Spanish shipyard BD Yachts unveiled the BD56, a new crossover yacht in a hybrid version.
The company said the BD56 is a custom-made yacht that supplants the concepts of sail and power, inaugurating a new way of going to sea, free of restrictions and labels.
“The change in owners’ habits — their love of the sea and everything that’s connected to it, the silence, independence, the pleasure of fishing, 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, thanks to modern technology, lets everyone live their passions to the fullest,” BD Yachts CEO Jordi Bisbee said in a statement. “For those who can’t take month-long vacations, the BD56 is the ideal yacht.”
Vacuum-built in vinylester resin, the BD56 features a retractable keel (from an 11-foot to a 7-foot draft), carbon fiber mast, roller furling mainsail and self-tacking jib. Thanks to her sail plan and hull shape, optimized by the latest software solutions, the BD56 is capable of excellent speed under sail, enough to satisfy the most demanding racers, the company said.
The deck layout is clean and ergonomic, with twin wheels bringing all controls to hand, easing crew work and guaranteeing safety for guests.
If the wind doesn't show or if a storm does and it's time to rapidly get back to harbor, the BD56 quickly transforms into a fast motoryacht, the company said.
With a safe and comfortable top speed of 21 knots, the two outboard motors not only increase performance at sea, but they also increase available interior volume and allow further options for interior layouts to satisfy the needs of her owner.