Hainan Regatta 2017

From 17 to 25 March, the Hainan-regatta is sailed near and round the Chinese island. The races are part inshore and part offshore. The offshore race is a race around the island with a stopover in Sanya. Three Ten’s (design 147) were racing, and team Yomovo (San Ya You Mu Hu) and team Sunrise (SMW) both finished second in their class IRC3 and IRC5. https://www.yacht-design.nl/designs/ten/







Hainan regatta 2017 on the Ten. Reaching 12-16 knots

Geplaatst door Martin Hingst op vrijdag 31 maart 2017

Aluminium Casco Orion 49 / Explorer ready

The boatyard Alubouw in Franeker has finished the second aluminium casco of the Orion 49. The hull, keel and sailplan are the same as the first Orion 49 / Cruiser (design 169). The deck, cabin, deckhouse, cockpit, transom and interior are different form the 1st Orion 49.

Start Construction Orion 49 by Alubouw Fryslan

In Franeker started Alubouw Fryslan (http://www.alubouwfryslan.nl/) the construction of the Orion 49. In a few weeks the construction of the second Orion 49 will also start. The second orion is different form the first boat. The hull, the rig and the keel are similar, but the interior and the deck are different.


Nadine Göhring, an Industrial Designer

Nadine Göhring is a 24 years old student and she’s currently studying Industrial Design at the Hochschule für Gestaltung in Pforzheim. She’s doing her traineeship at Satellite Yacht design because she wants to learn the whole process of a sailboat designer.

Besides she makes nice renderings and sketches for a few projects, she is making a new design for a 28-30ft sailing yacht. The goal is not to design a conservative boat, but a modern design with different dynamic lines and without the ballast of a yacht designer.

Her goal is to provide sailers supreme comfort with sufficient daylight in a cozy atmosphere whether inside or outside. I want to design a contrast to the previously existing sailboats. Most seats offer not enough comfort and the space inside appears too dark because of insufficient light.

Her first lines were spectacular and we will follow her process.



Orion 49 built by Alubouw Fryslan

This week, we completed the contracts for the design and building of two aluminum Orion 49’s. The hull construction will take place at Alubouw Fryslan in Franeker. The Orion 49 is a smaller version of the Orion 54, with the same layout and appearance. The second Orion 49 will have a different deck, another cockpit and another interior.


Januari, 8th 2015 / Innovation

The last months we invested a lot of time, money and energy in new design programs. The last ten years we designed a lot of yachts with the same tools. First we changed from surface modelling to solid modelling. Both are 3d tools, but the solid modelling corresponds more closely to the 3d printing and also the weight calculation is more accurate. Read more

August 26th, 2013 / Hiswa 2013

On the Hiswa boatshow in Amsterdam (Sept 3th-8th), the Aelicia 77 will be present at the stand of Vels Jachtbouw, stand nr. E12.

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April 11th, 2013

For an Asian client we made a preliminary design for a 12.10 meter fast motoryacht.

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June 4th






For the DC41 and sailing yachts in general, we have tested various hull shapes. We calculated the performance of a round bilge hull and a single chined hull, as we see in the Volvo Ocean Race. It was obvious that there’s a big benefit downwind for lightweight racers, but what’s the advantage for a racer⁄cruiser in short races and what does the IRC with the single chined hull?