HEUREKA is a stunning 45 metre sailing yacht from the drawing board of the UK Naval Architect – Bill Dixon, and was launched in 2014. She was designed with performance in mind, allowing her to sail fast and efficiently in the lighter breezes often found in the Mediterranean.
The brief from the owner was for a beautifully built and exquisitely finished sailing yacht, which was to be visually striking and with a clean and uncluttered deck. To ensure the best possible performance, the hull was put through extensive programmes of tank testing prior to the build commencing.
She has a carbon fibre rig, along with carbon rigging and features a large and comfortable cockpit that is perfect for al-fresco dining. A hydraulic bimini has been incorporated into the structure, which raises and lowers in a similar way to the roof of a hard top convertible car. Furthermore she has a telescopic keel, which can be raised to gain entry to some of the shallower, more picturesque harbours in the Mediterranean.
HEUREKA’s interior is designed by Rhoades Young, which can be described as peaceful and minimalistic using a combination of materials fabrics and textures. Natural light is in abundance throughout the cabins and living areas on board.
The saloon area has three settees to port with coffee tables between the settees and there is a dining area on the starboard side with a built-in sofa and extendable dining table. The entertainment centre incorporates a 42-inch flat screen LCD television and a stereo surround sound system.
A minimalist but comfortable interior by Rhoades Young accommodates up to eight guests in a master suite, VIP suite and a twin cabin. In addition, the media room converts into a fourth cabin with a double bed and all cabins have full en-suite facilities.