The Monaco-based boutique yacht builder Dynamiq has revealed their full global range of innovative explorer yachts during the Monaco Yacht Show 2019, offering high-end Dutch engineering by Van Oossanen Naval Architects and high quality construction in a relatively compact design package at an affordable price.
Designed with long-range passages in mind, the new series will be available in four versions: G300 (30.5 metres), G350 (35 metres), G380 (38 metres) and G440 (44 metres). With every following length configuration, the vessel’s interior volume increases by 100 GT. Thus, starting with the G300 of 200 GT, the G350 features 299GT, the G380 is 399GT, and the 440 is 499GT.
During the presentation, Sergei Dobroserdov, Dynamiq founder and CEO, highlighted that the yard is not going to increase the LOAs of the vessels they produce, since they are satisfied with the demand their “smaller” explorers have on the market. Furthermore, he emphasised the significance of a smaller size explorers, that would only enable their owners to reach the most difficult marine spots.
Following up on client requests, we have been looking at the explorer market for quite a while and this year we decided to come into the game with something completely different for our more adventurous owners. Instead of slow, steel-hulled explorers with the typical commercial styling, we drew on our forward-thinking approach to create a fast and modern series of vessels.
Sergei Dobroserdov at the prsentation
We specifically designed the Global yachts to be below 45m to match a much broader type of client and their families. Moreover, thanks to their compact size they can truly explore and enter the small bays and inlets where bigger yachts can’t get near.
The Dynamiq G300 is a smart superyacht offering an impressive top speed of 19 knots and oceanic range of 4,000 nautical miles. Featuring a transformable upper deck salon with a real fireplace, the G300 comes with an inflatable pool of 5x6 metres as standard that can be attached to the stern of the yacht – ideal for both adults and children. The G300 is the only boat in the range with the master cabins on the lower deck, one of the most comfortable positions on-board any superyacht.
The Dynamiq G350 is a full-aluminium vessel with a beam of 8.5 metres and a draft of only 1.8 metres. Powered by twin MAN V8 1200 engines, she will have a top speed of 16 knots and very economical consumption of just 62 litres per hour at 10 knots. A generous gross tonnage of 299GT provides quite roomy interiors with a light-filled main salon and 5 guest cabins, including a full-beam master cabin with two fixed balconies on the main deck.
The G380 is the only yacht in the range with a steel hull for extreme motion comfort on board with minimal noise and vibrations. Standout features of the tri-decker include a master suite that has two fixed balconies, a large wheelhouse with panoramic views, a beach club complete with sauna, a spacious sundeck and a range of 4,500 nautical miles at cruising speed.
The Global flagship is the G440, the largest in the series at 499 gross tons. It has a remarkable top speed of 17 knots with modest MAN V8-1200 engines and a range of 5.000 nautical miles at 10 knots. The G440 also features a large aft garage for two 23-foot tenders and a touch-and-go helipad engineered for helicopters with a D-value of 10 metres.
All the Global superyachts feature a main deck salon with full-height windows and a fireplace, as well as an aft deck sauna (except the G300) and a garage with room for diving and fishing equipment, as well as a 5x6-metre inflatable pool. Every Global yacht will also be equipped as standard with a DJI Drone, 100m-range ROV (Remote Operated Vehicle) and a Premium Celestron telescope.
The functional exterior styling of the series has been developed in-house by Dobroserdov Design, while the Fast Displacement Hull Form has been developed by Van Oossanen Naval Architects, Dynamiq’s long-term technical partner in the Netherlands. Meanwhile, the units will be built at the brand’s shipyard in Massa, Tuscany.
Perry van Oossanen, Managing Director at Van Oossanen Naval Architects, claimed:
Lightweight, round-bilge hulls with a fine entry are the best choice for long range navigation if you want to travel in real comfort. That also means smaller engines, less consumption and more range. For the G350 we developed a special edition fast displacement hull with a wide body, long roll period and an exceptional top speed for the size and type of vessel. By reducing pitching, our patented Hull Vane adds efficiency and even more comfort.
Base prices, as well as a vast list of options, are available online via the Dynamiq configurator at www.bedynamiq.com. The price of the smallest one, G300, starts from EUR 9,150,000, with a delivery time of 22 months.
