Massive shed for monster yachtAug 5, 2011
Not only will the 462 foot (141 meter) four-masted schooner Dream Symphony be one of the largest sailing craft ever built when it is completed, but its building shed is one of the largest yacht building structures ever. The boat, designed by Dykstra & Partners Naval Architects and Ken Freivokh Design, will be built at Dream Ship Victory's site on the Aegean Sea. The keel for the masive yacht has already been laid down. The shed is big enough to build a vessel 524 feet (160 meters) long.
From the press release: Immediately following the decision to go ahead with construction of the 141m yacht designed by Ken Freivokh Design and Dykstra and Partners Naval Architects, DSV’s CEO Valeriy Stepanenko set in motion an impressive construction project at their base on the Aegean Sea. Land has been reclaimed from both sea and mountain, and a massive 200m long construction shed built, flanked by two further sheds, each capable of taking on construction work on yachts up to 80m each. The main shed in its present form can accommodate yachts up to 160m, with an impressive array of overhead cranes, climate control and support facilities, including offices and accommodation facilities all on site.
A massive and quite beautiful construction in its own right is the purpose built support structure for the 141m yacht. In parallel, work is also progressing on both the 55m S/Y Princess Maria and the 43m S/Y Imagination, while the 63m S/Y Mikhail S. Vorontsov is nearing completion at its fitting out base at Balk Shipyard in the Netherlands.
Following the keel laying ceremony attended by the KFD and Dykstra teams, work is now progressing to schedule on what will undoubtedly be one of the most amazing sailing yacht projects of the decade.