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On board MSY’s new Brenta 80 SRD Makai

New-Build
Written by
Charl van Rooy

Micheal Schmidt Yachtbau launched its new Y8 Brenta 80 SRD in June this year and the yacht has since been delivered to her owner and named Makai. Following her debut at the Cannes Yachting Festival this year, here we take a quick look on board.MSY Y8 Brenta 80 SRD Makai

The Brenta 80 SRD (semi-raised deck) is a natural evolution from the 80 DC and is designed for family life on board, with no small amount of zest and oomph when it comes to performance. This unit in the semi-custom range was designed by Luca Brenta, Lorenzo Argento and the interior design team at Design Unlimited. Built from carbon and other lightweight materials on the interior, Makai is made for fast cruising but also very comfortable passages at sea.MSY Y8 Brenta 80 SRD Makai

As the first unit was built for a family that will be mostly spending time on board without a skipper, it was crucial to have a yacht that was safe and easy to run without complexities. Push button controls, dual helm stations and a large, secure cockpit makes running operations a breeze.

Inside, the raised saloon is lined with glass panels on the side and the top for the same bright and fresh experience as one will have out on deck. The interior of Makai is finished in a light oak, but Design Unlimited says clients can select from a wide variety of woods and decorative styles to suite their tastes.MSY Y8 Brenta 80 SRD MakaiMSY Y8 Brenta 80 SRD Makai

The master suite is placed forward and comes with a free-standing bed, making moving about the cabin easier and safer. Elsewhere, two additional cabins are available for guests with a possible third in bunk bed arrangement also possible.MSY Y8 Brenta 80 SRD MakaiMSY Y8 Brenta 80 SRD Makai

Makai’s fixed keel draws 3.5 metres below the waterline and rises 35 metres above water with a single mast and recognisable black sails.