Dykstra & Partners Naval Architects has announced that after a major meeting held in Amsterdam, plans for the 141-metre Dream Symphony, which SYD first reported on in October last year, have been given the go-ahead to be taken to the construction stage.
Once built, she will be the largest sailing yacht ever constructed.
The project's progress on to the next stage was agreed on 9 February at a key meeting held at Amsterdam's Amstel hotel after reviewing proposals put together by the design and technical teams that have been appointed to develop unique plans for the schooner.
According to Dykstra & Partners, the project was given the green light to proceed to the construction stages following impressive wind tunnel test results and approval of the exciting and unique concepts developed by the design team under the direction of Valeriy Stepanenko.
The project will be built at the Dream Ship Victory shipyard in Turkey, which will be ready to start laying up the hull in the summer of 2011 with a planned launch date of 2016.
The Ken Freivokh Design team has created the styling for this sleek and classically graceful schooner, while Dykstra & Partners has ensured that this project will possess excellent green credentials through unique wood building technology and the use of carefully selected tropical woods from only renewable resources.
By Angela Audretsch- Superyachtdesign.com