In March last year, Danish Yachts presented a new commercial initiative in the prestigious setting of the exclusive Palm Beach Yacht Club. The new venture is primarily focused on launching the Danish shipyard on the North American market, but at the same time strengthening its presence on the international scene as well. With the ambitious name “Superyachting’s New Superteam”, the idea took shape as a special collaboration between well known, well established builders and designers on the world stage. Danish Yachts, the Danish shipyard specialising in high-tech builds in the high-performance lightweight motor yacht sector, as well as the military and commercial sectors, selected US company Bradford Marine as its sales and service partner for North and South America. US firm Patrick Knowles Designs, the renowned specialist in custom yacht and private aircraft interiors, and Dutch firm Cor D. Rover Design, the famous specialist in luxury motor yacht interiors, were also called in to complete the international team and create an innovative design for a next generation super yacht. As Danish Yachts is currently an undisputed world leader in the marine industry when it comes to advanced composite construction techniques, with a particular focus on carbon fibre, it is certainly no surprise that the first project designed and developed by the superteam, the QuadraDeck 40 M, is therefore an all-carbon fibre
motor yacht with a construction system based on a vacuum infused carbon/sandwich built in a CNC female mould. The new design was presented to the public in September last year at the Monaco Yacht Show and in October at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. It is based entirely on naval architecture and marine engineering produced in-house by the Danish Yachts technical team. With a length overall of 40 metres / 131 feet and a total displacement of 200 tonnes, the QuadraDeck 40 M has numerous innovative characteristics that make it stand out, especially compared to the current types of motor yacht present in this market segment. This new offering from the Danish shipyard also boasts an exclusive, surprising exterior design by Cor D. Rover Design together with a prestigious, charming interior design by Patrick Knowles Designs. As the designer of the general concept for the QuadraDeck 40 M as well, Cor D. Rover pushed his vision beyond the usual parameters, imagining a yacht that is in harmony with the current requirements of a constantly evolving market, but at the same time one that has a unique, recognisable personality and character. As a result, the new yacht’s appearance is both modern and classic, thanks to a timeless design that gives the vessel a changeless beauty with constantly surprising aesthetic characteristics that are nonetheless never overdone. Drawing inspiration from the light and the surface of the sea alike, the designer “sculpted” the external look of the new yacht sharply and cleanly: “I like simple lines. I do not like confusion, but pure and honest shapes,” says Cor D. Rover with calm and conviction. He is clear about the main objectives of his work for Danish Yachts: “I wanted to create something that offered openness and space, together with luxury and simplicity.” However, when designing the yacht, the famous Dutch designer married simplicity with innovation with two truly ingenious masterstrokes: the patented Sky Terrace© concept and the patented QuadraDeck© concept, both brilliantly devised and developed by Cor D. Rover. The usable area of the sun deck notably benefits from the Sky Terrace concept with a 40% increase in size thanks to two symmetrical vertical features positioned either side of the hard top structure that unfold like wings to form teak-covered balconies on the port and starboard sides. With the QuadraDeck concept, meanwhile, the space on the other decks magically increases to the point that it is comparable with the space on much larger vessels. The secret is an additional, separate closed deck, built into the forward section of the superstructure, which houses the captain’s cabin and the wheelhouse as well as two wing stations on the port and starboard sides. Below the additional closed deck there is a large garage with standing headroom and openings on both the port and starboard sides, with room for two jetskis, a MOB boat and a tender 6.25 metres / 20 feet in length. This forward location for the garage made it possible to leave the aft section of the yacht completely free for a very large full-beam Beach Club which is ideal for sunbathing or lounging and entertaining, featuring three fold-down platforms and a bar area.
