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New images and videos of 80m DART Yacht Concept by Royal Huisman and Andrew Winch

January 24, 2014

The prestigious Dutch shipyard, Royal Huisman, has unveiled the new images and videos of the impressive 80-metre DART yacht concept, developed in partnership with the world-renowned UK design studio, Andrew Winch Designs. Mega yacht DART concept was officially presented at the 2013 Monaco Yacht Show.

80m motor yacht DART concept by Royal Huisman and Andrew Winch Designs

80m motor yacht DART concept by Royal Huisman and Andrew Winch Designs

Inspired by the natural world, enhanced by the most advanced energy-efficient technologies, optimised for ultimate performance and lifestyle in sailing yacht or motor yacht interpretations, superyacht DART is an 80m/ 262ft vessel that totally connects with its ocean environment.

DART superyacht concept - Layout

DART superyacht concept from above

Luxury yacht DART like no other, is a yacht that celebrates an intimate relationship with the surrounding ocean. Where some yachts project an image that is alien to their marine environment, DART has sleek and sinuous lines in harmony with the surrounding. Where the amenity of some yachts feels akin to that of a prestige city hotel, DART offers the ambiance of the ultimate shore-side boutique hotel; she has a beach deck and pool that provide the perfect connection with the surrounding waters when at anchor or underway; a dramatically sculpted and glazed hard chine above the waterline, bringing in reflections of ocean light and a window on the marine world. The sea-level amenities are complemented by magnificent panoramic outlooks from top decks and flybridge.

80m superyacht DART

80m superyacht DART

Luxury motor yacht DART

Luxury motor yacht DART

80m sailing yacht DART

80m sailing yacht DART

With her remarkable styling, her close connection with the marine environment, her unsurpassed efficiency and performance, superyacht DART is a yacht for truly discerning individuals seeking a lifestyle that, only in the fullness of time, can be experienced let alone be appreciated.

Below is a video showing the new 80m motor yacht DART design:

Below is a video showing the new 80m sailing yacht DART design:

New images of scale models of 80m mega yacht DART80 concept by Royal Huisman and Andrew Winch

October 21, 2013

The respected Dutch builder, Royal Huisman, has released the new images of the scale models of its latest 80-metre mega yacht DART80 concept, in a sailing as well as motoryacht version. Developed in partership with the multi-award winning UK design studio Andrew Winch Designs, the impressive superyacht DART concept was revealed on the first day of the 2013 Monaco Yacht Show. The concept represents a unique vessel that celebrates an intimate relationship with the surrounding ocean.

Scale model of the new 80m motor yacht DART concept by Royal Huisman and Andrew Winch

Scale model of the new 80m motor yacht DART concept by Royal Huisman and Andrew Winch - Photo credit to Thierry Ameller

DART80 Yacht Concept - upview

DART80 Yacht Concept - upview - Photo credit to Thierry Ameller

Motor yacht DART80 concept - front view

Motor yacht DART80 concept - front view - Photo credit to Thierry Ameller

80m mega yacht DART concept - aft view

80m mega yacht DART concept - aft view - Photo credit to Thierry Ameller

Scale model of 80m sailing yacht DART concept

Scale model of 80m sailing yacht DART concept - Photo credit to Thierry Ameller

DART80 Yacht Concept

DART80 Yacht Concept - Photo credit to Thierry Ameller

Superyacht DART80 concept - aft view

Superyacht DART80 concept - aft view - Photo credit to Thierry Ameller

Sailing yacht DART80 concept - upview

Sailing yacht DART80 concept - upview - Photo credit to Thierry Ameller

Royal Huisman and Andrew Winch Designs unveil 80m mega yacht DART concept at Monaco Yacht Show

September 25, 2013

The leading Dutch shipyard, Royal Huisman, and the multi-award winning UK design studio, Andrew Winch Designs, have unveiled their latest 80m (262′) mega yacht DART concept on the first day of the Monaco Yacht Show. Taking inspiration from the natural world, enhanced by the most advanced energy-efficient technologies, optimised for ultimate performance and lifestyle in sailing yacht or motor yacht interpretations, superyacht DART totally connects with her ocean environment.

80m motor yacht DART unveiled by Royal Huisman and Andrew Winch Designs

80m motor yacht DART concept unveiled by Royal Huisman and Andrew Winch Designs

Luxury yacht DART like no other, is a yacht that celebrates an intimate relationship with the surrounding ocean. Where some yachts project an image that is alien to their marine environment, DART has sleek and sinuous lines in harmony with the surrounding. Where the amenity of some yachts feels akin to that of a prestige city hotel, DART offers the ambiance of the ultimate shore-side boutique hotel; it has a beach deck and pool that provide the perfect connection with the surrounding waters when at anchor or underway; a dramatically sculpted and glazed hard chine above the waterline, bringing in reflections of ocean light and a window on the marine world. The sea-level amenities are complemented by magnificent panoramic outlooks from top decks and flybridge.

With her remarkable styling, her close connection with the marine environment, her unsurpassed efficiency and performance, mega yacht DART is a yacht for truly discerning individuals seeking a lifestyle that, only in the fullness of time, can be experienced let alone be appreciated.

