September 22, 2010

Project: Doride 72

While the market is still in very challenging waters it is still my surprise to see today new brands with a very ambitious project of a line of sport yachts from 72 to 112 feet. Doride Yacht from Milan is such a builder and presents its first project of a sport yacht with an invisible flybridge of 72 feet. The Doride 72 is a interesting design although on the exterior architect Coppo from Messina, Sicily responsible for the project has been inspired a little too much by another Italian brand from the Adriatic sea. But the difference is in the details to see and while the Doride may be a bit similar to something else, the new company offers some unique touches like the four cabin lower deck plus a two person crew cabin aft, a two level main deck layout which looks coming from a motor yacht, and the still not so easy to find on a 21 metres sport yacht invisible flying bridge. The fly offers a central helm station for two persons, a bench seat, and a central wide sun pad. Power for the Doride 72 is twin MAN 1550hp in a Vee drive shaft configuration which should give an estimated top speed of 36 knots. Construction will be with environment friendly infusion resin method.

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