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Team for Design reveals jet-inspired 65m concept DB65

21 July 2023 • Written by Dea Jusufi

Italian design and architecture firm Enrico Gobbi — Team for Design has revealed its latest 64.9-metre concept, the jet-inspired DB65.

Built in aluminium, the motor yacht will sport the latest semi-displacement hull from Arrabito Naval Architecture. Enrico Gobbi, who heads up Team for Design, has envisioned a yacht with “lines in movement,” including a thin, tapered aft deck overhang that recalls the wings of a jet. These slender, aeronautical proportions are coupled with a metallic colour proposal and long lines of glazing. In high-traffic areas such as the owner’s cabin and main saloon, the design team has paid particular attention to large windows to let in plenty of light.

Accommodation is for up to 12 and includes an owner’s cabin with two possible configurations. Positioned on the main deck, the owner’s cabin would be full-beam and would see the wheelhouse sit on the upper deck. If the owner's suite was positioned on the upper deck forward, the cabin would be left open and with easy access to the forward sun area, while the wheelhouse would be located on the sundeck.

Interiors are light and neutral, with bright-toned woods, stones and leathers combined with soft, integrated backlighting. For the more decorative elements on board – particularly the walls, ceilings and hardware – the designers have used matte brass, gold detailing and the occasional azure accent.

DB65‘s showpiece is its multipurpose beach club, connected to a sheltered gym space and with glazing all around. Glass-sided and bordered by sunpads, the swimming pool can be used as an open-air cinema as it faces the gym sauna’s fold-down television screen. Exterior renderings also reveal a lateral-opening door which creates a sunbathing balcony close to the water’s edge.

Powered by twin CAT engines, DB65 has a maximum trial speed of 20 knots and range of 3,700 nautical miles when cruising at 12 knots. The owner will also have the option to add an electric hybrid propulsion system engineered in collaboration with Siemens Energy.

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