Holland Jachtbouw has launched 45m Heureka (ex YIII), a Dixon-designed performance sloop with Rhoades Young interior, built for repeat owners. The yacht has already had her Southern Spars mast stepped and is currently undergoing sail fitting and trials.

Designed to do very well in the light airs of the Mediterranean, the yacht's features include a fully automatic bimini and dodger, a double hinging transom door/swim platform, and a telescopic lifting keel that has been designed in such a way that it will not interfere with the interior layout. Interior design was commissioned with Rhoades Young and the minimalistic, uncluttered approach has been repeated throughout this sleek high performance sloop, designed specifically to suit the light airs of the Mediterranean.



Roeland Franssens, a Director at Holland Jachtbouw was at the launch and said,
“We are delighted to see Heureka move onto the next phase of her sea trials – the
engineering and project teams at HJB have worked around the clock to ensure that
she was launched on time and that all systems are operational. She is an impressive
sight and we are extremely pleased with the outcome of the innovative, unique
features incorporated in the build of this vessel.”



Heureka - Basic Specification


Naval Architect/Exterior Designer: Dixon Yacht Design
Interior Designer
: Rhoades Young
LOA: 45m
LWL: 39.57m
Beam: 9m
Draft: 5.9 m - 3.9 m
Displacement: 196 ton
Mast/Rigging
: Southern Spars
Sails: Doyle Sails


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HJB (Holland Jachtbouw)

Dixon Yacht Design.

Rhoades Young Design