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Conrad Shipyard reveals new yacht designed by Frank Neubelt


During the Monaco Yacht Show in 2022, the Polish Conrad Shipyard and the German yacht designer and naval architect Frank Neubelt announced their collaboration. Two years later, they present the result: the new sailing yacht C-140.

Since its announcement, the originally introduced project concept of 130 feet in length by Frank Neubelt has been expanded to 140 feet, following insights from the owner. The C-140, spanning 42 meters, epitomizes excellence in exterior, interior, and naval architecture, meticulously crafted by Frank Neubelt Yacht Designs (FNYD), originally promoted by his German Yacht Couture project agency (GYC).

The technical engineering process behind the project is a collaborative effort between the Conrad technical in-house team and the naval-engineering studio Delta Marine.

Conrad Shipyard “returns to sailing yachts”

“The C-140 is another milestone for us. We are honored to have the opportunity to cooperate once again with Frank, who introduced a very experienced ‘yacht-gent’ to Conrad Shipyard to realize his bespoke super yacht. After the success of a series of award-winning motor yachts like the C-144s line and the C-133 custom model, we are now returning to a very demanding and unique project of a sailing superyacht, confirming our over 10 years as the most renown high-quality builders in the North of Europe and the international superyacht industry,” says Mikołaj Król,  CEO at Conrad Shipyard.

Distinguished as the first flybridge performance sailing yacht of its size, the C-140 boasts a unique indoor-outdoor salon concept integrated into an aluminum hull and a light carbon superstructure, the shipyard says.

The elegant styling of the flybridge deckhouse features full-screen salon windows, offering a luxurious owner’s stateroom with two ensuite bathrooms on the lower deck, a private exit to the aft beach club deck, and three guest cabins. The yacht features particularly spacious service and crew areas for 6-7 people, including a pantry, galley, and crew mess.

Designed for sporty cruising

The performance bowsprit and wind tunnel VPP/LPP tested sail-plan, set on a four-swept-back spreader “Southern Spars” carbon mast, comes with a carbon furl-in boom carrying a square-top mainsail. It is upwind powered by “North Sails” via a “Reckmann” furled self-tacking staysail and a 110% blade jib, while half-wind and reaching sailing are performed via a defined Code-0/Gennaker configuration.

Designed for sporty world cruising, the hull’s contemporary modern wide-sled performance lines were intensively computer optimized by FNYD and Conrad in cooperation with the “North Tech-Group” and hydrodynamic specialist “Capehorn” in England.

In response to the owner’s desire for safe maneuvering and performance under engine, the yacht incorporates hybrid power with a 360-degree low-resistance four-blade propulsion system and bow thruster by “Hundested” propellers. Furthermore, the yacht offers a transatlantic range and long-trip storage.

The C-140, with its great length, features space normally found in larger yachts, including a five-meter owner’s tender stored in a special covered foredeck tender bay, plus a crew tender at the hatch, covered lazarette under the spacious beach club aft deck, followed by a spacious fold-out “lido-stair” bathing platform.

The construction of the C-140 project has commenced at Conrad Shipyard, with expected completion in the 2026 season at our facilities in Gdansk, Poland. The C-140 model is the first of a serial semi-custom production available to clients seeking a highly advanced flybridge sailing yacht ranging from 42 to 45 meters in length, with individually bespoke interiors offered in traditional combustion or hybrid propulsion versions. The next hull will be available in the late 2028 season by orders placed this year.

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The completion of the new yacht at the Polish Conrad Shipyard is expected in the 2026 season



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Caption: The completion of the new yacht is expected in the 2026 season