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DL Yachts has recently presented the Dreamline 26M: the smallest craft in the shipyard’s Dreamline fleet, a mini-maxi yacht that includes many innovative features.
According to DL Yachts, experience, creativity and know-how are the primary ingredients that make this yacht truly revolutionary, not only in terms of shape but also in content. The yacht features a long list of innovations, starting with its technologically advanced “Blade” hull developed by Giuseppe Arrabito that defines new standards in hydrodynamic efficiency, reducing fuel consumption and improving seaworthiness – two extremely important factors in today’s yachting reality.
In particular, the distinctive shape of the hull, the result of extensive research studies exhaustively verified via tank tests and advanced computational fluid dynamics methods, guarantees reduced resistance at any speed. Mr. Arrabito’s design assures smooth sailing similar to that of a displacement yacht even at planing speed.
According to DL Yachts, “The particular shape of the bow confers elevated seaworthiness which in turn affords this craft extreme stability even when sailing at high speed – rates that would force a similar-sized classical planing hull craft to curb its enthusiasm. All this is the result of a perfect fit between a number of key factors; among these, the quantity and disposition of weight, where meticulous analysis has made it possible to give the owner free rein in appointment choices. Even the smallest yacht in the Dreamline range presents a system for managing the craft’s six fuel tanks – independently of the quantity of fuel contained – so as to optimise trim. The weight of the fuel can be distributed as best fits navigation requirements thereby consenting the hull to continuously perform under optimal trim.”
State-of-the-art design by Team For Design architect Enrico Gobbi presents a classical slant merged with functionalities previously unheard of on vessels this size. Particular attention has been paid to the perception of the sea itself on board; an awareness of the marine environment throughout the craft’s interior fittings evident in the varying heights of the quarter boards in select areas, the extensive use of glass and the possibility to directly see the sea from any interior. Lighting on board is exclusively LED so as to best accentuate furnishings while guaranteeing non-invasive, soft tones.
The lay-out draws inspiration from that of larger yachts as the generous interior space available on board readily lends itself to the task, beginning with the owner’s suite positioned on the main deck that enjoys private access to the relax area fore, on to the crew quarters which are quite spacious having taken into consideration the possibility of prolonged navigation. This amazing craft has even more to offer: lateral access mid-ship with a nearby day toilet and lobby that gives onto the sun deck, the lower deck dedicated to the guest cabins, to the owner’s suite via a dedicated hallway or to the bridge – all features that normally are to be found only on much larger yachts.
The version on show in Cannes, fitted according to precise instructions imparted by its owner, showed three guest cabins on its lower deck off a main corridor – one a full beam, mid-ship VIP cabin and two twin cabins each with its own private bath. Crew quarters are located fore and encompass the entire bow area offering comfortable and well-appointed living areas.
The main deck saloon and dining area both enjoy exceptional lighting and constant visual contact with the sea.
Stern is where there is an exceptional design effort aimed at guaranteeing new ways to truly experience the sea on board a yacht can best be encountered. The large garage aft, in addition to housing an RIB that can easily be lifted thanks to a specially designed mechanism, can be transformed in a matter of minutes into an on board gym or beach area.
Through the concerted effort of all their design planners, DL Yachts Shipyards has developed innovative solutions particularly effective in terms of noise reduction and minimisation of the level of perceived vibration that will soon be adopted by the entire line.
Regarding systems and equipment, DL Yachts claimed that the materials employed are of the highest quality and most modern technology available, incorporating redundancy features typical of ocean-going vessels where the possibility to bypass systems failure guarantees that level of efficiency necessary for re-entry.
For more information, visit DL Yachts.
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