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Dynamic GTM 90: A Fast Sporty Yacht That’s Not Just for the Med



While looking at markets with more extreme climates, where a yacht should be a safe shelter for guests when needed, Dynamiq created the GTM 90 yacht.
Dynamiq Yachts GTM 90 in collaboration with Klassen
Dynamiq GTM 90 in collaboration with Klassen. Credit: Dynamiq

The first edition of the 90 foot Dynamiq GTM 90 was scheduled to be presented at this year’s 2020 Geneva Motor Show in collaboration with the automotive brand Klassen before the event was unfortunately canceled due to coronavirus.

The all-aluminium Dynamiq GTM 90 is the smallest of Dynamiq’s Gran Turismo Transatlantic yacht models and was developed not only to entertain, but also to protect guests whatever the weather conditions.

Quite often a mainstream yacht up to 100 feet is designed to be a Med boat, aka Mediterranean Boat. Med Boats are perfect to enjoy day trips, to have a swim in a bay, enjoy the sun and relax, to have dinner on board and often feature one or two cabins to allow owners and guests to spend a weekend at sea. These yachts are commonly designed with large open areas to capitalize on usually mild weather of the Mediterranean, however, Dynamiq Yachts wanted to consider markets where the climates are not like the Mediterranean.

Dynamiq Yachts GTM 90 in collaboration with Klassen aft profile
The aft beach club and dining area can be transformed using sliding doors and foldable bulwarks. Credit: Dynamiq

Dynamiq founder, Sergei Dobroserdov, explains “We looked at the markets with more extreme climates where together with cruising excitement the yacht should be a safe shelter for guests when needed. Places like the Arabian Peninsula, Asian destinations and northern Europe. This is where the yacht needs to be open and full of sea breeze during the daytime, but almost closed when evening comes and the temperature rapidly drops. At the moment, the only way to have large open or closed areas is to lengthen your yacht. But by justifying the ‘IQ’ at the end of the Dynamiq brand name, we had the idea of combining these areas. So the aft beach club, dining area and open-style galley with bar can be transformed within seconds using sliding doors and foldable bulwarks.”

Dynamiq Yachts GTM 90 main deck plan showing foldable bulwarks and sliding doors
Dynamiq GTM 90 main deck plan showing foldable bulwarks and sliding doors. Credit: Dynamiq

The GTM 90’s interior design is ultimately by Giuseppina Arena, however, the first edition of the Dynamiq GTM 90 is also being developed in collaboration with a leading VIP-car tuner Klassen, founded in 1999 by Paul Klassen. The car conversion company specializes in individual solutions for car interiors, stretching and armouring, and has supplied the world business and political elite (including +10 national presidents) with ultra-luxury vans and limousines.

Klassen V Class van
Klassen collaborated with Dynamiq to help style the first edition of the GTM 90. Credit: Klassen

Klassen adding to the GTM 90’s interior styling has chosen to mirror the design features of their exclusive Klassen cars with different upholstery, rich wood paneling and elegant LED courtesy lights. Klassen is also responsible for the yacht’s wheelhouse design and manufacturing as well as the exterior detailing, including leather supply, stitching and other special automotive design features.

The interior of the GTM 90 features a forward salon and a bar/galley area overlooking an aft beach club, which can remain open on sunny days or be closed when the evenings turn chilly to create almost a winter garden effect. To help increase natural ventilation and space in good weather, a section of the bulwark on each side of the yacht can fold down and the adjacent glass doors opened. Head heights throughout the main deck are a generous 2.20m throughout. Dynamiq also provides a second option for the main deck layout, where saloon and dining area are united to form a larger space for groups of up to 16 people.

Dynamiq Yachts GTM 90 Saloon side view
A view of one of the Dynamiq GTM 90 saloon configurations. Credit: Dynamiq

On the lower deck, there are four guest cabins, including a spacious master stateroom with a distinctive circular bed from the Bentley Home collection. The owner’s bath is a tribute to the Middle Eastern market, finished in fine onyx and equipped with a custom hammam for two people while a Bowers & Wilkins audio system delivers an incredible high-end sound experience throughout the yacht.

