NDS Evolution Yacht

NDS Evolution by JFA Yachts (Long Island 85)

JFA Yachts delivered the second unit of the Long Island 85-series, christened NDS EVOLUTION. The first unit is the Windquest.

The exterior design of the Long Island 85 comes from naval architect Marc Lombard. The yacht is a lightweight construction with aluminum hulls and composite superstructure. Furthermore, NDS EVOLUTION is equipped with a carbon fiber rig and a performance sail design with D4 technology. The whole yacht comes with a displacement of just 56 tons. During the sea trials, the yacht reached eleven knots upwind with true winds of fifteen knots.

Photos: Benoit Stichelbaut / JFA Yachts

Darnet Design is responsible for the interior design that features lightweight furniture. The saloon features a 360-degree view, dining table, a helm station and a bar. In the hulls are three guest cabins, two crew cabins, and the galley.

The owner’s cabin is located on the foredeck (has the full-beam between the hulls) and features a panoramic view and direct access to the foredeck net. The owners’ bathroom has been placed in the port side hull together with the children cabin with three beds and a guest cabin.

The starboard hull has two further guest cabins, the galley and the cabin for a crew of two.

Interior photos: Bernard Galeron / JFA Yachts

YXT 20 - Yacht Support Tender

Yacht-X-Tender - part of Lynx Yachts built one of the smallest yacht support vessel with a length of 20 meters - the YXT 20.

This support vessel features a deck space of 45 sqm to carry a choice of larger tenders and watersport toys for the main yacht. The boat has two cranes. One with a lifting capacity of 1.7 tons and a 360° slew on the main deck, the other one with a capacity of 0.5 tons that is also the gangway.

A crew of four in two single-bed cabins with bathrooms will be aboard to service the shadow boat and the tenders. The boat is equipped with a crew mess, galley, and laundry. The interior was designed by Franck Darnet.

YXT 20 Interior
YXT 20 Interior

YXT 20 is powered by two Cummins diesel engines with 715 HP each. The operating range is about 900 nautical miles.

The YXT range is available from 20 – 40 meters. The first unit of the 20m edition was launched in summer 2016.

Slim Bouricha – Lynx Yachts President – comments:

“The main reason for owning a shadow vessel is really to unleash the potential of the main yacht and enhance considerably the yachting experience. Owners and charterers are more and more demanding and there are so many new desired toys and tenders every year. Once we reach a certain size, it does not make sense to upsize anymore and give out prime real estate space. The YXTconcept will deliver more than the bigger yacht can, at a starting price just below 2M€. As for the operating expenses, a YXT will be revealed to be considerably less expensive as well. The variations are endless, whether we are carrying nautical tenders or cars, buggies or motorcycles … even extra accommodation. We have also received many inquiries from people who want to use the YXT as their main yacht, and our team is very busy on the drawing board to develop the perfect YXT for each one of these potential owners. Our YXT series has been designed so that it is a platform with enough flexibility to respond to a large range or requirements”

Main Specifications

Length over all:21.45 m
Beam:5.50 m
Draft1.30 m
Exterior Design:Diana Yacht Design
Naval Architecture:Lynx Yachts
Interior Design:Franck Darnet
Main Engines:2 x CUMMINS QSM 11 – 2×715 HP
Top Speed:15.5 knots
Cruising Speed:14 knots
Fuel Capacity:98,000 l
Fuel Consumption:280 litres / hour (max. speed), 200 litres (cruising speed)

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45m Atomic Sunrise Yachts

45m "Atomic" debuts at FLIBS 2014

Sunrise Yachts introduces new 45m yacht Atomic at FLIBS 2014

The second vessel in the Sunrise 45m series was delivered last month in Antalya. The yacht will debut at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, October 30 – November 3, 2014.

Timeless yacht concepts last forever: Five years after delivering Africa, Sunrise Yachts launched a sister ship in August in Antalya started as Project Sunset - Hull 182. The yacht's name Atomic remained confidential until its delivery to its North-American client as the yacht was a surprise to his family!

Atomic is a three-deck, deep-sea, full displacement, transatlantic, steel hull and aluminium superstructure luxury motor yacht, built to operate for private use or charter in all seas and oceans of the world.

The yacht’s main characteristics include large volumes at 499 Gross Tons, excellent deck heights, great stability, comfort and seaworthiness, very low levels of sound and vibration, an affective layout, and extreme fuel efficiency.

