First established in 1976, Dutch Shipyard Breedendam Yachts was inspired by the classic British Motor Torpedo Boat from the 1920s; a reminder to the yacht design world that retro can still be revolutionary.
Designed by long-time Breedendam collaborator, Guido de Groot – the Eightzero concept aims to “take a fresh look at how a classy gentleman’s sport yacht should look” by taking the lines and level of outfitting beyond what is expected from a typical large, open yacht.
He explains: “We were looking to try out some new lines to make a much more aggressive 24-metre concept with a really striking appeal for clients in the Mediterranean, and which we expect to be particularly popular with the American market.”
Penned with various interior layout possibilities and propulsion options in mind, the Eightzero sport boasts a large open outdoor entertainment deck with different seating areas, including one in front of the wheelhouse – a feature more typically found on modern explorer vessels.
With a spacious multifunctional aft deck, this carefully crafted space is perfect for guests to unwind and take in their surroundings, with the benefit of removable furniture and tenders and toys. Her spacious aft garage also houses a tender, a WaveRunner and numerous other water toys and amenities.
Created with socialising in mind, a great deal of attention has been given to ensuring that exterior and interior spaces blend seamlessly together for a relaxing onboard experience, with the large main deck aft cockpit area designed so that it can easily become part of the saloon area once it is closed off.
The Eightzero can host up to eight guests across three cabins, comprising one master, one VIP cabin and one additional guest stateroom, all of which are ensuite, as well as one crew cabin which houses up to two crew members.
In terms of performance, the Eightzero can either be powered by three Volvo Penta IPS 1200 engines. For those seeking a little more acceleration, she can also be equipped with large twin MTU or MAN engines for a top speed of more than 40 knots.
Her designer is certain that it will be only a matter of time before she comes to life and we will see her on the water in all of her glory: “We are already quite far on with the design, so this could come to life within two years, providing we had the right client interest.”