on 15 Apr 2020
Only 7 units of all-aluminium superyacht will be built
Photos: David Churchill
When Vripack came together with Studio F. A. Porsche to imagine the sculpted shape of the Dynamiq GTT 115, the result was a merging of talent, design disciplines and a shared respect for excellence.
Engineered in the Netherlands, designed in Monaco, and built at Dynamiq’s Massa shipyard on the coast of Italy’s Tuscany region, the award-winning 35.5m (115ft) GTT 115 blends comfortable high-speed cruising with transatlantic range. Featuring hybrid propulsion, Hull Vane, and an exclusively designed four-fin stabilisation system, she embraces advanced technology for super-efficient performance and top cruising comfort.
Spacious guest areas with generous ceiling heights of 2.15m (7ft 1in), as well as a massive and versatile sundeck, create a very special onboard experience. Only seven editions of the GTT 115 will be built, making her an exclusive collector’s item.
The first unit aka 1 of 7 sold in March to an experienced client in Northern Europe and has been named Jaaber, following its debut at the Monaco Yacht Show last year. Hull number 2 is available at the starting price of €11.5 million with 3, 4 or 5 cabins and a construction time of 16 months.
Check out the GTT 115 cruising in Monaco.
Studio F. A. Porsche is renowned for its purist, functional design approach, but so too for its sporty lines and precision engineering.
“Porsche was originally born from an engineering company, so we naturally have a lot of respect for engineers,” says Roland Heiler, Porsche Design’s chief design officer. “But we love those engineers who have respect for design as well.”
Similarly, Vripack is a yacht design studio founded upon its engineering and naval architectural platform. Forming a link between two separate design disciplines, a complementary connection came into fruition between Studio F. A. Porsche’s exterior styling and Vripack’s 3D modelling, naval architecture and engineering.
“To wholly benefit from each other’s knowledge-base and respected disciplines requires nothing short of a shared understanding of the fundamentals. I believe that within the DNA of both offices – Studio F. A. Porsche and Vripack – is a desire to create functional design. To pair design with engineering is a completely perfect match to our cradle, which is ‘form equals function’,” says Heiler.
The Dynamiq GTT 115 is one of several projects that Vripack and Studio F. A. Porsche have joined forces on, such as the Nordhavn 80 and Nordhavn 148. But averse to introducing clumsy automotive components into the mix, the design studio instead addressed areas where yacht design could benefit.
“One of the criticisms that we as people with a car background have is that the treatment of the surfaces can look a little ‘unfinished’ with some boats,” explains Heiler. “We tried to translate high quality surfaces into the yacht and Vripack was fantastic in translating this into a properly engineered yacht.”
Of course, at the heart of every successful collaboration lie creative differences, too.
“There were many occasions when we proposed something the way we would like to see the design, and Vripack would counter with what is possible, what is difficult, and what we should imagine changing,” says Heiler. “You could go around the whole boat and find corners and areas where these feasibility issues applied, but with the help of Vripack we were able to realise 90% of everything that we wanted.”
Hoekstra agrees, adding: “Our 3D modelling and engineering skills were pushed way beyond what we would do internally. Studio F. A. Porsche’s knowledge on detailed design for big objects is mind-boggling and something that no-one in the yachting industry has.”
Dynamiq GTT 115
Design Number 7296
Designer Studio F.A. Porsche
Naval architect Vripack
Structural engineering Vripack
Interior design Studio F.A. Porsche
Yard Dynamiq Yachts
Type of vessel Fast Displacement Motor Yacht
Hull type Round-bilge
Material Full Aluminium
Classification Rina Commercial, LY3 compliant
Engine 2x Man V12-1650 1,213Kw @ 2300rpm
Speed (Cruising/Max) 19kts / 21kts
Fuel capacity 24,000 litres
Fresh water capacity 4,000 litres
Owner & guests 8 people
Crew 6 people