 1,62 m – 0,17 m
Mast 7,92 m
Bow sprit 2,70 m
Displ 70 – 90 kg
Main 17 m²
Jib 5 m²
Gennaker 32 – 36 m²