A Very Long Piece Of Wood

Probably one of the most exciting and most curious projects we’ve ever been involved in… for various reasons.

The story started earlier, when Ken Freivokh was approached by Dream Ship Victory, a yard based in Turkey, to assist with the design of Mikhail S Vorontsov. That was in itself a fairly exciting project, a large classical sailing yacht with the hull of a Turkish gulet. But the very passionate people behind Dream Ship Victory had bigger dreams: To build the largest sailing yacht in the world. In wood.

With the design from Ken Freivokh and the technical expertise of Dykstra Naval Architects they brought the right ingredients together, and they built a shed on their yard to accommodate the enormous project. And so production of the 141m “Dream Symphony” began.

You may notice the super slender hull and the art deco deckhouse architecture, but don’t get fooled. The team from the Dykstra studio made sure “Dream Symphony” would be a seriously fast, cutting edge yacht that would sail circles around most other sailing yachts.

Just in one respect she’s not quite as fast. We once read in a magazine that by the time she’s finished all the trees would have regrown again… after all, building yachts out of passion often takes a bit longer…