Dynamiq was started as a company in 2011 by experienced yacht broker Sergei Dobroserdov, who assembled a ‘dream team' of world thinkers, yacht designers and naval architects to turn the GTT and Global concept into reality.
Dynamiq is the first company to introduce an online configurator, allowing the yacht to be easily and transparently customised down to the last detail. They unveiled their first launch, the 39-metre Jetsetter, at the Monaco Yacht Show 2016. The following project, the GTT 115, was developed in collaboration with the renowned Studio F.A. Porsche and successfully unveiled at the 2017 MYS. The latest addition to the GTT fleet is the currently-in-build GTT 135 (41m) to be delivered in summer 2020.
Innovations in megayacht eco-design seem endless. One of the first designers to take a step forward in this direction in 2020 was a marine engineer, Philip Briand. From the headquarters of his studio in London, he presents the concept of sailing in superyachts, which puts zero-emission navigation at the center of all decisions.The latest concept from the French designer appeared after he was motivated to create a “zero-emission yacht”. This is the second concept from the new Briand family of self-contained yachts, which is on the heels of the 90-meter SY300. Briand previously described the SY200 as the "younger sister" of the SY300.The SY200 will travel in two ways: boat sails and underwater turbines, with which it will collect electricity for the 20 batteries that it will carry in its hold.According to Briand, the length of the yacht is 75 meters, and the sail is 2,000 meters, it generates more than 2,000 kW at maximum speed. To do this, he designed a helmet inspired by high-class, shorter sailboats. In particular, he emphasizes his inverted nose and central glass capsule.Ketch is equipped with a carbon fiber mast and rigging, as well as the same modern hull and upturned nose as the SY 300. Briand estimates the power of the yacht is 500 kW when sailing at a speed of 15 knots and 200 kW at a power of 12 knots."I believe we need to embrace ‘lateral thinking’ when it comes to the future of sailing yacht design. We want to work alongside owners to create the perfect renewable energy machine, using only wind, water and solar energy to run the yacht and provide an exceptional experience of peace on board and exploration of the sea.” - Briand said.At speeds of 15 and 12 knots, he expects to add 500 kW and 200 kW, respectively, which will allow him to generate enough energy on board to enjoy her 12 cabins.On board the vessel can accommodate up to 10 guests. Master-suite leads to a large terrace with a jacuzzi and four large guest cabins. The dining table with 16 seats in the cab is protected from the sun and boasts panoramic views.
January 24, 2020
Yesterday, at the Boot exhibition in Dusseldorf, Il Cantiere del Pardo presented the new Grand Soleil 44 Performance. This is a project of Matteo Polly, the best designer in the offshore sector, rated, which is designed to become a reference boat in the racing sector ORC. The new Cantiere del Pardo challenge is called Grand Soleil 44. To win this bid, the shipyard turned to a designer who was best able to interpret the concept of a sports building on racetracks around the world in recent years. This new 44-foot kit complements the Grand Soleil Yachts Performance range, designed for more sporty owners looking for a high-performance boat that can deliver results even in a regatta, located between the GS 34, GS 48 and GS 58. As already noted on board the Grand Soleil 48, the GS 44 will also be available in two versions: the layout will be more suitable for cruising, with a different layout of the sail and deck plan to simplify maneuvers, the other will be more Race for the best on the regatta. Style and elegance complement the DNA of this new 44-foot footer, which feels a family of other models in this line. Despite the very light and sporty body, the liveliness of the interior is surprising in how much volume you can use and perceive. Following the trends of the latest Grand Soleil Performance models, even on 44-foot deck places, both for racing and for enjoying a boat on a cruise, they are truly remarkable, the dimensions of the cabin are significantly increased compared to all previous models. Among the distinguishing characteristics of the boat is the location of the mast in a rather opposite direction, which will increase the sail area for bow sails in order to maximize the characteristics taking into account the average Mediterranean conditions. A choice that also allowed the cabin layout to be promoted and thus have a larger cabin than previous models. The interior layout includes three cabins and two bathrooms. The spaces below the deck have a generous beam that offers large and comfortable volumes: the kitchen is located on the left, the dining room consists of a comfortable sofa with a dining table in the center, which can accommodate up to 8 persons. Master-suite, with a comfortable double bed, a sofa and a private bathroom, is really large for a 44-foot case with a sporty character. To make the interior even more comfortable, there is a wonderful natural brightness that penetrates through the various windows of the hull and onto the deck.
