Conrad signed an order ahead of the Monaco Yacht Show for a 40-meter sailboat project designed by Frank Neubelt.
The C130 project was commissioned by an experienced sailing yacht owner and spent a year in development with German Yacht Couture (GYC) and Frank Neubelt Yacht Design (FNYD) before signing the deal with Polish shipyard Conrad.
The C130 project will mark the first sailboat built by Conrad
In a series of firsts, the project will mark the first sailing yacht to be built by the yard and will be the first performance flybridge sailing yacht of its size.
Designed with performance in mind, the yacht will be built in carbon fiber with retractable pitch propulsion and dual high aspect ratio rudders. A unique mast and rig will sport a powerful Code-0/Gennaker sail plan combined with a retractable bowsprit and a telescopic lifting keel with a maximum draft of six meters which can be reduced to 3.8 meters for access to shallow harbors and anchorages.
The project is the first flybridge performance sailing yacht of its size
Her profile includes a large bathing platform that serves as an owner’s deck with direct access from the master suite, while other accommodations can accommodate six guests and a crew of six. Dual stairs lead to the main deck where guests will find a shaded outdoor lounge that connects to the main lounge to create a single indoor-outdoor space. Large windows run the full length of the salon with two sets of helm stations, one on the sun deck and one on the main deck.
The C130 project also offers storage for two tenders – a 5-metre proprietary tender and a smaller one supporting crew services – while a hybrid propulsion system delivers a cruising speed of 12 knots and transatlantic range.
Construction is scheduled to take place in spring 2023 at the Conrad shipyard in Gdansk and is expected to last up to 24 months. GYC will manage the construction project and its technical design.