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Dynaship Yacht Designs presents new 68m Nautilus 650 concept

13 February 2023

Italian studio Dynaship Yacht Design has presented a new 68.3-metre explorer yacht concept called Nautilus 650 MY2023. The yacht has been envisioned with two distinct looks, with the first, the Black Whale edition, featuring a matte black exterior, 12.5-metre helicopter hangar and multiple pools. 

The "green-powered" yacht would be ice-classed and capable of exploring the planet's most high-latitude cruising grounds with a number of onboard innovations designed for scientific research and technical analysis. 

The exact nature of the eco-conscious propulsion has not been disclosed by the studio, but a representative of Dynaship said: "We have adopted a revolutionary product that was recently presented to us, these are the latest generation Azimuth pods certified to work even at very low temperatures."

Accommodation would be for 12 guests in five VIP cabins and an owner's suite in the forward part of the bow. "The owner's cabin will obviously have a predominant space with great versatility," said a statement from the studio. "Placing the owner in a space that in the bow part reserves [the owner] a swimming pool under large windows."

Crew accommodation is for 18 and could include provision for specialist science and research staff. 

The Nautilus 680 concept would have a wide variety of toys and accessories, including a 3,500kg helicopter, submersible and multiple Jet Skis. Solar lifeboats, capable of carrying 36 people, have also been integrated into the yacht's rugged exterior design and have been chosen for their minimal impact in the world's most remote regions.

All tenders and toys are stored on the lower deck aft, where there is also a floating dock. The garage is adjoined by a secondary saloon, designed to allow guests to recuperate and relax as soon as they step back on board the yacht. 

With exploration in mind, the concept is envisioned with 40-day autonomy at sea. Top speeds would be 17 knots, trimmed down to a cruising speed of 15 knots. 

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