René van der Velden Presents “Arrow” 75-Meter Corporate Yacht designed for Russian waterways Amersfoort, The Netherlands: René van der Velden Design announces the completion of the basic design for “Arrow,” a ground-breaking concept yacht specifically shaped for a unique segment of the growing Russian pleasure market. Developed in collaboration with Nakhimov Yachts of Moscow, “Arrow” is configured to serve as a corporate meeting place, a base of business entertainment, and as a “professional cruiser” for Russian entrepreneurs and their foreign or domestic guests. “Arrow,” to be built in steel with an aluminum superstructure, is designed to make full use of Russia’s enormous network of navigable inland waterways, which (including the Volga, Don, and Dnieper Rivers) total some 100,000 scenic kilometers. With an overall length of 75 meters, the beam has been limited to just 11.60 meters for easy passage in the close quarters of rivers and canals. The water draft is just 2.60 meters to extend cruising potential into shallow tributaries. Equally important, the profile has been kept extremely low, with a masts-down air draft of just 8.5 meters, so “Arrow” can pass under the many Russian waterway bridges.