A full-length technical tunnel running from the engine room to the bow-thruster compartment – an unprecedented feature on yachts in this category until the launch of the first vessel in the series, Africa – provides easy access to tanks and systems at bilge deck level.

The interior design was entrusted to the talent of Nantes-based Franck Darnet Design, who had previously designed the interior for Africa. In sharp contrast with the first Sunrise 45m’s dark tropical woods, "Hull 182”’s contemporary and elegant décor will feature light veneers and a bright colour scheme.

Following the yacht's maiden cruise in Turkey and Greece last month, the owner stated:

[quote]"I was thrilled to step aboard Atomic at the launch. As I walked around the yacht I found everything to be just as designed. The team at Sunrise have built me a master piece, perfect in fit and finish and crafted with a talent for detail. It was a pleasure working with the young company owners and team as they all wanted to go beyond the norm to create a wonderful yachting experience. I love the sturdy steel hull built to be a world wide capable yacht yet designed to be miserly on fuel. Atomic will be an awesome floating family home, a base for great adventure."[/quote]

Guillaume Roché, the Sunrise Yachts CEO, stated:

[quote]“Just like M/Y Africa was one of the “star” yachts when introduced at the Monaco Yacht Show, we are confident that the new 45m will be one of the most notable yachts delivered worldwide this year in its category. We believe that the yacht further demonstrates our commitment to excellence and to continually improving our standards while remaining a competitive alternative to quality European builders.”[/quote]

Atomic will be showcased – by appointment only – at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, October 30-November 3rd, 2014.

Video of Atomic

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Main specifications

Length over all:44.85 m
Beam:8.93 m
Draft:2.70 m
Exterior Design:Studio Scanu
Naval ArchitectureSunrise Yachts / Karatas Yacht Design
Interior Design:Franck Darnet Design
Engines:2 x MTU 12V2000 M70
Max. Speed:16 knots
Range:4.000+ nm

JFA Yachts - 164' New explorer -fwd view

50m Explorer Yacht Project by JFA Yachts

JFA Yachts unveiled a newly styled explorer yacht design.

The design of the explorer yacht has been developed with Bill Dixon and the French interior designer Franck Darnet. This elegant silhouette with only 3 decks for the 50m of length permits the vessel to stay under 500 GRT.

This Explorer Yacht offers 4 guests cabins located on at the lower deck and a full beam master cabin forward on the main deck with private access to the foredeck. This large cabin has a bathroom with a bath, a wardrobe, and an office. The main deck proposes a large saloon with a dining area directly connected with the aft deck saloon. Another saloon is fitted on the upper deck aft of the wheelhouse.

Franck Darnet also proposes to install the master cabin on the upper deck instead of the saloon. This configuration allows for an amazing view and a private aft deck. The interior design will be modern with light oak furniture and panels enrobed in white tissue.

The outside area offers a large saloon on the aft deck with stairs to access directly on the fold down swim platform for bathing or tender access. In the aft lower deck, a gymnasium with bathroom will be fitted.
The forward deck is fitted with a large locker that receives the main 20’ tender. This large locker could be converted into a pool when the tender is launched. The foredeck will be fitted with another locker to house the crane and another one for a jet ski.

A small observation deck has been fitted over the wheelhouse to enjoy panoramic views.

Bill Dixon and his team have done a lot of work to ensure she is an energy efficient yacht with a great deal of autonomy. Aluminum was the chosen build material because of the impact on weight and maintenance. Equipped with 2x 1000Hp engines, this yacht should be able to reach 16.5 Knots top speed and 12.5 Knots cruising speed and to cover a range of over 4800 nm. The yacht will be equipped with zero speed stabilizers, high-quality air conditioning system and will be built with very low noise level targets.

This Explorer Yacht has been conceived to sail to remote areas. She will benefit from the large experience of JFA Yachts with reliable yachts such as Axantha I, Axantha II, Hortense, Rose of Jericho and Bystander. All these yachts have sailed intensively and already covered a lot of nautical miles including world tours.

Main Specifications

Length over all:50.03 m
Beam:9.97 m
Draft:2.50 m
Exterior Design:Bill Dixon Yacht Design
Naval Architecture:Bill Dixon Yacht Design
Interior Design:Franck Darnet
Materials:Steel hull and aluminum superstructure
Range @ 12 knots:4.800 nm
Cruising Speed:12,5 knots
Max. Speed:16,25 knots

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JFA Yachts - 164' New explorer - Colored profile

JFA Yachts - 164' New explorer - GA Upper Deck
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