UK, Shrewsbury. In SuperyachtDesign Q16, Andrew Trujillo Design presented a 65m motor-sailer concept called Serendipity. The studio has since unveiled a 25m sports motoryacht concept called Sabre, which is based on an existing hull form. The latest design is a modern interpretation of a traditional wooden yacht using lightweight construction methods.

“The yacht has been designed with the aim of being produced using a cold moulding process, whereby veneers of wood are laid out at angles to each other in combination with an epoxy resin,” explains principal designer Andrew Trujillo. “The process is not dissimilar to that used in the making of more conventional high performance composite yachts.”

It was important for Trujillo to create a concept that not only looked good but also performed well and would be more sustainable, practical and easier to maintain than a conventional wooden boat. One of the main advantages of using this construction method is that it creates a lightweight yet rigid structure. When combined with the proposed Volvo engine and HamiltonJet propulsion system, Sabre promises to be a fun and efficient boat.

“I believe wood has an important part to play in the construction of yachts, as we use it throughout the interior of yachts but it should be used more on the exterior,” says Trujillo. “Sabre is a relatively simple and uncluttered design and includes gentle references to classic wooden boats.”

Sabre provides accommodation for six guests across three cabins on the lower deck. Forward of the vessel is a full beam master cabin, with a twin suite amidships on the starboard side, opposite the galley. Aft of this is a double guest cabin, which is opposite a single room for crew. The dining area is located amidships on the main deck with a lounge area aft and the cockpit forward. The yacht also includes a swim platform at the stern.

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