March 20, 2013

Project: Astondoa 65 GLX

Astondoa presents the project of the 65 GLX a model which replaces the 66, also as entry level of the Motor Yacht line from the Spanich builder. Italian Christian Gatto again is the designer, and in this model he seems to want to form a bridge between that of a cruiser feel to that of a larger yacht.  Without a doubt the line presented is sports and is less conservative to that of the 66 which was designed by other Italians Nuvolari Lenard.  Interesting notes in the looks of the 65 is the astetic reverse shear line in the middle, and the fore deck area with two sunbads and a middle passageway. Three huge owners and guest cabins plus a crew room to aft are present in the lower deck plan interior.  The main deck offers an interesting layout with an astern galley, an opposite L-shaped relaxing sofa, and a dining area to port of the lower main pilot station.  Standard power is twin MAN 1000hp with high hoping top speeds estimated of 33 knots with a 30% load.