March 30, 2016

Project: Maxi Dolphin MD65 Power

A further evolution of the MD61 project, Maxi Dolphin's MD65 aims to bring the open yacht virtues of the well received MD51 into larger sizes.  Designed as the 51 by Roberto Starkel, the 65 adds comfort to the package of the smaller models with a spacious standard three double cabins interior being key to some of the pluses of the larger size.  A crew cabin will be located at midships.  An optional layout will also feature two large staterooms with two large cabins, and the owners room moving to midships.  Standard power for the MD65 will come from twin 900hp Volvo engines with the large IPS1200 pod drives, this giving max speeds of 40 knots.  Optional choices will come from Man 1200hp and MTU 1360hp both these units coming with Arneson surface drives propulsion.