Ukraine-based shipyard Sigo Marine showcased its new 50-foot steel Explorer motoryacht alongside its flybridge Sigo 50 Classic, which is currently in build abd the concept of the Sigo 20m at this year’s boat show in Düsseldorf .
The yard described these projects as having a distinctive hull construction with a bulbous bow for reduced drag. In addition, both Sigo 50 Series models offer an extended sailing range, improved fuel efficiency and maximum living space for true comfort and easy management.
The first hull of the Sigo 50 Explorer is currently berthed in Valencia, Spain, after completing a 3000nm trans-Mediterranean voyage that included debuts at the Genoa and Barcelona International Boat Shows in 2014.
Well known as an established builder of workboats and commercial vessels, Sigo Marine reported a positive feedback from visitors to the stand during the nine-day exhibition in Dusseldorf.
According to Sasha Malysh, spokesperson for Sigo Marine, attending boot Düsseldorf to establish Sigo marine as a builder of pleasure yachts among all the other boats at the show was very important. “We found it extremely beneficial in introducing both our new yachts and our shipyard to many more people and it was also very interesting to discuss the boats with other exhibitors.”
She adds: “The first reaction from people when they see the interior of the Sigo 50 Explorer is that it looks like a house. People immediately notice the amount of space and height and how comfortable it is, plus the quality finishing and carpentry work. There were a lot of comments at the show about how solid and stable it looks.”
Malysh also recalls that a lot of interest was regarding the yacht’s suitability for Northern and Scandinavian climates, as it is designed to be closed in and to remain warm inside. The bulbous bow was another talking point as it is unusual for a yacht of this type and size.
The Sigo 50 Series steel twin screw, round-bilge, displacement motoryachts are designed by Ginton Naval Architects BV with Bureau Veritas Class A classification. Ideal for long-range autonomous navigation it offers speed of 6.5 knots with the ability to complete an Atlantic crossing with a maximum range of 2,690nm, while at a full speed of 9.5 knots the range is 1,180nm.
The 8-berth, 15 metre motoryacht is available in two modifications: the Sigo 50 Explorer, which features a closed wheel house for protection from the elements, and the Sigo 50 Classic with an open steering area for a more spacious exterior recreational deck and a flybridge-style profile.
The project Sigo 20, also designed by Ginton Naval Architects BV, features similar characteristics to the 50-foot models, with a long sailing range and the most modern ship systems and equipment.
Sigo 50 Series yachts are designed in accordance with the Recreational Craft Directive 94/25/EC as amended by 2003/44/EC.
The Sigo 50 Explorer is available for viewing and tests in 2015 from its berth at The Royal Yacht Club in Valencia.
Founded in 1998, Sigo Marine specialises in boatbuilding and yacht construction using wood, steel and GRP. The company also provides repair services including machinery and radio equipment repairs, the supply of spare parts and equipment, ultrasonic measurements, safety inspections and transport services.