Semi Custom 60 metre yacht to be Revealed at Monaco Yacht Show

Semi production super yachts catching on

Semi production super yachts seem to be catching on with news that Amels the Dutch yacht builder, part of the Dammen Shipyard Group is to unveil an all-new model to compliment its LIMITED EDITIONS range. Like the three existing semi custom models the new 60 metre yacht can be delivered in significantly less time than a new fully customised design. The concept design will be officially introduced at the Monaco Yacht Show in September 2009

Designed by the British designer Tim Heywood, with interior styling by Italians, Nuvolari Lenard, at 1,045 Gross Tons, the yacht sets a new standard for super yacht owners wanting a 60 metre yacht in search of the ultimate in comfort, safety, performance, and lasting value.

Heywood gave the design a gentle tumblehome, curved vertical stem, bridge-wing pods, arched deck supports, flared wings, round port holes, and vertical mullions. The form creates large outside areas with access to all accommodations. It also results in a 59.8-metre waterline on a 60-metre hull.

This inspired naval architects to create a low-resistance under body, using Computational Fluid Dynamics and extensive tank testing. The result is a high volume, hull with sea keeping qualities, high fuel efficiency, and long range, and assures a 16.5-knot top speed (comparable to yachts of 66 or 67 meters LOA).

Engineering the new yacht design utilised 3-D design to optimize all features. Noise and vibration are as a result, greatly reduced. Machinery, systems, and safety components have a higher degree of redundancy and reliability. “Green” features include: low-power LED lighting; HUG filters to eliminate genset exhaust soot. Generator energy output has been put to use allowing it to heat fresh water while fully insulated glass, ecologically safe refrigerants and sewage treatment plants are also on the list of specifications. Hi-fog fire fighting systems and other safety measures required by it’s the yachts Gross Tonnage, make her compliant with ILO, LRS, and MCA rules, and Lloyd’s Environmental Protection (EP) notation.

Two 8-metre tenders plus lots of water toys, handled by overhead cranes, are stowed behind the forward topsides; the helipad can be added atop the reinforced bridge when required.

The design has a 23-metre Sun Deck with protected dining aft and a Jacuzzi forward. The Bridge Deck has a lounge aft, and a private social area forward with Jacuzzi. There is direct access between the VIP/owners suite and the foredeck lounge, and between the three guest suites below and the 35 m2 beach club and 29 m2 swim platform.

Nuvolari Lenard created an attractive interior that fits perfectly into the overall style and structural possibilities of the design. Their “transitional” tailoring benefits from both traditional and contemporary styles. To their strong use of woods including bleached stained oak, they will apply natural colours and warm materials, then select lighting to enhance colours and volumes. Within the General Arrangement, each owner can then choose materials, joinery wood, panel style, trim, loose furniture, and add other details such as artworks, to personalize while remaining within project’s time frame and budget.