Luxury yacht builder, Esenyacht, has selected Mannerfelt Design Team (MDT) of Sweden to develop a 50-metre composite motoryacht. This marks a departure for Esenyacht; since it was established in 2011, the yard has launched the 36m sailing ketch Glorious, and has the 47m sloop Troy, due for launch in early 2015. This will be its first motoryacht.
The objective is to take a fresh approach to the design of motoryachts in this size bracket, in terms of styling, efficiency and the use of internal spaces. MDT was selected as the ideal partner due to its breath of experience that includes the design of many prize-winning powerboats and the fresh ideas that Ted Mannerfelt brings from his years spent in the design team at Jaguar cars. The result will be exciting contemporary styling and an approach that balances luxury with performance.
Esenyacht’s modern composite facility is fully equipped to undertake the construction, while its craftsmen will ensure that the interiors are fitted out to the highest standards using the finest materials. Design features will include an efficient hull form, advanced propulsion and a lightweight interior.
“This is the logical next step for Esenyacht,” said General Manager Deniz Can. “We developed our first-class composite facility in recognition of the fact that lightweight, low emission yachts are the future of luxury yachting. At Esenyacht our goal is to build such yachts that also combine modern, contemporary styling with bespoke craftsmanship.”
Ted Mannerfelt of MDT added: “We are very excited about this cooperation. The design will be characterised by large windows and big, open spaces. The exterior styling will reflect advanced technology with a sleek, low, efficient profile inspired by my time as a car designer for Jaguar cars.”
“The use of carbon fibre as the main material will result in a light, strong and extremely fuel-efficient yacht,” said Ocke Mannerfelt of MDT. “This combination of light, carbon-based build technology and environmentally conscious thinking is the way forward for yachting.”
Kadir Esen, founder of Esenyacht, summarised by saying: “To visualise the future one must look up from the everyday and walk boldly towards the horizon.”