August 9, 2016

New Model: Storm X-65

Storm yachts from Holland continue to turn its projects into reality and after building its first X-53 model, launches it's second the X-65.  Again a project of Frank Laupman for exterior and interior with Van Oossanen responsible for naval architecture and the patented Fast Displacement Hull Form, Storm X-65 offers a three cabins, three heads layout with an owners stateroom located at midships.  Living is all concentrated on the main deck with a living saloon on entrance, galley to starboard, and dinette to port side.  Helm station is located in a central position.  X-65 also features a fly bridge, although hull one of the series has used this purely for sunbathing purposes.  Standard power is twin Volvo 800hp with IPS pod propulsion, or optional line shaft and slower Cats 375hp units.     
Technical Data:
LOA - 20.4 m (66.9ft)
Waterline Length - 19.9 m
Beam - 5.6 m
Draft - 1.45 m
Displacement - 45,000 kg unloaded, 50,000 kg loaded
Fuel Capacity - 6000 l
Water Capacity - 2000 l
Accommodation - 5 berths in 3 cabins
Engines - 2 x Volvo D13 800hp, 2 x Cats C7 375hp
Propulsion - Volvo dual propeller forward looking IPS1050 pod drives, line shafts with Cats option
Speed - 24 knots max with Volvo 800hp, 16 knots max with Cats 375hp
Hull Shape - Round bilge Fast Displacement Hull Form
Construction - aluminium 7 mm thick for hull, 5 mm for super structure
Project - Frank Laupman Omega architect for lines and interior, Van Oossanen naval architect