Bavaria R 55 Unveiled

The second model of the new R series of flybridge yachts, the Bavaria R 55, is the new flagship of the largest German yard. During the Düsseldorf boat show the arrival of the new yacht later this year was announced to the dealers, and a You Tube teaser was made available to the public:

J&J designed and engineered the exterior and interior of the R 55 , and provided the naval architecture. Most of the tooling was entrusted to RnD. We will keep you posted …

We Can Have Hybrid – In-Depth Article in Professional Boat Builder

In the December / January issue of the Professional Boat Builder magazine, the dominant resource in the field of recreational marine technology, Nigel Calder published a thorough, 12-page report on the hybrid marine systems from the first beginnings a decade ago to the most recent developments. The author, a contributing editor of the magazine and a member of the American Boat & Yacht Council’s Electrical Project Technical Committee, introduced the topic with the following remark: Though the hype around marine hybrids died down after early failures, the development of these systems has persisted. The results include some viable and almost-viable power choices for the recreational marine market.

Among projects which have hit the sea the contribution of J&J Design deserved a special mention: … By far the most successful implementation of the parallel approach is to be found in the Greenline series of powerboats …  In the second part of the article the author discussed several different approaches, from low-consumption systems in U.K.’s canal narrow boats to the modern “hour of power” concept in superyachts, where the idea is … to provide these boats with sufficient battery-powered electric propulsion to enable operating at up to 10 knots for one hour to get in and out of harbors and anchorages, resulting in zero emissions.

An accent from the conclusion: One way or another, the combination of technological advances (especially in lithium-ion and lead-acid batteries), dogged perseverance, and an increasing body of real-world experience is finally delivering reasonably well-tested and proven parallel and serial hybrid systems.


We Can Have Hybrid – ProBoatBuilder, December/January 2017, p. 58 – 69 (Courtesy of Nigel Calder and Professional Boat Builder Magazine, reproduced with permission)

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