Dynamiq Yachts GTM 90 owner's cabin
Dynamiq GTM 90 owner’s cabin with a circular bed from the Bentley Home Collection. Credit: Dynamiq
Dynamiq Yachts GTM 90 dayhead
The Dynamiq GTM 90 head. Credit: Dynamiq

Outside, the exterior styling of the superstructure has taken cues from automotive design with a sports car sleekness somewhat akin to a Lamborghini Urus. Up top there is a cozy sundeck with sunbed behind the radar mast accessed by an exterior staircase and a 3-seat sofa in the bow to enjoy the thrill of cruising at speed. The GTM 90 also has the ability to carry a 5.5m x 5.5m inflatable FunAir pool with a protective net for guests that prefer to avoid swimming in open water.

Dynamiq Yachts GTM 90 side profile
The GTM 90 superstructure takes cues from sleek automotive supercar design. Credit: Dynamiq

Dynamiq’s long-term partner Van Oossanen Naval Architects in the Netherlands, developed the GTM 90’s hull lines, creating a super-efficient, hard chine hull. A top speed of 30+ knots is achieved with the power of three relatively compact Volvo Penta IPS-1350 pods with the yacht’s range reaching 800nm when cruising at 17 knots. The GTM 90 “KLASSEN edition” starts from euro 7,500,000 and can be personally configured here.

Dynamiq GTM 90 Specifications

  • LOA: 27.5 m / 90’
  • Beam: 6.7 m / 21’11”
  • Draft: 1.75 m / 5’9”
  • Max speed: 31 knots
  • Range: 900 nm @ 15 knots
  • Engines: 3x VP D13, 533 kW
  • Tonnage: 150 GT
  • Hull / Superstructure: Aluminium 5083
  • Guests / Crew: 8 / 4
  • Build time: 18 months
  • Price: Starting at 7 500 000 €
Dynamiq Yachts GTM 90 Saloon
The price of the Dynamiq GTM 90 starts at 7.5M Euro. Credit: Dynamiq


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Monaco Yacht Show 2020 Is Still On and Will Run as a Not-for-Profit Event



Organizers of the Monaco Yacht Show 2020 are pushing forward with plans to host the show at Port Hercule from 23 to 29 September this year, but under much different circumstances than previous years.
Monaco Yacht Show Port Hercule
Port Hercule ready to welcome superyachts and guests. Credit: Monaco Yacht Show

Undoubtedly the jewel in the crown of yacht shows, the fate of Monaco Yacht Show 2020 was temporarily undetermined as event organizers Informa decided how to proceed amidst the COVID-19 environment.

In contrast to many other events that have now been canceled, Informa in conjunction with the Principality of Monaco, has chosen to proceed cautiously given the time-frame they have to work with and the expected gradual easing of lockdown restrictions both in Monaco, Europe and internationally.

Held at Port Hercule in Monaco, this year’s show will be more “intimate” than in previous years (also interpreted as much smaller) and will be produced as a not-for-profit event to support the recovery of the yachting industry, providing a platform for designers, brokers, shipyards and industry personnel to connect with customers and network in a safe environment.

“The COVID-19 pandemic has had a devastating impact on all industries, not least the international yachting community,” said Informa CEO Charlie McCurdy. “As we move to the other side of the pandemic, all parts of the industry need to work collaboratively to ensure a speedy return and recovery. We are playing our part by hosting a not-for-profit Monaco Yacht Show in 2020, providing an opportunity for the community to come together, share ideas, meet with customers and start to rebuild positive momentum.”

Acknowledging the changed conditions under which the show will need to be held, Informa was quick to stress “the proposed event will employ the highest standards of hygiene and cleanliness” and are committed to prioritizing the safety of participants and visitors.

Monaco Yacht Show Lounge
Guest lounge at the Monaco Yacht Show in previous years. Credit: Monaco Yacht Show

In support of the in-person event Jean Castellini, Minister of Finance and Economy for Monaco shared, “In the aftermath of COVID-19, it is the responsibility of the Monaco Government to do everything we can to help businesses and industries recover quickly. In this spirit, we are working with Informa to finalise details of the Monaco Yacht Show 2020, which will prioritize the health and safety of all participants, whilst providing direct support to the international yachting community, ensuring it can connect with customers and accelerate the recovery of what is an increasingly important industry for the region.”

