Brenta 80 DC (christened S/Y "Cool Breeze") is the new baby by Michael Schmidt under his new brand: Michael Schmidt Yachtbau in Greifswald, northern Germany.

Cool Breeze is the result of 40 years experience by Michael Schmidt, the founder of luxury sailing yacht builder HanseYachts. Mr. Schmidt, also the winner of the legendary Admiral’s Cup regatta in 1985 summarizes that project:

“This boat is an accumulation of my life’s work”

The exterior lines of the Brenta 80 DC were made by Lorenzo Argento who worked for the well-known Italian yacht design studio Luca Brenta. He was involved in most WALLY and B-Yachts projects over the last 20 years and founded his own design studio in 2016.

Brenta 80 Cool Breeze - Michael Schmidt Yachtbau
Brenta 80 - Michael Schmidt Yachtbau

Responsible for the interior is the award-winning architect Sir David Chipperfield. As a sailor and owner of a Brenta 42, he integrated his love to the sea in this project. He designed a very clean interior.

Michael Schmidt explains:

“The Brenta 80 DC is a completely European product, being built in Greifswald, Germany on the Baltic Sea. Brenta Design of Italy provides the exterior design with the styling and interior being created by David Chipperfield Architects of Great Britain and in RegaYacht, we have found a competent partner for all the composite work.”

Andreas Bock, Project Manager at MS Yachtbau commented:

“Up until now, most bluewater yachts have been heavy and slow. By using the lighter and more durable carbon fiber technology, we’re able to create a yacht that is not only faster but incredibly strong, durable and ultimately safer. Carbon fiber provides a very low displacement, more accurate control and more stability resulting in a more efficient yacht. It’s built for those who embrace the cruising lifestyle, sprinting large distances.”

As a sailor and fan of sailing yachts in the 70 to 130 class, I look forward to taking the chance for a visit when the Brenta 80 is finished to see her in all details.

Main Specifications

Length over all:23.99 m
Length of Waterline:21.75 m
Beam:6.00 m
Draft:3.50 m
Exterior Design:Lorenzo Argento
Naval Architecture:Lorenzo Argento
Interior Design:Sir David Chipperfield
Mainsail:188 m²
Selftacking Jib118 m²
Code0230 m²
Gennaker403 m²
Brenta 80 DC Layout
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