Seamless speed and precision
When the 49m / 160.7ft SuperSport Motor Yacht Khalilah was built by Palmer Johnson it required an anchor deployment system that was reliable and robust enough to work on a yacht with an axe bow and that could travel up to 40 knots. For such a task, Palmer Johnson turned to long time partner Manson Anchors to build the anchors, and Bowmaster to develop the system.
The unique shape of the bow on M/Y Khalilah had a major influence on the anchor system to be used. Although not always the most conventional way to anchor a vessel of this size, the Patented Submarine Anchor System was clearly the most appropriate for the boat. This solution offered a sleek look with no anchor pockets ensuring the streamlined style of the vessel was retained.
To meet the client’s needs the team designed a submarine system that could stand up to the pressure applied by nearly 40 knots of speed in variable sea states. Through frequent communication and Collaboration, this solution surpassed all expectations and was agreed.
Once the final designs were signed off, the highest quality materials were sourced in accordance with DNVGL certification.
Prototype testing allowed Bowmaster to be sure that the approach was accurate. The system was stressed and tested at Bowmaster’s purpose built facility to confirm its reliability in all conditions.
The final build was then commissioned and shipped to the client for installation. The result was a bespoke, functional, and most importantly robust piece of anchor equipment that the captain and crew could rely on, and be proud of.