Luxury at Sea: Porsche Design & Dynamiq Have Created A Superyacht

Studio F.A. Porsche—headquartered in Zell am See, Austria—is one of the world’s most renowned design houses. More commonly referred to as “Porsche Design,” this studio is the majority-owned design arm of Porsche AG, and has crafted everything from computer hardware to limited-edition sneakers to high-end timepieces. And while they don’t necessarily have a hand in creating the brand’s world-renowned sports cars, they still get to dabble in the world of luxury transportation.

No stranger to lending its touch to watercraft, Porsche Design has teamed up with Monaco-based yacht builder Dynamiq to create a superyacht called the Dynamiq GTT 115. Led by managing director Roland Heiler—himself a member of the board of the Porsche Design Group—the Dyanamiq GTT 115 promises to be the first superyacht infused with Porsche DNA.

Now, a 35-meter (115-foot) yacht won’t corner like a 911, but it’ll deliver an unrivaled grand touring experience. The letters “GTT” stand for Grand Turismo Transatlantic, and yes, this superyacht is more than capable of transporting guests and crew across the Atlantic Ocean. Netherlands-based Vripack—world-renowned experts in hydrodynamics—engineered the aluminum hull to provide maximum stability in the deep ocean, while still providing a shallow draft small enough to let this yacht traverse spots in the Mediterranean, Caribbean, and Southeast Asia. Two heavy-duty MAN engines—each capable of outputting 1627 horsepower—drive the latest Fortjes 5000 pods, helping this floating mansion traverse the ocean at speeds in excess of 21 knots.

Not that you’d be in a hurry to take this yacht anywhere. Opulence is the name of the game here, and this thought informed each and every facet of the design. Though its interior features three to four cabins (depending on client configuration), the Dynamiq says that the GTT 115 is designed for just six guests. This allows the staff of six to provide flawless one-on-one onboard service.

The cabins, as you’d expect, are truly luxurious, featuring interior ceiling heights in excess of 7 feet for an airy, expansive feel. Taking cues from some of its road-going siblings, the cabins of this Porsche superyacht are trimmed in beige and saddle-brown leather, with genuine carbon fiber accents providing truly unique details. Sahara Noir marble is used liberally throughout, with Italian designer brand Minotti creating furniture and decorations tailored just for this space.

There are plenty of other cool features that show this yacht’s connection to the Porsche lineage as well. The mullions up top were inspired by the 911 Targa’s iconic silver hoop, while the stern takes its influence from Porsche’s Mission E concept. The deck cushions are inspired by the latest 991 R, featuring fabric inserts with the classic Pepita houndstooth pattern. One can even have the GTT 115 sprayed in signature Porsche colors like Carrera White and Rhodium Silver — you know, to match a collection of 911s back home.

Best of all, unlike some other automaker/watercraft collaborations, the Dynamiq GTT 115 is a genuine production-ready yacht. In fact, the first production vessel is currently under construction in Viareggio, Italy.

And as for cost — well, as they say, if you have to ask…

Dynamiq is targeting buyers looking to downsize their yacht, wanting a size that offers fewer hassles while retaining all the luxuries of the larger boats. Pricing for the GTT 115 starts at €11,900,000 (approximately $13.4 million USD), with an estimated 15-month delivery time. The first yacht is scheduled to launch in 2017. In the meantime, we’ll be playing with Dynamiq’s online configurator to customize our own GTT 115 as we dream about someday owning one of these beautiful seafaring machines.

Justin Kaehler
Justin Kaehler is a Los Angeles-based writer, photographer, and auto enthusiast who has been sharing his passion for cars for over 15 years.