Staying power: second Dreamline 26 launched with three more in build
by Risa Merl
DL Yachts has launched the second hull of its Dreamline 26 superyacht, and three more are in build, proving a popular model for the builder that is still a relative newcomer on the superyacht scene.
The second DL Yachts’ Dreamline 26 superyacht emerged from the builder’s shipyard in Ancona, Italy and was soon launched and berthed alongside the first Dreamline 34, which stopped traffic on the way to her launch this June.
DL Yachts only debuted its first yacht, and the new yacht building brand, at the Cannes Yacht Show last year, showing off the first of its pocket superyachts designed by Enrico Gobbi’s Team for Design with hull No 1 of the Dreamline 26.
This is a yacht truly deserving of the term “pocket superyacht” as Gobbi and his team have managed to squeeze so many details usually found on larger yachts into the 26 metre package. Take, for instance, the main deck master with wrap-around windows that give amazing views forward, and a door that opens directly from the owner’s cabin to a seating lounge on the forward deck. There is also a grand foyer entry and stairway to starboard, and guest staterooms are roomy.
Now as the second Dreamline 26 splashes and prepares to debut at the Cannes Yacht Show, hull No 3, 4 and 5 of the DL Yachts’ Dreamline 26 are already in build, and the yard is in discussions for a sixth. This rapid success in just a year since the company debuted its first yacht shows this is a builder that has staying power.
Much of this success can be attributed to the vast experience DL Yachts’ founders have in the yachting industry – more than 35 years – which they bring to the new yacht brand. The engineer and mastermind behind the Dreamline lineup is Peter Zuber, and the yachts feature a “lama chine waveless hull” specially designed by Giuseppe Arrabito at Arrabito Naval Architects. The innovative hull shape is intended to reduce fuel consumption to 75 litres/hour at 12 knots while offering a range of 3,500 nautical miles.
DL Yachts will bring both the Dreamline 26 and 34 to Cannes in September, and the Dreamline 34 will also go on to the Monaco Yacht Show later that month. Take a look aboard the Dreamline 26 now with a tour of hull No 1 in the video below.