Dynamiq’s latest superyacht gets the Porsche touch

“The 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.”

By Michael Verdon 27/05/2017

Dynamiq created a new category of yacht last year with the launch of Jetsetter, a 128-foot (39-metre) yacht designed to maximise usable space so that owners and guests had the experience of a larger superyacht.

The builder also put a configurator on its website to let potential buyers design their own yachts. That was a radical move for any superyacht builder, especially considering that the configurator tallies the price and projected delivery date.

The Studio F.A. Porsche design of the new 115-foot (35-metre) Dynamiq GTT 115, scheduled to launch at this September's Monaco Yacht Show, is another step forward for the Monaco-based firm, which has a shipyard in Viareggio, Italy.

Roland Heiler, managing director of Studio F.A. Porsche, led the team that designed the hybrid yacht. "The 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," said Heiler.

The Porsche team gave the exterior recognisable design cues like the Targa-style mullions and transom that looks like its Mission E concept. Even the GTT 115's deck cushions have a classic Pepita houndstooth pattern similar to the latest 991 R Edition. The yacht comes in signature Porsche Carrera white, Rhodium Silver, Chalk, or custom Monte-Carlo blue exteriors.

The GTT (Grand Turismo Transatlantic) has exterior lines by Vripack and naval architecture by Van Oossanen, two respected Netherlands-based firms that created the super-efficient hulls for transatlantic crossings. The GTT 115 under build is powered by twin 1213kW MAN engines attached to Fortjes 5000 pods.

It also has Humphree electric fins and interceptors. Twin 45kW Fischer Panda generators in the bow create a quieter yacht at night and zero fumes at anchor for anyone using the aft beach club. The GTT 115 has a top end of a little more than 21 knots, and at lower speeds, its range extends to 6300-kilometres.

Owners can use the configurator to choose colours and other options, but the first yacht's staterooms will combine Saddle brown and Luxor beige leather with carbon-fibre details as well as large surfaces of Sahara Noir marble. Italian designer brand Minotti will provide the furniture and other decor.

Owners have a choice of three or four staterooms and accommodations for six crewmembers. Dynamiq CEO Sergei Dobroserdov thought long and hard about maximising space and comfort across the yacht. "We even designed the interior ceiling heights to more than 2 metres, even in the lower deck cabins," he says. "That's real luxury on a 35-metre yacht."

Dobroserdov says that owners of 150- to 200-foot (45-metre to 60-metre) superyachts will appreciate the fine touches and luxuries on the GTT 115. "They're 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," he says.

The GTT 115 will roughly start at $US13,313,600 (about $A17,875,000) and can be built within 15 months. Two other Porsche-designed models, an 85 and a 100, will be unveiled later this year. (bedynamiq.com)

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