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DND Yacht Design’s new Yacht Series for Puccini Yachts


DND-82-SYNOPSISDND Yacht Design, a Chinese studio led by European designers Stefano Caruso and Frédéric Bonnet, started the development of their new Yacht Series with recently founded Puccini Yachts’ shipyard.
The Xiamen-based Chinese shipyard already as a portfolio comprising models ranging 55ft to 108ft, and the new Yacht Series will enrich this portfolio with a 62ft, a 82 ft and a 108 ft models. Puccini Yachts will built all such yachts and will also be in charge of sales in the Chinese market.
About the upcoming new yacht series, French yacht designer Frédéric Bonnet assured that they will fit the owners’ wishes: “These yachts are conceived to be semi-custom, to fulfill the needs of clients with different needs and tastes”.
Italian designer Stefano Caruso added: “The exterior styling is modern and clean and features details and solutions usually found on superyachts, such as the full height windows around the saloon and in the custom version for China even a piano in the saloon.”
The Synopsis 82’, the first model to be engineered, is on display at a showroom in Wuyuan Bay, Xiamen, China. The 24.9m motoryacht features an aft cabin layout, with multiple choices for the interior distribution.
The general deck plan is literally designed as an open space: one is able to walk on a perfect straight line from the platform to the fore cabin. A single staircase on the transom leads to a huge cockpit using the full beam.
Synopsis’s hull has a low bulwark, providing stunning views from the salon and its full high glass windows.
She has a 6.3m beam and 70 tonne displacement, and her engine options include 2x MAN v12-1400 HP / 2x CAT C18-1150 HP/ 2x Volvo D13-900 HP.
Luxury motor yacht DND 108’ is currently under development at a preliminary stage of the design, keeping in line with the 82’ yacht. Stefano Caruso recognizes that she won’t be an easy project for such a newly founded shipyard, but he is hopeful that, once the design is ready, it will take less than three years to build the first hull.
Frédéric Bonnet shows his confidence that the series will appeal international as well as the local yacht market: “The Series is being developed to demonstrate that today, China has the ability to hit the market with high-class products, thought and built through our independent mind. We know all the difficulties. Just the simple fact that China is outsider in Yachting, gives reason to these projects to being, and prove our abilities in realizing people’s dreams. We want to draw via this Series, what will be the Icon of Chinese Yachting.”