Nedship has unveiled its design for a 39 metre yacht, the 650 Quadro, which promises the performance and handling of a bigger boat, as well as some unusual design features.
Consulting with both owners and crews, Nedship’s aim was to design a vessel under 40 metres in length with a fast hull, yet the stability and volume of a yacht of at least 45 metres. The result was the 650 Quadro - its name is derived from the yacht's 650 square metres of usable space and four decks. The decision was taken to use carbon-epoxy composite as a building material to keep weight as low as possible. A pure carbon option will also be available for owners focusing solely on performance.
'You have to find the best compromise, and because we are limited in space, of course, we put the best package together for the money and the size,' says Egon Faiss, marketing director at Nedship.
'Owners were requesting this, because if you go over 40 metres, you have to pay more for a 50 metre mooring at the marina. One wants a higher speed, another wants a higher range, or a stable boat, so it’s a challenge to design everything together.'
One of the most interesting aspects of the Quadro’s interior design is in the separation of the four decks. The entire lower deck is given over to crew quarters and service areas - unusual for a yacht of this size. For the crew this means more living space, and direct access to technical areas, laundry and galley.
Guests will all be accommodated on the main deck, with lots of space and a variety of cabin variations available. Owners can choose to have from three to five cabins, and even have a master suite on the upper deck, including a private sun deck.
'The crew is totally separated,' says Faiss. 'They can walk through the whole deck and also have an extra exit to bring on supplies. The main deck is completely quiet for guests, compared to the lower deck, because you don’t have splashing on the hull and you’re far away from the engine room.'
There’s also the option of a having a gym and cinema on the main deck forward, while the lower deck has a full-beam garage that can store plenty of toys, helping keep the decks tidy.
Various propulsion options are proposed, starting with twin 1,920hp MTUs with standard shafts for a 21 knot top speed up to a triple engine option of 2,600hp MTUs with KaMeWa jet drives for a 38 knot ride. A range extender engine package will allow 3,000 nautical mile passages at a cruising speed of 11 knots with the same fuel tank.
Count on a build time of between 18 and 24 months, depending on specifications, and a base price of €9.8 million.