Motorboat & Yachting: Spanish boatyard BD Yachts has revealed its latest design for a 54ft motor sailer that would be capable of 21 knots under power, aimed at a “new generation of expert and demanding owners who have no use for stereotypes”.
The new BD56 has sufficient power to be considered a motor boat, having up to 2x300hp outboard engines available with joystick control despite its sailboat styling. When the wind drops, there is still a maximum speed of 21 knots giving owners the thrill of motor boating as well as the comfort of sailing.
Some other key features include a self-tacking jib, twin wheel deck layout, a roller furling mainsail, carbon fibre mast, and a retractable keel that can reduce the draught from 3.5m to 2.1m.
Furthermore, the amount of glass in the superstructure gives bright and airy interior that you usually expects in a sportscruiser. Below the decks you’ll find three en-suite cabins, including an owner’s cabin in the bows.
“The change in owner’s habits – their love of the sea and everything that’s connected to it, but at the same time the lack of free time, typical of today’s society – has brought us to develop a new concept in a sailing yacht that lets everyone live their passions to the full”, said CEO of BD Yachts, Jordi Bisbe.
Launch dates and prices for the BD56 have not been confirmed yet, but the motor sailer will come backed up by a five-year guarantee according to BD Yachts.