Fast and masterful. Power and technology are expressed through jaunty exterior styling in a modern evolution of style. Multifunctional open-air spaces at the bow and stern are joined together with an exclusive large open-view terrace set above the innovative sun deck. Light-filled interiors feature large panoramic windows and luxurious surroundings that are as comfortable as any contemporary home.
Their speed and aggressiveness mean that sporty open yachts continue to hit the spot, going straight to the heart of those who love strong emotions that offer a sense of exclusivity while being rebellious at the same time. That’s why new products continue to flow out from the Italian yard Tecnomar, which is a leading player in the sport hull sector with its great sporty open yachts; and now with its equally sporty large fly yachts such as the Nadara 43 Triple Deck. The Nadara, which is almost 43 metres in length, has three decks in addition to the fly. We presented the project while she was under construction, and described it in great length in our article published earlier this year in issue number 6 of Yacht Première.
The Nadara range of sporty fly yachts is the perfect counterpart to the line of sporty open yachts named Velvet. The latter comprises a range of numerous models of between 20 and 36 metres. Each of them has a look that conveys the unmistakeable style of all of Tecnomar’s vessels. They define that dynamic “family feeling”, in which a sporty look is key, and has always been synonymous with this brand. While the styling and shapes may change with each new model, they always remain faithful to the yard’s image. The Velvet 35 made a very successful debut, providing further confirmation that Tecnomar is one of the leading yacht builders in the large open segment. Four years on, the Viareggio yard now presents the second generation of its maxi open yachts, with the Velvet 36, the latest luxurious, prestigious flagship in its open range.
The main dimensions and data
When building its large new boat, Velvet 36, the Italian yard Tecnomar chose to use a fibreglass composite as the main construction material for the hull and superstructure. The vessel has been awarded the Italian R.I.NA classification and full 100 A 1.1 Y certification. With her overall length of 36 metres and overall beam of nearly 7.5 metres, the new Velvet 36 can accommodate eight people in four staterooms, with a crew of five in three cabins. The engine room contains two heavy 16-cylinder V type diesel engines (396 TE 94 series) by the German firm MTU, each producing nearly 3000 hp, equal to nearly 2,000 kilowatts, provided at full engine speed of 2,000 rpm. Both engines are connected to their respective propeller shafts by a V-drive transmission system through two 7550V reverse reduction gears by German specialist ZF.
This powerful system allows the new Velvet 36 to reach stated maximum speeds of
35 knots in normal conditions with average load, and maintain an estimated cruising speed of 32 knots in normal conditions with average load. On Velvet 36 the tanks are arranged lengthways in the double bottom to achieve even distribution of weight and lower the boat’s barycentre. This optimises the dynamic equilibrium ratios during cruising. The fuel tanks can hold more than 11 thousand litres, while the freshwater tanks have a capacity of 2,000 litres. Meanwhile, the tanks for collecting and storing waste water have a capacity of 700 litres. The Velvet 36 is well equipped with technical apparatus, including two efficient generator sets using two reliable 33-Kw Kohler generators. These can fulfil all the requirements of the various onboard utilities and the technical systems too. A lifting hatch in the transom provides access to the tender garage, which has space for a hard-bottom dinghy. This can be launched using a special davit with an extendable arm to move it over the wide platform. [...]