Ocean Class 65 Design Confirmed

J&J Design is proud to present their latest development: the Ocean Class 65.
The hull shape and superstructure were designed with world-girdling, ocean going performance in mind.

With her powerful engine options (twin CAT Acert 1150 HP engines, shaft drive), long range fuel tank capacity, anti-roll stabilizers and all the amenities of home, she will pamper her guests whether on a cruise around the world or at rest in your favorite anchorage.

Greenline 36 in Miami Video

At the Fort Lauderdale boat show in early November the new Greenline 36 Hybrid was received with applause. First 36s were sold to USA and trial sailing dates are booked out through the end of this year.

The video gives an initial overview of this new J&J project. Our office conceived, designed and engineered the boat. Complete tooling and prototyping support was supplied by RND.

Ferretti Yachts 450 New in Cannes 2016

The Ferretti 450, first shown at the Cannes Yachting Festival in September, amazes with her good looks, beautiful interior styling, ample space, practicality and, especially notable large flybridge area with many amenities. The new hull design is a most useful synergy of seaworthiness, performance and easy handling. The design was made by Zuccon International Project, and J&J Design is responsible for the naval architecture, engineering of the yacht and the design of the new production process.

Photo source: Ferretti Group

Fjord 42 Open Presented at the Monaco 2016

At the Monaco Yacht Show 2016 at the end of September Fjord 42 Open was introduced, 12.8 meters of sheer performance and design.

Twin Volvo IPS600 with 870 horsepower push the Fjord 42 to impressive 38 knots, while pampering her guests with unparalleled comfort, convenience and safety. The iconic design appearance will turn heads, not only in Miami and Monaco. Extensive range from 900 litres of fuel, ease of use with joystick controls, water capacity of 300 litres and cockpit kitchen amenities will keep the captain and guests happy. Patrick Banfield designed the hull geometry while J&J Design supplied the engineering of the boat and designed exterior, interior and the production process.

Photo source: Fjord Boats

Greenline 36 Hybrid Introduced at Interboot 2016

At Interboot, the Friedrichshafen Boat Show 2016, a new hybrid, the latest in the Greenline range, was first shown to the public. It is a modern classic, and yet a game-changer: while introducing new, refreshed aesthetics into the Greenline Hybrid range, it is also the world’s first production boat that features reversed-cycle air conditioning as standard equipment. With its open, comfortable space and easy water access the new Greenline 36 Hybrid is equally well suited for fun and entertainment day trips as it is for long cruises. Powered by a Volvo D3 coupled to a Mahle electric motor and Torqeedo batterries, she has good electric range at displacement speed and fast planing in the diesel mode. J&J Design provided the naval architecture, boat engineering, exterior and interior design as well as the production process design.

Photo source: SVP Yachts

Sunbeam 22.1 Nominated for the European Boat of the Year

Sunbeam yachts are known for their no-nonsense, functional and good looking products and the latest addition to their range, also the smallest, 22.1 is a good example. Being featherlight with a good ballast ratio, she proves a charm to be sailed singlehanded. The interior is light and comfortable.

She is nominated for the European Boat of the Year 2017 and was chosen as the official boat of the national sailing Bundesliga in Austria. J&J teamed with Manfred Schoechl to design and engineer this compact sailor of promising future.

Photo source: Sunbeam Yachts

Nautor ClubSwan 50 Announced

One of the most awaited sailboats of the 2016 is the new ClubSwan 50. Created for the 50th anniversary of Nautor she is an important milestone in the yard’s history. Full carbon Sprint® construction, Southern Spars EC3® carbon rig, carbon keel fin and twin rudders make her a true beast while still allowing shorthanded sailing. The interior, by Poltrona Frau, is a marvel with its contemporary yet modern styling, a showcase of a clear Italian style. J&J Design delivered the engineering of the boat and the production process design. 

Photo source: Nautor’s Swan

Bavaria R40 World Premiere at Cannes 2016

At the Cannes Yachting Festival in September two new Bavaria R series boats were premiered: Bavaria R 40 Fly and Bavaria R 40 Coupe. Their most convincing advantages can be summarized in the following points:

  • large social area connecting the salon and the cockpit
  • two very enjoyable full-beam and comfort-balanced cabins with ensuite washrooms
  • performance and handling of a sports car

J&J Design contributed the naval architecture, design and engineering.

Photo source: Bavaria Yachts

Jeanneau Leader 46 Review in Motor Boat & Yachting

Europe’s premier motorboating magazine published a 6-page review of the Leader 46 in the September issue, of a boat where J&J Design contributed the naval architecture. It is a front page article by Jack Haines, undertitled An open and shut case for France’s brilliant new sports star. Leader 46 is the top of Jeanneau’s Leader line and already won the Nautic Design Award (France, 2015) and Boat of the Year (Slovenia, 2016).

The review boat was an enhanced version with twin 435 hp Volvo Penta IPS600 engines, cockpit doors plus the 11 kW generator and it was “thoroughly put to test through the wringer and howling conditions off Cannes”. Haines praised the the boat, besides overall performance, for “its ability to mould itself to your exact boating needs, be that with an open or closed deck, two or three cabins or a choice of three engines and two drive options”. He also noted impressive details such as the superb finish in the helm station where “the dash is coated in anti-glare material and you hold on to an attractive, chunky leather steering wheel”.

An accent from the verdict: “The talented hull relishes rough conditions and the handling will make you smile.”

Electric & Hybrid Marine World Expo

On Tuesday, June 21st,  Japec Jakopin of J&J Design and Christoph Ballin of Torqeedo delivered a keynote presentation at the Electric & Hybrid Marine World Expo in Amsterdam, entitled “What does it take to make electric/hybrid boats mainstream?” The following key elements of hybrid diesel-electric propulsion were emphasized:

  • two sailing modes: slow and fast
  • new hull geometries (superdisplacement, catamaran,..)
  • more energy storage and/or ‘range extenders’
  • larger choice of diesel/electric systems

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