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Spotlight – Dynamiq’s Stefania: Going for Gold

Stefania, the new flagship model from Italian luxury superyacht-maker Dynamiq’s GTT line, is rubbing shoulders with some of the best in Monaco. It is standing out

author icon By Andrew Dembina | 8 September 2021

Delivered to Monaco in May this year, after two years of engineering and building, Dynamiq GTT 135 Stefania is quite the eye-catching superyacht – not least thanks to its predominantly gold hull and reversed bow.

The new GT 135 is one of three lines conceived by Dynamiq’s Tuscany-based yard since the yard’s launch in 2014. One of Dynamiq’s original selling points was its introduction of a user-friendly, online configurator, allowing the yacht to be customised down to the last detail. Dynamiq was also one of the first superyacht brands to also offer base prices online. Standing for Gran Turismo Transatlantic, GTT is one of the marque’s two explorer lines, with ranges of over 3,000 nautical miles.

Top performance numbers are key on extended voyages. Stefania’s aluminium, fast-displacement hull was designed by Dutch Naval architects Van Oossanen, noted for their work on ultra-efficient hull design and patented hull vane technology.

The hull’s rounded bilge yields low resistance and, therefore, low fuel consumption. Yet it is still capable of high speeds. The yacht is powered by twin MAN V12 1,650-horsepower diesel engines fitted with a turbocharger for a maximum speed of 21 knots. Stefania’s longest range is 5,000 nautical miles, which means the owner can enjoy extended cruising away from support.

One of Dynamiq’s original selling points was its introduction of a user-friendly, online configurator, allowing the yacht to be customised down to the last detail

The sleek lines of Stefania are paired with the latest hull design by Van Oossanen Naval Architects

Being away from shore support is more than just a question of fuel tanks and low consumption, it is also about supplies. Stefania comes with Miele marine fridges and freezers, cold rubbish stores, separate laundry facilities, plenty of storage space, generous fresh-water tanks and powerful water-makers for those longer cruises. Stefania’s draught, at 1.8 metres, allows for cruising shallow waters that are home to reefs or shoals.

A Hull Vane foil has been installed under the transom, significantly reducing pitching and enhancing overall motion comfort and performance, even in winds gusting at 50 knots or more. Vector Fins curved stabilisers are also fitted to reduce roll and undesired yaw and sway motions that Dynamiq believes can be caused by active fins.

More comfort is at hand with effective soundproofing components by Dutch experts Rubber Design, such as its Torque Compensation System for gearboxes, resulting in a drastic reduction of noise and vibration, especially at higher speeds.

The transom swim platform

The exterior design was penned by Dobroserdov Design – owned by Dynamiq’s founder and CEO, Sergei Dobroserdov. With a balanced ratio of interior and exterior areas, Stefania is fitted with the oversized pool option on the main deck and a beach club area that is also home to a bar. All have vantage points in port, at anchor and in between.

The aft main deck is sure to be a social hotspot

The GTT 135 is fitted with laminated XIR glass, allowing all the light but reducing the heat intake by 60%, a great feature for cruising in tropical environments

The main dining area uses a fireplace amid mirrored walls to create a unique effect

Owner or charter guests can enjoy privacy across the sprawling decks that are divided into distinct, separate areas. On the flybridge, there is a Jacuzzi forward, a bar counter and stools, and large sun pads aft, plus there are 75-inch TV screens in each section. Also aft is an alfresco dining area for 10 guests, as well as a wet bar and lounge area with good panoramas.

Forward on the main deck, Dynamiq has joined forces with German VIP vehicle outfitter Klassen to develop the optional Wheelhouse by Klassen helm station, which brings the same quality and style that the company applies to its VIP shuttle vans. Inside, a real fireplace was built into the saloon, which is kitted out with designer furnishings from Fendi Casa and lighting from Tom Dixon and Flos.

Stefania’s interiors recall a golden age of champagne and late-night celebrations with a modern take on classic Art Deco

The glass was a key point of concern. The GTT 135 is fitted with laminated XIR glass, allowing all the light but reducing the heat intake by 60%, a great feature for cruising in tropical environments. The glass manufacturer is Isoclima, a high-tech Italian brand that also supplies glass for luxury automobiles such as Bentley, McLaren, Mercedes and BMW. Full-height windows with sliding doors in the dining area accentuate the 2.2-metre-high ceilings that are found through this saloon interior.

Throughout the yacht, the updated Art Deco interior styling is the work of Giuseppina Arena Architecture & Design – a Miami studio. British high-end audio equipment maker Bowers & Wilkins brings pristine sound to the saloon and sleeping quarters: each guest cabin was carefully analysed by B&W experts to ensure the ideal positioning of speaker systems.

The full-beam master suite is located in the most comfortably stable spot amidships on the lower deck, which houses five spacious staterooms, with plenty of marble, stained oak and other premium finishes used throughout Stefania.

Reflecting on the production of this first GTT 135 hull, Dobroserdov said, “We are very proud of this achievement, especially in these challenging Covid-19 times. This beautiful superyacht looks impressive, fresh and expresses the innovative and chic soul of Dynamiq yachts. Just as importantly, she also performs at the top of her class with the latest technology on board.”

At the time this went to press, Stefania was available for charter through TWW Yachts, a Monaco-based charter company.

Technical Specifications: Dynamiq GTT 135, Stefania

LOA: 41m
Beam: 8.2m
Draught: 1.8m
Displacement: 299t
Engines: 2 x MAN 1,650hp
Max speed: 21kts
Cruise speed: 10kts
Maximum range: 5,000nm
Range at cruise speed: 3,400nm
Passenger cabin berths: 10

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