B45. LATEST 45FT MODERN CUSTOM YACHT FROM BUCKLEY YACHT DESIGN (BYD)
“We designed and built our first 30ft cedar strip epoxy boat, (design name B9) back in 1997, since then we have brought out three, progressively larger designs which were successfully built by clients” says Warwick Buckley MD. “Not only is latest 45ft cedar strip boat aesthetically pleasing but is also designed to be sailed around the world by as little as two people."
Once on-board you would be fooled into thinking you were on a much larger boat. The deck space is vast and when inside the main saloon, you feel more like being in a trendy contemporary apartment than a boat. The B45 intends to break the norm of compartmentalising interiors in production boats, which make a yacht claustrophobic.
But they have not compromised on what is still expected of a boat of this size. The B45 features two large aft cabins with double berths, there is also a double cabin forward. The galley is sleek with stylish carbon fibre worktops and walnut trims. She will comfortably sleep up to 8 people.
The stern of the boat is a prime example of one of BYD’s design concepts, it is open with a step down to a swimming platform. BYD say this is not only a handy feature for boarding the boat but also a safety feature as anything lost overboard can be easily retrieved. As well as this it also creates a nice relaxation area.
These design features can be seen in many BYD designed boats which also include a 34ft, 42ft and soon to be released 78ft and 38ft sailing yachts which house some the ideas and ethics of how boats should be according to BYD’s Standard.
Warwick Buckley, MD, started his career as a shipwright in the Royal New Zealand Dock Yard. He then went on to have a successful sailing career, which included crewing on board the ‘81 – ’82 Whitbread round the World race (Now Volvo Ocean Race) winning boat “Flyer”. He then went onto to study Yacht and Powercraft design at Southampton Solent University (then Southampton Institute). Warwick runs the family design business from offices in Marchwood, Southampton.
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