Responsible for both her exterior and interior design is award-winning UK based yacht studio, Michael Leach Design. The design studio, alongside input from the owner’s design team, Star Design, was able to evolve the DY 75 Hybrid to create an additional three metres of length: changing her original name from 72m Custom 72 Hybrid, how she was referred to and sold as in January 2021, to 75.2m Custom DY 75 Hybrid.
Due to be delivered in 2024, this increase in size has undoubtedly increased the scope of a more innovative and self-sufficient life at sea, a important desire of the owner, who is represented by Burgess. Remarkably, the 75.2m hybrid will become the first private vessel to be able to grow food onboard, equipped with commercial-grade cultivation pods to produce a variety of vegetables.
Her innovative features provide her owner a chance to explore new and undiscovered places by superyacht, tackling some of the most challenging waters across the globe, whilst ensuring the utmost comfort and reliability.
The hybrid technology behind powering this impressive vessel consists of a DC grid with batteries, gensets and electric motors as well as two static converters. Both of the two diesel engines utilise a variable pitch propeller, alongside two electric motors which form another means of power, resulting in both quieter and zero-emission cruising.
Further cutting-edge adaptations continue throughout her design, as all outdoor spaces of the 75.2m expedition yacht will be finished in synthetic teak decking. Inside, a luxurious and spacious layout with a dedicated owners deck, VIP cabin and several entertaining areas, comfortably accommodates 10 to 12 guests alongside a crew of 14 plus a captain, and a staff of 10. She has an overall beam of 11.5m and a gross tonnage of 1,567.
We would like to congratulate Damen and all parties involved in the start of construction for this cutting-edge expedition vessel, and we certainly can’t wait to see her in all her glory at her launch in the coming years.