The Maxi Dolphin boatyard has won the prestigious “Nautical Design Awards”, sponsored by Yacht & Sail (Rcs Mediagroup) and ADI (Association for Industrial Design), in the category reserved for “Sailing yachts up to 24 metres” with its Nacira 67 Shamlor, designed by Axel de Beaufort.
Following are the motivations behind the panel’s decision:
“The jury selected this boat for the high level of workmanship that has always distinguished the Maxi Dolphin boatyard. In this case in particular, its 100% carbon construction was found to be extremely precise. The boat was inspired by very large ocean crafts with a stern with canting keel and central canard. This choice allowed the designer to revamp the interiors by moving the saloon to the stern, placing it in contact with the external environment”
Technical data: LOA 19.50 m, beam 5.55 m, draught 3.35 m, displacement 16 t, sailing area 263 m2
The prize, now in its third edition, is awarded by a jury consisting of both ADI designers and a team of ship owners led by Walter de’ Silva from Volkswagen. Some of the ship owners who judged the yachts nominated for the 2012 NDA prize included Giorgio Armani, Vittorio Missoni, Lamberto Vallarino Gancia and the mayor of Venice Giorgio Orsoni
The winners of the Nautical Design Awards will later be assessed by the Permanent Observatory for ADI Design to select nominees for the Index awards and the Compasso d’Oro, the most important recognition in the design world since 1956.
Varazze- 29th September 2011. We are glad to announce the launch of the new sailing yacht built at our premises in Erbusco Brescia and named Dream 67’ “Shamlor”.
French naval architects Finot-Conq have some pedigree when it comes to extreme sailing yacht designs – alongside several models for big-name production builders, the studio has also developed an enviable portfolio of custom racers and fast cruisers such as IMOCA 60s and the Pogo series. So when they announce that they have designed the world’s fastest 100ft cruiser, it’s time to sit up and take note.
Her racing pedigree is instantly obvious from her chined hull with the beam carried well aft. But there’s more – she will sport a rig that towers more than 46m above the water, her main will be a full square-top cut with runners in place of a backstay; she will have 9-ton water ballast tanks each side, a short-chord performance lifting keel (drawing 5.4m when down and 3m raised), twin rudders and full carbon construction.
Accommodation will be laid out for up to 12 guests and three or four crew, with all but one of the guest cabins located forward of the raised saloon. Under her generous, uncluttered aft deck there will be a tender garage, with a stern door that will double as a bathing platform.
The 30.48m yacht will be built by Maxi Dolphin in Italy for a French client, and she is provisionally scheduled for a May 2013 launch.
Builder Maxi Dolphin
Project manager François Boucher
Maximum length 30,48 mt
Waterline length 29,90 m
Maximum beam 8,30 m
Draught 3,00/5,40 m
Displacement 52,00 Ton (measurement trim)
Construction Prepreg Carbon/Nomex
Keel 17,00 Ton
Fuel tank 2.000 + 2.000 l
Engine 300 hp Yanmar
Guest cabins 5
Crew cabins 2
P 43 m
E 13,20 m
J 10,80 m
Total sail area 689,0 m2 ca.
Mainsail area 397,0 m2 ca.
Jib area 292,0 m2 ca.
MD90, a project born from a precise request that Ocean Independence, brokerage leading society, made to Mr. Harry Miesbauer, young and well-known designer, for a high speed, modern, reliable performance cruiser, able to win races and, above all, beautiful!
Maxi Dolphin announces its presence to the Portofino Rolex Trophy, invitational regatta that Yacht Club Italiano and Rolex have reserved to some of the most prestigious wooden boats.
Maxi Dolphin reconfirmed its partnership, as a Contributing Sponsor, with the Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta (LPSR). For the occasion Maxi Dolphin will put an MD51 Power yacht at disposal of the VIP guests and of the International press, to follow the grueling competition from close.
The MD 51’ Power Tender by Maxi Dolphin will be the courtesy boat for the
Azzurra’s team during the Sardinian edition of the Louis Vuitton Trophy.
During the race, which is taking place in La Maddalena island (Sardinia) from May 22nd until June 6th 2010, the power yacht built by the Erbusco (Brescia) based shipyard will commute the Azzurra’s team back and forth from their base to the race course.
This event marks the continuation of the sodality between Maxi Dolphin and Azzurra, started with the just completed refitting of Azzurra ’83, the first ever Italian boat to compete in the America’s Cup.