Designer Olivier van Meer gave an interview about his latest 27-meter project Spirit of Venice.
The owner received the sailing yacht a month ago. He explained why he decided to work with van Meier team:
“[They] were the only ones who really listened to what I wanted to design a yacht from a life-at-sea perspective.”
The building of the Spirit of Venice began in March 2015. According to plan, it was a cruiser folding platform for swimming and a spacious lounge on the main deck.
The Spirit of Venice combines both classic and modern styles. Pieter Lette has developed an eclectic exterior with natural and durable materials: wood, bronze, brass and aluminium.
There are seats for seven guests in three cabins and an additional cabin for the crew on the lower deck.
The shipyard Dijkstra Metaalbewerking in Harlingen was chosen to create an aluminium hull. Then it was transported to VMG Yachtbuilders for installation of a composite wooden deck, cockpit and superstructure. Since the customer plans to travel alone, the electric sails were installed on the Spirit of Venice. It is easy to pilot the ship from the cockpit. The Volvo Penta D7 engines with a capacity of 202 hp have been installed on the vessel. Total fuel capacity is 3.160 litres. The draught is 4,4 meters, with cruise and in shallow water is up to 2,1 meters.