Monaco-based yacht builder Dynamiq has integrated classic luxury car maker Porsche designs cues into its new GTT yacht range, starting with the 35-meter (115-foot) GTT 115 Hybrid.
The design of the GTT 115 is the result of a collaboration between boat-building firm Vripack and Studio F.A. Porsche – one of the design studios responsible for creating Porsche Design sunglasses, watches and one-off memorabilia. The aluminum hull and hydrodynamics elements of the yacht were developed by Vripack, while Porsche focused on the exterior styling.
The vessel’s two MAN diesel engines combine to give an impressive 2,426 kW (12,594 hp) of power that can drive the GTT to a top speed of 21 knots (24 mph/39 kmh). It can cover 3,400 nautical miles (3,913 mi/6,297 km), according to Dynamiq – enough to cross the Atlantic.
A hybrid setup is also available, which adds two 20.8 kW (28 hp) electric motors that can take the yacht short distances at a speed of 6 knots (7 mph/11 kmh). Meanwhile, top speed is limited to a much more sedate 6 knots (7 mph/11 km/h) while running purely on electric power.
Under the water, a bespoke stabilization system with four electric fins and a unique set of interceptors has been fitted to quickly lift the bow clear of the water on the move and deliver a rock-solid feeling at speed. Dynamiq also says the boat’s shallow draft of just 1.45 m (4.75 ft) makes it perfect for cruising the Caribbean or Mediterranean.
When you aren’t charging across the Atlantic at top speed, the GTT 115 has been designed to deliver a quiet, clean, luxurious experience. Its twin 45-kW generators are hidden away in the bow to maintain silence at night and stop any fumes or smoke reaching people swimming nearby, while the clean e-power option is perfect for when you’re close to shore.
Inside, the focus has been placed on luxury. Not exactly surprising, given the price tag. There is accommodation for six passengers and six crew below deck, where 2.15-m (7-ft) ceilings have been used to make the cabins feel more spacious.
Potential owners can design their yacht from a huge range of colors, interiors, and electronic systems. Buyers have the choice of brown or beige leather trim, with plenty of carbon fiber and marble detailing to go with it. Throw pillows in the cabin have been trimmed in the same material as the seats of a $175,000 (£135,000) Porsche 911R sports car. Of course, these options just serve as a starting point.
According to Dyanmiq CEO Sergei Dobroserdov, the yacht is designed for people who are downsizing from the ‘hassle’ of a bigger super-yacht. ‘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.’
Only seven will be built at a starting price of $13,279,500 (£10 million). For the super wealthy, a yacht of this caliber is a low price to pay for ultimate luxury and classic Porsche design. The first example is currently being constructed in Italy and will be debuting at the 2017 Monaco Yacht Show, while two smaller versions – a 100-ft (30-m) and 85-ft (26-m) model – are currently being developed and will be revealed later this year.
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