The Ultimate Motor Sailer

mitseaahThe new 156ft motor-sailer MITseaAH, designed by Pedrick Yacht Design and Lebowitz & Pritchard and built by Pendennis Shipyard, is probably one of the most unique and technologically sophisticated super yachts afloat today. These unique characteristics, not to mention her rich luxurious interior design and out-fitting, give this distinctive looking aluminum motor-sailor the very best of both worlds.

With the keel swung up and rudders partially retracted, MITseaAH is ready to comfortably cruise at 25 knots powered by her two MAN/Paxman 3500 hp diesel engines. Want to go sailing? Deploy the foils, extend the topmast, and with the push of a button the sails are set and MITseaAH becomes a powerful sloop-rigged sailing yacht.

Van Gorkom Yacht Design was contracted by PYD to assist in the task of engineering the structures for this extremely complicated vessel. Our responsibilities included the design of the keel trunk and hydraulic cylinder support for the rotating fin and bulb, the engine foundation grid, the mast step and chainplate system with -520 V1’s, as well as the critical mid-section of the yacht in way of the engine room and main deck house. VGYD was also a key contributor to the conceptual design of the retracting topmast.

All the structures for MITseaAH were engineered in aluminum for ABS and MCA approval. In addition, a detailed finite element analysis is being conducted by Maricomp to verify the scantlings of many of the yachts highly loaded structural elements.


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