Luxury yacht DART80

Luxury yacht DART80

Enhanced technologies and lifestyle
Superyacht DART values and utilizes technologies for their cleaner, leaner and more efficient operation, thus enhancing performance, luxury and lifestyle too. This is a truly future-proofed yacht that will reward for years into the future consuming less energy, and so needing to produce less energy. It will also be a quieter ship: yet more luxurious in every sense of the word. The burdens of maintenance and regulation will be lower, respect for the environment higher.

These benefits arise from a “Total Energy” approach, where many advanced technologies work in concert. They include programmes to optimise weight, to reduce energy consumption and to extract, exclude or re-cycle waste heat. They include the use of microturbines and alternative energy generation techniques such as hydro-generators in place of traditional diesel generators, together with advanced energy storage and management systems. Royal Huisman has pioneering experience and proven expertise in the application of these technologies, enabling them to deliver “game changing” advantages.

Superyacht Dart80

Superyacht Dart80

THE SAILING YACHT
This is not just fresh thinking in design terms, it is also a yacht optimised for sea-going performance and amenity. Above the waterline she may appear a close sister of the DART motor yacht; below the waterline her low-wetted surface area hull, high aspect foils and centreboard are designed for fast passage making and manoeuvrability while retaining access to shoal waters for the perfect anchorage. Excellent stability is assured by the relatively low centre of gravity resulting from DART’s low profile and the internal ballast designed around a deep yet retractable centerboard.

DART yacht’s powerful sail plan is safe and easy to handle yet maintenance-friendly. Features include asymmetric spinnakers that store below deck on retrieval drums; 105% jib with sheets led to captive winches; squaretopped mainsails for aerodynamic efficiency; electrically-driven winches; track-mounted foresail sheet for easy and efficient handling; mainsails double-sheeted for optimum boom control and handled by Rondal ‘style to order’ furling reef booms and breakthrough batten car system.

Sailing yacht DART

Sailing yacht DART

THE MOTOR YACHT
A lightweight, long range, high performance motor yacht employing very advanced propulsion techniques, offering the benefits of fuel efficiency, high manoeuvrability, lower emissions, and minimal noise and vibration.

DART motoryacht is driven by two azimuthing pulling propellers. A versatile and efficient variable output power generation system will be directed to a twin propulsion set-up that, among many other advantages, supplies added power for a forward and retractable bow-thruster. On passage, at anchor, or holding position over a reef using dynamic positioning, DART provides the ultimate relationship with its surroundings – enabling guests to enjoy the crystal blue waters around them as much as the extensive and luxurious amenities available aboard. Two large tenders, artfully concealed beneath the foredeck, provide fast, safe and weather-protected shoregoing transport. The comprehensive crew facilities are carefully located to ensure the privacy of guests while supporting the very highest standards of service and catering.

Motor yacht DART

Motor yacht DART

THE SENSORY UPLIFT
DART yacht offers guests an unprecedented connection with the surrounding environment. A central feature of both motor and sail yachts is the terraced aft deck that steps down to the water’s edge and encloses a 5.5m / 18ft fresh water infinity pool. On the main aft decks of both the sailing yacht and the motor yacht, fold-out balconies allow uninterrupted views from the exterior dining area and lounge, enlarging and enhancing this extraordinary living space.

On the Sailing Yacht, the upper deck features a huge open area including a number of large oval sunbeds, Spa Pool, and a pair of circular tables. The pilot house also sits on this deck with its large dining area. The full height windows are retractable, providing guests with the option of either private or open dining.

Luxury yacht DART80

Luxury yacht DART80

On the Motor Yacht, a sculptured spiral staircase links the main deck to the upper deck which features a large open upper salon. Full height windows create an open, light filled, relaxed environment for guests to enjoy. The yacht’s sundeck includes a Spa Pool, bar and lounging area.

The interior plan maximises the lifestyle benefits of all available space. The main deck includes the main saloon and formal dining area along with a VIP or children’s suite with full height windows. Forward of this is the full beam master suite boasting his and her bathroom / dressing rooms and large windows providing commanding views port and starboard.

Six guest cabins are situated on the lower deck, each with private bathroom and full length, waterline windows providing a unique connection with the outside world. The lower deck includes a cinema, beach club, spa, and gym, all linked to the terraced aft deck and pool via a short staircase.

DART Yacht

DART Yacht

THE DREAM UNVEILED
The unveiling of DART yacht by the Andrew Winch Designs and Royal Huisman teams at the 2013 Monaco Yacht Show reveals an opportunity for owners to do something truly special.

To be what you want, go where you will: flexibility is at the heart of luxury yacht DART. Power or sail: the choice is yours.

Interior layout and special features: open to owners’ ideas and requirements. Deck amenities, beach deck and pool, recreational areas: everything can be perfected according to individual taste.

Focusing always on quality and drawing upon the combined talents of Andrew Winch Designs and Royal Huisman, superyacht DART is both an exciting and an extraordinary yacht. A perfect example of industry-leading 21st century design and practice, this is the most advanced, efficient and luxurious floating home currently available anywhere.