Conrad yachts are built by people who have a passion for sailing and yacht building. Throughout our history, we have had the opportunity to work on extraordinary and also very different sailing projects. Every yacht is a learning experience, and we have been fortunate to work with some very special clients, in partnership with some of the world’s best specialists.
Her unique concept originates from the desire for unsurpassed freedom, love for the sea, and passion for sailing. A real challenge to all parties involved, the owner had extraordinary yet precise requirements wanting to maximize comfort, without giving up on sailing performance. For additional support, project management was entrusted to world-renowned sailor Norbert Sedlacek.
Performance oriented hull lines, powered by carbon rig and advanced sails, in combination with a lifting keel and latest deck equipment, are the secret to Bellkara’s excellent naval characteristics. She is fast, agile, and responsive, yet a luxurious cruiser delivering the highest level of comfort to the owner and his guests.
Her wide beam delivers outstanding interior volume divided into two zones, giving crew and guests their private space. The aft part of the yacht accommodates a spacious garage for a 5-meter luxurious tender. A powerful 355 HP engine, large fuel tanks, strong hull, and unlimited sailing range make Bellkara ready for long-range cruising in most demanding conditions.
This unique concept was driven by the desire for unlimited freedom and unsurpassed comfort of living. Pushing the boundaries using latest technologies, including an advanced fully automated sails management system, make this luxury motorsailer not only easy to handle, but also provide outstanding comfort usually seen on motor yachts.
Designed by German Newcruise, we partnered with Vripack for naval architecture. An extensive hydraulic package controlling sails, windlasses, thrusters, deck gear and aft gate, make this yacht virtually fully automated and very easy to handle. The tender storage on the large front deck turns into a swimming pool for children and the hydraulic aft deck into a bathing platform.
Built to meet Lloyd’s Register and MCA regulations, with two powerful engines, extremely large fuel tanks, Lunar is prepared for long-range cruising in most demanding conditions. Additional comfort is ensured by two outstanding gyrostabilizers, which provide up to 80% reduction of rolling when at anchor. Her luxurious interiors are finished with high-gloss varnished American Nut in connection with decorative elements made of onyx stone and polished stainless steel.
In dilapidated condition, with her glorious past seemingly long forgotten, she was in need of a major refit. With completely new interiors, deck arrangement, electrics, paintwork and comprehensive works performed on hull and machinery installations, Malcolm Miller was able to make an amazing transformation. Her refit required significant redesigning performed by Yacht Studio Strawinski, while her new stylish interiors were created according to the owner’s wishes by the Conrad Shipyard design team.
Originally commissioned in 1968 at the Aberdeen yard of John Lewis & Sons to a design of Camper & Nicholson, her construction was co-founded by Lord Mayor of London, Sir James Miller, and named after his son Malcolm. For more than thirty years she has been a continuous part of maritime culture serving as a training ship for the Sail Training Association, known for its organization of The Tall Ships’ Races.
The deck was completely stripped off and rearranged. The layout was also completely changed according to the owner. The classic appearance of the yacht was improved by installing a new deckhouse, traditional wooden companionways, and stylish skylights. Original windlass and anchors were renovated and kept. All three masts were completely refitted and additional jump spreaders were added to reduce the number of running backstays. Park Avenue booms were installed to allow for easier handling of sails.
Today we have entered the era of highly automated ships with modern navigation systems requiring well-trained technical operators. Le Quy Don, a sail training ship, is a tribute to the “salty dogs” of the bygone days. Built for the Vietnamese navy, she was designed by world-renowned Polish sailing ship designer Zygmunt Choreń.
Designed as a traditional barque, with 21 various sails and a total area of 1400 m2, she can be hand operated with the help of only a few capstans. The masts are made from marine-grade aluminum and the mizzenmast doubles as an exhaust pipe for the main engine and diesel generators. For ease of operation, the ship is provided with a broad flying working-deck one level above the main deck and weather decks are covered in wood as required by tradition.
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