Together with some other unusual features of this new design, all of this means that the spaces on board the QuadraDeck 40 M are extremely versatile and adapt flawlessly to any need the Owner may have, meeting all their personal requirements in a rational, functional way and offering a wide range of options to achieve the perfect custom layout. In any case, although the various customisable solutions available vary, all the interiors will have large full-height windows offering an outstanding amount of light and providing an exceptional, entirely uninterrupted panoramic view of the sea. Danish Yachts presented the new design for the QuadraDeck 40 M with a basic proposed layout. On it, the sun deck features two sunbathing areas, the aft area with sun beds and the forward area with sun pads around a hydromassage tub. Amidships, a lounge area with sofas and coffee tables is positioned below the hard top, served by a bar and barbecue. On the upper deck, outside to aft there is an alfresco dining area with a table and chairs and a bar, while inside we find the sky lounge featuring a lounge area laid out with a sofa and armchairs around a coffee table, and a relaxation area with a gaming table and chairs. A lobby leads to the Owner’s suite with its study/office with desk and chair, a walk-in wardrobe/dressing room, a bathroom with a shower cubicle and hydromassage tub, and the full-beam master stateroom with a 180-degree panoramic view, featuring a double bed, a desk/dressing table and a sofa for relaxation. On either side of the master stateroom, two sliding glass doors provide access to two fixed balconies for the Owner’s use, with a chaise longue and a small table for breakfast for two.
The additional half deck houses the captain’s cabin with a double bed, a desk, a wardrobe and an en suite bathroom with shower cubicle, as well as the adjacent wheelhouse with a huge instrument panel, two pilot’s chairs and a sofa for guests.
On the main deck, outside to aft there is a lounge area with sofas and a coffee table, while inside is the salon which has a lounge area with sofas and chairs arranged around a coffee table and a dining area with a table and chairs. Amidships, there is a country-style kitchen, an open-plan galley and the entrance lobby with a day head, while forward is the garage for the tenders and water toys.
On the lower deck, the private guest accommodation is located amidships with four staterooms arranged around a lobby, each with a wardrobe and an en suite bathroom with a shower cubicle. Two of the guest staterooms each have twin beds while the other two are both full-beam VIP staterooms with a double bed, a desk/dressing table and a sofa for relaxation.
To aft, the beach club is located next to the engine room with three swimming platforms that can be laid out with sun beds and bar tables, a covered lounge area that can be fitted out with sofas and armchairs, a wet bar and a practical day head with a shower. The crew quarters are located in the prow with a crew mess and three crew cabins, each with two bunk beds, a wardrobe and a bathroom with a shower cubicle.
QuadraDeck 40 M Technical Specifications
|Construction||Vacuum infused Carbon/Sandwich built in female CNC|
|LOA||40 m / 131’ ft|
|Beam||9.2 m / 30’2’’ ft|
|Draft||2.1 m / 6’9’’ ft|
|Air height||14.1 m / 46’3’’ ft|
|Accommodations||10 guests in 4 guest rooms and 1 master|
|- Master Cabin||Top deck with access to Sky Lounge & Private Living Room|
|- VIP Cabins||2 x Lower deck with king size beds|
|- Guest Cabins||2 x Lower deck with twin beds|
|- Full Baths||5 x En‐suite|
|- Day Heads||3 x Day heads – Sky Lounge, Main deck, Beach Club deck|
|- Captain Cabin||Quad cabin deck|
|- Crew||Accommodation for up to 6 crew in 3 cabins|
|- Helm||Quad deck|
|Classification||DNV / GL& MCA alt
ABS x A1 AMS & MCA
|Engine Options||Dependent on speed requirements
-(example): Twin MTU 12V-4000 M90 (2736 HP)
|Speed||Cruising 21 knots
Maximum up to 25 knots
|Cruising Speed:||2,000 nautical miles|
|Cruising at 12 knots:||3300 nautical miles|
|Power:||2 x 2000 kW|
|Generators:||2 x 92 kW / 240 v / 60 Hz|
|Fuel||31,000 Litres / 8190 US gallons|
|Water||5,100 Litres / 1350 US gallons|
|Grey Water||1,500 Litres / 396 US gallons|
|Black Water||1,500 Litres / 396 US gallons|
|Exterior Designer||Core D Rover (Netherlands)|
|Interior Designer||Patrick Knowles Design (USA)|
|Naval Architecture||Danish Yachts A/S (Denmark)|
|Shipyard||Danish Yachts A/S, Skagen, Denmark
|USA Distributor and Services||Bradford Marine Inc (USA)|