At the Monaco Yacht Show 2013, Dutch superyacht builder Royal Huisman, and famed designer Andrew Winch unveiled project DART, an 80m/ 262ft yacht. Royal Huisman has a model of the motoryacht is on display on their stand, at the Düsseldorf Boat Show.
The motoryacht version of the DART project, is designed as a lightweight, long range, high performance motor yacht employing very advanced propulsion techniques, offering the benefits of fuel efficiency, high manoeuvrability, lower emissions, and minimal noise and vibration.
The yacht is driven by two azimuthing pulling propellers. A versatile and efficient variable output power generation system will be directed to a twin propulsion set-up that, among many other advantages, supplies added power for a forward and retractable bow-thruster.
On board, DART will feel like a boutique hotel, complete with a beach deck and pool that provide the perfect connection with the surrounding waters when at anchor or underway. Two large tenders, artfully concealed beneath the foredeck, provide fast, safe and weather-protected shoregoing transport.