Yacht builder Dynamiq in Monaco collaborated with Studio F.A. Porsche to create an exclusive series of all-aluminium superyachts infused with Porsche DNA. The world famous industrial and transport design studio, lead by Managing Director Roland Heiler (a Member of the Board at Porsche Design Group) created both the exterior and interior styling of the entire range. The first 35-metre Dynamiq GTT 115 Hybrid is already under construction in Viareggio, Italy, while 100- and 85-foot models are in development and will be presented later this year.
“Taking the spirit of high-performance sports car styling to the high seas, the Dynamiq GTT 115 is designed to appeal to car lovers and forward-thinking yacht owners who appreciate the advantages of speed, style and our philosophy of intelligent performance,” says Roland Heiler.
Studio F.A. Porsche Design
The sporty exterior design by Studio F.A. Porsche matches the yacht’s noteworthy performance. GTT stands for Grand Turismo Transatlantic. Two world leaders in hydrodynamics, based in the Netherlands, were commissioned to create efficient hulls for the new series. Vripack developed the hull lines of the GTT 115, while Van Oossanen drew the naval architecture of the GTT 100 and GTT 85 models.
The GTT 115, the first in the series, features a round bilge aluminium hull for low resistance and low fuel consumption, while still being capable of high speeds. The design decreases vertical accelerations in the hull, which translates into a far more comfortable motion when sailing. The avant-garde bow shape with a vertical stem maximises the waterline length, enhancing performance even more.
To keep spray levels low, an integrated spray rail deflects water hitting the bow area. Built entirely from marine grade aluminium, the GTT 115 hull guarantees unparalleled comfort and safe operation for more than 25 years. With a shallow draft of just 1.45 metres (less than 5 feet), the yacht is ideal for the Mediterranean, Caribbean or Southeast Asian waters.
Unusual for a yacht of this size, the GTT115 has a forward garage that allows the deployment of a 15-foot tender and jet-ski at any time, even when docked in port. It also provides great storage capacity far away from the guest areas.
Powered by twin 1213kW MAN engines paired with the latest Fortjes 5000 propulsion pods, this superyacht can exceed a speed of 21 knots and is capable of crossing the Atlantic with a range of 3,400nm. Fortjes pods are much more efficient than any system using conventional shafts and propellers. Their positioning outside the hull also means greatly reduced noise and vibration levels, as well as lower emissions. The pods use counter-rotating propellers linked via a compact gearbox to the main engines, reducing engine room space requirements by nearly 18%, which means more accommodation for you and your guests. Built in Germany, Fortjes pods are the perfect complement to the efficient GTT 115 hull form.
Swedish leading specialists Humphree created a custom stabilisation system using 4 electric stabilisers and 4 interceptors. The very efficient system reduces roll by up to 85%, while enhancing stability and course keeping. At anchor, 4 fins with a large total area reduce wave roll effect by up to 60%. Electric stabilisers are far quieter, more reactive, take up less space and are more power efficient than their hydraulic counterparts. With no hydraulic systems running through the yacht, there is also no risk of interior damage following a hydraulic system failure.
An optional hybrid power system has been fitted to the first GTT 115. Other notable technical features include two technical compartments or engine rooms, with twin 45kW Fischer Panda variable-speed generators located in the bow. This smart layout ensures a silent ambience at night and avoids smoke and fumes at anchor while the owner and guests are swimming or sunbathing on the aft platform.
The huge, 95-sq/m (1,022-sq/ft) sun-deck is bigger than those found on much larger yachts, and has been created to allow maximum functionality. It has been carefully designed with four versatile zones: an aft sunbathing area; an alfresco dining area with 75-inch home theatre screen; a bar and barbecue zone; and a forward pool with sunbathing area.
On the inside, the sporty yet refined interior features three or four luxury cabins with Saddle Brown and Luxor Beige leather with carbon fibre details, and expansive surfaces of Sahara Noir marble. The furniture and decoration were developed in association with the Italian designer brand Minotti. The deck cushions feature fabric centres with a classic Pepita houndstooth pattern, similar to the latest Porsche 911/991 R car.
The GTT 115 features next-generation laminated XIR glass that allows maximum light transmission, while keeping solar heat gain at bay. Harmful UV rays are almost completely blocked, and heat transmission reduced by 60%. The result is an interior that offers the wide panoramas of large windows without the penalty of heat build-up. This means significantly reduced air-conditioning loads and therefore lower running costs. The glass manufacturer is Isoclima, an Italian high-tech company that also supplies glass for luxury automobiles such as Bentley, McLaren, Mercedes and BMW.
“When we talk about comfort and top service, the ideal for this size of yacht is six guests in three cabins served by a 1:1 ratio of six crew for genuinely exclusive onboard service,” says Dynamiq CEO Sergei Dobroserdov. “We also designed the interior ceiling heights to more than 2.15 metres (7 feet), even in the lower deck cabins: that’s real luxury on a 35-metre yacht.”
“Our target clients might include those who are looking to downsize from larger 50- or 60-metre yachts,” continues Dobroserdov. “They are already accustomed to the highest standards, but are ready to leave behind the hassle and huge costs of owning large vessels so they can enjoy the fun side of yacht ownership. The Dynamiq GTT 115 is the perfect realisation of utmost comfort and a sporty lifestyle in a practical and relatively compact package.”
Uniquely, you can configure your yacht online, to your specific requirements using the Dynamiq Configurator, within a short delivery time. Your can personalise every aspect of the yacht, from paint colours to interiors and electronics, and automatically track the total cost in real time.
A limited edition of just seven GTT 115 yachts will be manufactured, making the model a truly unique collector’s edition. Prices for the Dynamiq GTT 115 start from €11,900,000; with a short delivery time of 15 months from the date of order.
The first Dynamiq GTT 115 Hybrid is slated for delivery in September 2017, after the Monaco Yacht Show, if you can’t wait until 2019 for yours to be built.
Base price: € 11,900,000 ($13,990,000) Options: € 1,050,000 ($1,235,000)
Total price: € 12,950,000 ($15,225,000)
Price excludes taxes and charges
VIDEO Studio F.A. Porsche Dynamiq GTT 115 Hybrid yacht
What is it about supercars and yachts? Now, Porsche has got in on the act too.
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Luxury yachts top the list of the most expensive asset purchases ever recorded. It’s not just the initial capital outlay. They also come with excruciating annual running costs that often soar into seven-figures territory. There is no legal definition of “super yacht”. Generally, the term applies to yachts that are 130 feet or more in length, have a full-time professional crew and are enjoyed for pleasure or commercial operation. After purchase, it’s been estimated that an owner should expect to pay around 10% of a yacht’s initial purchase price annually to keep it running. So in theory, a $15 million yacht would set you back $1.5 million a year in operational costs.
It’s good to see that Dynamiq’s target clients “might include those who are looking to downsize from larger 50- or 60-metre yachts”; imagine what savings could be had. 🙂
If you want bigger, here is the Dynamiq GTT 130…..
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