Following a great success of the motor yacht ‘THE BELAFONTE’ concept a few months ago, the Italian design firm, Federico Fiorentino from Milan decided to take the 50-metre concept a step further. Because THE BELAFONTE superyacht was well-suited for being coupled with the revolutionary Fast Displacement Hull Form (FDHF), Mr Perry van Oossanen of the renowned Van Oossanen Naval Architecture firm, invested time and resources into a preliminary study of the vessel.
This turn officially opened the doors to a collaboration between the Italian design firm with the prestigious Dutch naval architecture firm. The numbers of the study on The Belafonte yacht are typical of those found on the FDHF patent, which, as it is known by many professionals in the yachting business, can grant amazing performance improvements of up to 30% in displacement speed ranges and up to 20% in semi-displacement speed ranges.
In addition to the amazing top speed of 30 knots and more, there are important fuel savings obtainable thanks to the FDHF patent at lower speeds, making The Belafonte yacht concept suitable as a transatlantic yacht at 13 knots and push her beyond the transpacific barrier at 9 knots. Not a speed for every day commuting, but still a playable card if desired and requested.
Thanks to the exceptional performance of the Fast Displacement Hull Form make it highly possible for the aggressive looking superyacht to be able to turn into a modern, huge high performance Mediterranean power craft one day, and into a long-range tool suitable to cruise the whole globe the next. This is a significant step forward for The Belafonte yacht project and for what may be the first of other future collaborations between Van Oossanen Naval Architecture and Federico Fiorentino design firm. See more details about THE BELAFONTE YACHT CONCEPT HERE…