SAUDADE


Saudade was Tripp Design’s second collaboration with Wally and all efforts were made to achieve ultimate speed within the constraints of seamanship. To best resolve the technical difficulties that a blue-water cruising superyacht poses, full use was made of state-of-the-art construction and technology.

























LOA: 45.0 m (148.0’)
Beam: 8.6 m (28.2’)
Draft: 6.4 m (21.0’) / 4.2 m (13.7’)
Sail Area: 1,011m2 (10,882 f2)
Concept: Tripp Design / Eidsgaard Design
Interior: Eidsgaard Design
Builder: Wally Europe
Hull: Carbon Honeycomb
Launch: 2008


The 45-meter sailing yacht Saudade, designed by Tripp Design and built at Wally Europe, was this year’s winner of “Best Sailing Yacht 45-meter + Size Range” at the Boat International Superyacht Awards held in London on May 23, 2009, and is a finalist for a International Superyacht Society award in the category of "Best Sail 40m+." Saudade took top honors at the eighth edition (2015) of the Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta winning Class A.

Out of the five contenders, the judges noted, "This was a closely contested class that pitted four similar yachts against a more radical one. All were highly capable performance cruisers thought equally capable of taking the crown but the judges chose to recognize a yacht that combined radical looks with high-tech, lightweight construction and excellent sailing performance, while providing her highly experienced owner with the style, comfort and blue-ocean cruising capabilities that he sought. This deserving winner was Saudade, an impressive world-ranging yacht that is equally at home on the racetrack."

This was Tripp Design’s second collaboration with Wally and all efforts were made to achieve ultimate speed within the constraints of seamanship. To best resolve the technical difficulties that a blue-water cruising superyacht poses, full use was made of state-of-the-art construction and technology. Saudade’s project manager Jens Cornelsen writes, “Displacing a mere 150 tons, Saudade is fabricated in advanced pre-preg carbon composites. To meet the globetrotting needs of her very experienced owners, the Tripp office designed a displacement / length ratio of only 71, and combined this with a fully ballasted lifting keel (6.2 to 4.2 meters.) The simple result: speed and plenty of it, at all points of sail and in the lightest of winds. “

Saudade’s exterior styling was a collaboration between Tripp Design and Eidsgaard Design with an immaculate interior design by Eidsgaard Design. Saudade’s low and aggressive pilothouse, perfectly in balance with her sleek hull line, provides the helmsman a commanding view. From her expansive ‘shaded’ cockpit one enters the main salon through a wide sliding cockpit door, providing an uninterrupted connection between these two spaces and a real feeling of inside/outside living. The interior living areas are flooded with natural light using ceiling hatches and large deckhouse windows. Floor levels and seating were positioned for the benefit of the guests, providing views to the horizon-line from the interior, an unusual feature for sailing yachts of this size.

Saudade carries 14 tonnes of fuel, 6 tonnes of water (can make 500 liters/hour), has a large engine room with sound levels of only 45dB in the Salon (with one generator), and is equipped to go anywhere.









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