Exclusivity Is Key to the Success of the New Porsche Yacht
Earlier this year, we reported on the introduction of the Porsche Grand Turismo Transatlantic superyacht, also known as the GTT 115. The design and creation of the GTT 115 was a collaboration between the world-reknowned auto maker and Monaco-based yacht builder, Dynamiq.
At the time of its introduction, the Porsche yacht, was just the latest in a growing trend of high-end luxury automakers, combining their skills and expertise in collaboration with yacht builders, to market to the same target audience of high net worth individuals. Such partnerships resulted in the 46 feet long, Arrow 460 Granturismo, the first luxury yacht designed and built by Mercedes-Benz, and the AM37, which was built by Quintessence Yachts in conjunction with Aston Martin. This year alone we have also seen the introduction of the Lexus Sport Yacht, and the Niniette 66, a collaboration between Palmer Johnson and Bugatti.
These kinds of collaborations between luxury yacht makers and luxury car makers, are redefining the term “superyacht,” to not necessarily only mean “super” in size, but super in terms of performance, style and luxury.
Since its introduction, the Porsche GTT 115 has been making waves, and much of its rise in popularity is attributable not only to its unique style, but its limited edition, making it a true collectible for the most discriminating of yacht buyers. As Sergei Dobroserdov, CEO of Dynamiq, has said, “No matter where you travel in the world, the chances will probably be low that you’ll run into someone [else] with this yacht.” Dynamiq’s collaboration with Porsche will result in the production of only seven GTT 115s. With that few in production, and a price tag of over $16 million US, Dobroserdov is probably right!
Other Features of the Porsche GTT 115 Superyacht
Known for such iconic sports cars as the Porsche 911 and Boxster, the GTT 115 is the German auto maker’s first foray into the superyacht market. The hybrid superyacht was one of the highlights of the recent Monaco Yacht Show. Speaking at the show, Dobroserdov said, “The launch [of the GTT 115] is the culmination of a long process of design and development to introduce a new kind of superyacht to the market. The GTT 115 has the latest technology to combine comfortable high-speed cruising at over 21 knots, with efficient fuel consumption and a long range of more than 3,400 nautical miles.” He also described the Porsche yacht as “the modern gentlemen’s superyacht.”
Porsche’s Studio FA, the design group that was responsible for creating Porsche sunglasses, watches and other branded luxury items, took charge of the boat’s exterior styling, mimicking the body shapes that have made Porsche’s cars instantly recognizable the world over.
The sleek and sexy lines of the GTT 115, are definitely Porsche inspired, however, its interiors, rather than being sports car sparse, are every inch superyacht luxury. “At 115 feet overall, the yacht offers the versatile spaces and feel of a much larger vessel. It maintains its sporty edge while still being suitable enough to have friends and family on, to host dinners or ventures on the water,” said Dobroserdov.
Fitted with seven-foot-high ceilings on both decks, the spacious cabins are lined with carbon fiber and marble detailing throughout, with furniture and throw-pillows finished with the same material as the seats in a Porsche 911R.
The boat has been designed to cater to a maximum of 12 people – six passengers and six crew members. She is powered by two MAN diesel engines with a combined 12,594 horsepower, and also runs as a hybrid using two 20.8 kW electric motors.
Owing to a legacy that built its reputation on the Autobahn, at full tilt, the GTT 115 Hybrid can reach a top speed of over 21 knots, when operating on the diesel engines alone.
Dobroserdov confirms that two smaller versions – a 100ft and 85ft – GTT are in development and will be revealed before the end of the year.
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If you are an auto enthusiast that is as excited as we are about these collaborations between designers of fine automobiles and yacht builders, we would be happy to see if we could “put you behind the wheel” of one of these incredible new machines!
If a more traditional, but equally luxurious motor yacht is more your speed, we can certainly help you there as well. Feel free to contact us about any motor yacht in our new or pre-owned listings.
It’s not always easy to stay on top of what’s new in motor yachts. If you would like to benefit from our expertise in these areas, or if you have any questions or comments about this blog post, do not hesitate to contact our Sales Specialists, or call us at 954-900-9988.
All Photos Courtesy Dynamiq – http://www.bedynamiq.com/models/gtt115/