Tomorrow’s boat? At the stern it tastes of old, at the bow of the future

Dharma Wind 155 is the first sailboat signed by Milan-based start-up Dharma Yachts
: born from the pencil of Alice Rolla (class of 1989), the young company’s head of design (and who used the project as her own thesis), it impressed us most of all with the shape of the hull.

1-1At the bow it follows the contemporary design, indeed exaggerating it with a decidedly negative momentum (to minimize the boat’s pitching); at the stern, on the other hand, it winks at the old RORC/CCA boats of the 1950s and 1960s, with positive momentum (a solution to which, recently, the boats of Italia Yachts have accustomed us). The result, at least judging from the renderings, is a beautiful boat.

Based on the prevailing philosophy of “racer-cruiser with an eye for ease of handling, it was created with the idea of being steerable even by a small and not necessarily experienced crew.

sketch-exteriorSTYLE AND COMFORT
“One of the main goals,” explains Alice Rolla, “was to create a boat that encompassed style and comfort in both the exterior and interior. Both areas were designed with great emphasis on shapes, details, layout, and finishes. The shape sections of the hull make it possible to achieve, even in a few knots of wind, good speeds. The forward area, thanks to the presence of flush hatches, anchor windlass, and recessed furler is made clean and tidy, while the position of the shrouds at the broadside allows for unobstructed, high usability walkways.

The unobtrusive superstructure makes the profile sleek and sporty, with strongly aerodynamic lines. Large windows on the deckhouse also give great brightness to the interior and characterize the design of the superstructure. A touch of contrast is provided by the top, which can vary in color depending on the customization chosen by the owner. The rigging is semi-hidden, being visible from mast foot to the contrasting top, and then passing underneath and surfacing near the stoppers.

The design of the cockpit between the maneuvering area, guest area, and sunbathing area results in a functional and comfortable space. Finally, the transom opens to facilitate access, rising from the sea and reaching the tender garage, which can also be accessed through two hatches located at the far stern.”.

Below Deck “two layouts are provided, which differ in terms of the master cabin and dedicated bathroom; the first layout features a master cabin with a double bed and bathroom located on the left broadside, while the second, designed for a more sporty target audience, has the master cabin with two split beds. The latter cabin, designed for an owner who wants to use his boat primarily to participate in regattas, can become a calavel if needed. The highlight of the second layout is the double rebated doors that when left open make the space distinctly more open and bright“.

Overall length: 15.55 m
Length at waterline: 14.15 m
Maximum beam: 4.35 m
Draft: 2.60 m
Displacement: 13,500 kg
Ballast: 4,000 kg
Cabins: 3 doubles
Beds: 6
Fresh water: 500 l
Fuel: 300 l
Motorization: 75 hp saildrive
Sup. mainsail: 90 sqm
Sup. jib: 67 sqm
Sup. asymmetrical: 180 sqm
Sup. gennaker: 200 sqm



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