SP-High Modulus to engineer 141 m Dream Symphony yacht

The 141 m  Dream Symphony.
The 141 m Dream Symphony.

The 141 m (463 ft) Dream Symphony schooner will blend classical styling with contemporary design. According to SP-High Modulus, it will be the largest private sailing yacht ever constructed.

The yacht will be a wood construction, incorporating some composite materials and steel in the design.

The project is a collaboration between the builder Dream Ship Victory, Ken Freivokh Design and Dykstra & Partners Naval Architects. The yacht is currently in construction at new purpose-built facilities at the Dream Ship Victory yard in Turkey.

The engineering team from SP-High Modulus will be working with Dykstra & Partners initially on the finite element analysis (FEA) of the structure, covering the global strength of the design. The FEA will incorporate the properties and scantling of the wood, composites and steel using the team’s knowledge and experience of composite engineering. Detailed engineering of the construction details for the wood structure will follow the FEA.

“We are delighted to be providing engineering services for this prestigious and unique project," says Graham Harvey, General Manager Engineered Structures, Gurit.

"For a project of this scale with epoxy cold moulded construction, our engineering experience in composite materials really helps when the structure utilises materials of very different properties.”