Yacht manufacturer, Michael Schmidt, has partnered with Brenta Design as well as architect Sir David Chipperfield for new build, sailing yacht Brenta 80 DC. Due to be launched in Spring 2015, superyacht Brenta 80 DC represents the first vessel in a series of luxury yachts from the new venture, Michael Schmidt Yachtbau. She combines simplicity and performance, with leading-edge carbon technology, artisan design and true craftsmanship.
“This boat is an accumulation of my life’s work,” summarizes the experienced sailor and successful yacht builder, Michael Schmidt. With four decades in the sailing industry, Schmidt is embarking on a new project. It’s a new build that has him and his expert team, including the exceptional Lorenzo Argento of Brenta Designs as well as world-renowned architect Sir David Chipperfield, very excited.
“I am familiar with nearly all aspects of the yacht building. Now I am building a boat without concession, just beautiful and suiting me. I want it simple, functional and fast. A special blend of old and new,” enthuses Schmidt.
“The Brenta 80 DC is a completely European product, being built in Greifswald, Germany on the Baltic Sea. Brenta Design of Italy provides the exterior design with the styling and interior being created by David Chipperfield Architects of Great Britain,” explains Schmidt “and in RegaYacht, we have found a competent partner for all the composite work.”
“Up until now, most bluewater yachts have been heavy and slow. By using the lighter and more durable carbon fiber technology, we’re able to create a yacht that is not only faster, but incredibly strong, durable and ultimately safer,” explains Andreas Bock, the accomplished racing sailor and Brenta 80 DC Project Manager at Michael Schmidt Yachtbau. “Carbon fiber provides a very low displacement, more accurate control and more stability resulting in a more efficient yacht.” It’s built for those who embrace the cruising lifestyle, sprinting large distances.
“It’s fun to create something and work with specialists familiar with sailing and in love with their profession,” Schmidt enthuses about his team.
With intrepid clarity Lorenzo Argento of Brenta Design introduced Italian Alta Moda into yachting – showing the entire trade a new direction. Through their much admired Wallygator they invented Wally. Their B-Yacht daysailers became trendsetters as well. Schmidt followed the work of Brenta Design with interest waiting for the right opportunity to explore new ground with the studio.
Along with Argento, this influential group of top talent includes Sir David Chipperfield, the world-renowned and award-winning architect and maestro of design, who also shares a genuine and deep passion for sailing.
“When Chipperfield saw the design from Lorenzo Argento, he liked it immediately. He was excited, grabbed a pen and made initial proposals,” remarks Schmidt. As a Brenta 42 owner, Chipperfield was enthusiastic about this project and gave the look and the interior an original perspective. Schmidt enjoys linking the digital world with traditional boat building craft.
“Modern technology helps in the design and contributes significantly to a truly clever organization of workflow and logistics”.
“I am interested in efficiency, the collaboration of the best suppliers, and absolute satisfaction of the customer. Therefore each aspect of the product is made by people with passion for quality, by craftsmen living their dedication for building boats,” sums up Schmidt, “we are bringing back the art of boatbuilding.”
The result will be a beautiful build of the highest quality that effortlessly blends simplicity and performance to create a thoughtful, and thoroughly enjoyable, owner-focused yacht.
Get the first glimpse of the design at the Dusseldorf Boat Show in January 2015. Visit Micheal Schmidt Yachtbau in Hall 7a, Stand C07.
Technical Specifications of Brenta 80 DC Yacht:
LOA: 23.99 m
LWL: 21.75 m
Beam: 6.00 m
Draft: fixed keel 3.50 m
Displacement: 30.9 t light ship
P=30.28 m E=10.46 m
J=8.75 m I=30.05 m
Mainsail: 188 m²
Selftacking jib: 118 m²
Code0: 230 m²
Gennaker: 403 m²
Engine: Yanmar 4LHA-STP 3.5 L 4-Zyl 177KW (240HP) at 3.300 rpm
Fuel Tank Capacity: 900 L
Generator: Fischer Panda 12 kW 15000i
Bow Thruster: MaxPower VIP250 13.5 kW
Freshwater Tank Capacity: 900 L
Watermaker: 90 L/h (25gph)
Seafari Escape 600 compact
Yacht Design: Lorenzo Argento, Brenta Design
Interior Design/Styling: Sir David Chipperfield, David Chipperfield Architects
Structural Engineering: Francesco Pelizza, AMS Italia
Noise Consultant: Vancappellen
Certification: Class A Recreational Crafts Directive