s/y Marie - star of the sea

 

Marie

Technology

Marie's traditional lines were optimized using modern tank test facilities and simulations.

The spars are built using hybrid modulus carbon fiber and the standing rigging is made from PBO fiber. According to designer, André Hoek, this lighter weight rigging versus rod rigging improves on the righting moment of the yacht and the masts' stiffness and stability. Also instead of slab reefing, Marie sports an easier in-boom furling system. The carbon fiber masts can carry up to 3300 square meters of sail.

Below deck, Marie has an advanced hydraulic system controlling the captive and drum winches, bow and stern thrusters and the other hydraulic functions—all controlled with an in-house developed PLC-system.

The steering consoles offer modern sailing technology, which is seamlessly combined with bespoke classic woodwork. A sophisticated steering system offers this yacht a direct helm feeling that is rarely found on vessels of this size.