January 23, 2020
Abeking & Rasmussen have confirmed the launch of their new 68-meter superyacht, Soaring. The yacht had emerged out of her shed earlier this week and has now been lowered into the water for the first time this morning.Designed by Focus Yacht Design and project managed by Superyacht Technical Services, the yacht, which is set to become available for charter in the summer 2020, comes in at a size of over 1,500 GT.Soaring's upper deck features its master suite with a private owner's aft deck and a library. The yacht's remaining 5 guest cabins will be located on the main deck and catered to by a crew of 17.
January 18, 2020
Jaime Botin, part of the Satander banking dynasty, had been caught transporting a Picasso painting on his 67-meter sailing yacht Adix back in 2015. Now Madrid courts have fined the Spanish billionaire for €52.4 million and sentenced him to 18 months in prison.Botin, an active art collector, purchased Picasso's "Head of a Young Woman" painting back in 1977 for his collection. In February 2013, he tried to sell the painting at a Christies' auction in London but the art work couldn't leave Spain at their culture ministry's decision.Spain has some of the strictest laws when it comes to national heritage. According to them, any work of art over 100 years old that is considered culturally important in the view of their culture ministry can be deemed a national treasure, requiring its owner to get a permit in order to transport it out of Spain. Botin's permit was denied back in 2012.In 2015, Botin, according to Bloomberg, had his driver transport the painting from his Madrid home to Valencia where his 67-meter sailing yacht Adix was docked. When setting sail in June 2015, her captain didn't include the artwork on the list of onboard items. Soon after it set sail for Corsica, from where Botin had chartered a jet to ferry it to Geneva where he intended to keep it according to the publication.Tipped off that Botin's permit for the export of the Picasso hadn't gone through earlier, they inspected the yacht and found the painting in the captain's cabin.Adix itself is currently in Australia, finishing up her refit programme at the yard Brisbane. The yacht is set to remain in the South Pacific up to the America's Cup in Auckland in 2021. The painting found onboard the yacht in 2015 had an estimated value of $27 million, with experts saying it could now be even more. It has since become the property of the Spanish State.With a net worth valued by Forbes at $1.7 billion, Jaime Botin is the largest shareholder of Spanish bank Bankinter and a member of Spain's most prominent banking families. His great grandfather had founded Spain's largest bank, Santander.
January 18, 2020
Richard Matthews, original founder of Oyster Yachts, has returned to its board as a non-executive director. This follows Richard Hadida buying the company in 2018. Matthews had founded the sailing yacht manufacturer back in 1973.Oyster Yachts built its first 32ft sailing boat in 1973. From there it gradually extended its range of sailing yachts finding its sweet spot in 56ft to 125ft units designed by Robert Humphreys. In 2008 the company was sold to private equity firm Balmoral Capital for £70 million, before the firm disposed of it to HTP Investments for £15 million in 2012.Following a failure of the internal hull structure on Polina Star III, an Oyster 825 model, which led to the yacht sinking in 2015. This led to a recall of 4 other units and a dent in the builder's cash flow despite a £83 million order book in 2017. The following year, the company went into administration, before being purchased by Richard Hadida.Hadida is mostly known for founding Evolution Gaming, a company that powers most online casino games and currently trades on the Swedish stock market with a market cap of near €5 billion. His fried, yacht owner and automotive mogul Eddie Jordan was formerly also involved in the takeover bid with Oyster but later backed out."It is hugely important to me personally that the founder of the brand [Richard Matthews] I hold so close to my heart has given it his seal of approval by joining our board." Hadida explained. "Having restored the company to its former glory with the support of a fantastic team – from talented craftsmen to dedicated management – this feels like confirmation that Oyster is once again synonymous with quality and excellence, just as it was when Richard founded it back in 1973".
January 18, 2020