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Superyacht Builder Sanlorenzo in Talks to Buy a Majority Stake in Perini Navi



Superyacht builder Sanlorenzo has confirmed interest in the possible acquisition of Perini Navi.
Perini Navi Italian Shipyard
Italian shipyard Perini Navi in talks with Sanlorenzo. Credit: Perini Navi

Sanlorenzo has confirmed they are in current talks regarding the acquisition of share capital of Perini Navi and has obtained an exclusivity period to carry out the necessary research and analysis required.

Founded in 1983 by Fabio Perini, Perini Navi has been a world-leading Italian shipyard that specializes in sailing boats over 40 meters, boasting iconic builds like that of the Maltese Falcon. It is currently owned by Fenix, the holding company of the Tabacchi family, Lamberto Tacoli, and Fabio Perini (indirectly).

Sailboat builder Perini Navi to be acquired by Sanlorenzo
Building sailing yachts since 1983. Credit: Perini Navi

Should the negotiations go ahead, Perini Navi will likely be majority-owned by Sanlorenzo with Italian newspaper Milano Finanza reporting a probable 70% controlling stake taken by Sanlorenzo and the remainder being held by the Tabacchi family.

“The transaction would be in line with the Sanlorenzo business model … and would enable Sanlorenzo to expand its business perimeter and further consolidate its presence in the superyacht sector,” Sanlorenzo said in a statement.

Perini Navi E-Volution sailing yacht design
Perini Navi’s sailing yacht concept “E-Volution”. Credit: Perini Navi

In a separate statement by Perini Navi, the company confirmed it was looking to restructure its debt under Italian bankruptcy law, in order to remain operational at this time stating the goal is to “overcome a moment of significant financial strain, which has been further exacerbated by the COVID-19 outbreak and its impact over all markets.”

Perini Navi’s Board of Directors “intends to preserve the Company’s business and heritage, thus ensuring continuity to the important orders currently in build, as well as achieving the highest possible level of creditors’ satisfaction, in compliance with the process to be undertaken.”

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Heesen Yacht’s 55m Project Castor Launched Ahead of Sea Trials



Heesen Yachts launches 55m Project Castor “YN 19055” ready for its sea trials ahead of August 2020 delivery to the owner.
Waiting for the dock to be flooded.
Waiting for the dock to be flooded. Credit: Heesen yachts

Launched this month at Heesen Yacht‘s Dutch facility in Oss ahead of its sea trials, the 55 meter (180ft) Project Castor “YN 19055” was initially built on speculation and sold to an experienced American superyacht owner last May.

Following Dutch health and safety guidelines, workers at the shipyard were able to continue with operations throughout the COVID-19 pandemic by halving the number of employees working at any one time and working in two shifts to ensure delivery of the yacht would still be on schedule.

Commenting on the shipyard’s operations, Owners Representative Rupert Connor of Luxury Yacht Group noted, “We have been beyond impressed with how the Heesen team adapted to the COVID-19 pandemic.”

At 760GT, Project Castor is the most voluminous 55m currently offered by a Northern European shipyard and the fast-displacement hull designed by Van Oossanen Naval Architects is the fourth hull in Heesen’s 55m Steel Class series.

The formidable exterior of Project Castor designed by Omega Architects.
The formidable exterior of Project Castor designed by Omega Architects. Credit: Heesen Yachts

With a sporty exterior design courtesy of Omega Architects’ Frank Laupman, Project Castor has been built to accommodate twelve guests in six staterooms and in a first for this particular class, has been configured with four spacious guest cabins on the lower deck and the owner’s VIP suite located on the bridge deck.

Bannenberg & Rowell has once again been tasked with the interior design and have layered neutral tones combined with powerful accents of color to create an environment that has wide appeal. Smoked Oak Chevron parquet flooring, Calacatta, and Pietra Grey marbles have also been are utilized throughout along with other fine materials.

Project Castor YN 19055 ready for sea trials
Project Castor YN 19055 ready for sea trials. Credit: Heesen Yachts

Powered by two MTU 8V 4000 M63 diesel main engines, Project Castor will have a top speed of 15.5 knots and a range of 4,500 nautical miles at a cruising speed of 13 knots and is set to undergo sea trials in the North Sea shortly.

Project Castor is currently on schedule for delivery to the new owner later this year in August 2020.

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