Designers and Engineers at Scottish shipyard A. Mylne & Co., the world’s oldest yacht design firm in continuous production, have kept their hard work on Project PF36 under wraps since November, 2010. Their carefully defined goal is to deliver a design solution that meets the Owner’s requirement for a transoceanic classic yacht with classic proportions and detailing that will not damage his environmental credentials.
To capture the splendor of the Golden Era of Yachting down to the last detail, designers are opting for pre-war materials and techniques, visually evident in the use of bronze rather than stainless steel and a very classic shear line. The narrow hull cuts in just above the waterline for the best possible performance at 10 knots, with a target fuel consumption on propulsion of 30 liters per hour.
Characteristic of prewar builds were very noisy engines. A whimsical reference was a requirement of the design that the gentle beat of the engine be just audible throughout the yacht. This was accomplished through the installation of a Grenaa 6 cyclinder engine delivering a maximum of 600BHP at 500 RPM. This weighty and robust unit meets Tier II emissions requirements, and provides the yacht with a beating heart.
Interiors will be a contemporary take on the classic theme. Renowned Scottish designer Malcolm Duffin has the task of producing stunning spaces that will not upstage the Owner’s collection of marine antiquities. To further augment this retro aesthetic many re-claimed and re-cycled fittings are being used including recovered windows, bridge equipment, winches and fittings. Their use reinforces pre-war authenticity while contributing to the project`s “green” credentials.
Type: Single Screw Gentleman’s Motor Yacht
Gross Tonnage: 230 Tonnes
Construction: Steel Hull, Ice Class, Aluminum and Teak Deck House
Class: Lloyds +100A1 SSC YACHT MONO G6 ICE CLASS 1D
Engine: 600bhp Grenaa Diesel
Range: 5000+ Nautical Miles