With the increased market emphasis on improving efficiency, we based the T2 design on a longer, lower platform that still remains under the 500GT limit. The longer waterline length allows for higher displacement speeds, with lower fuel consumption; whilst reducing the height improves stability. The motion is more comfortable, with less reliance on active stabilisation and the yacht is simply more pleasant to be aboard. It’s a win-win-win.The result is a dramatic looking yacht where indoor / outdoor living is the driving force behind the design. There are a variety of spaces that open up to give a connection to the sea that is often missing in larger yachts. In the full-beam main saloon, for instance, the little balconies that are becoming increasingly common these days are eschewed in favour of almost full height windows, that slide back to completely open the interior to the outside. An expansive “beach club”, a second open-air saloon on the upper deck and a foredeck spa / lounge, ensure that there will always be a perfect spot for every occasion.The Master Suite is located a half deck down from the Main Saloon and enjoys the full width of the vessel, with his and hers bathrooms, separated by an enormous walk-in robe. Aft and down a few more steps are four en-suite guest cabins. All feature large windows and extensive storage, ensuring that guests will enjoy a comfortable stay.The GT-40 - a semi-displacement superyacht unlike any other. With this design IYD have pursued their “longer, lower, lighter” ethos, but have taken it to a new level … and added “green” into the mix as well. The GT-40 features a hybrid propulsion system which allows the 40 metre vessel to run at up to twenty knots courtesy of her main engines, travel at up to eight knots for short periods under electric power alone, or for extended periods in diesel-electric mode, with just the gensets running. Synthetic decks, LED lighting, Smart Glass glazing to cut down on the air conditioning load: every aspect of the design was considered from a low impact & efficiency point of view.
The styling is a beguiling mix of retro and up-to-the-minute: features like the reverse bow with its titanium cutwater and the forward cockpit, complete with its own helm station, proving that superyachts can still be fun! The design was partly inspired by the styling and efficiency of the Midnight Lace series, designed by the late Tom Fexas in the early 80’s, partly by the sensible proportions of modern sailing vessels, and partly by the long-held desire to create a relatively compact, stylish yacht that represents the latest in efficiency and technology.
The layout sees the full-beam Master Suite located aft, with direct access to the aft cockpit. Forward of this, there are four en-suite guest cabins. All feature large windows and extensive storage, ensuring that guests will enjoy a comfortable stay. The saloon is a split-level affair. It sees the main inside helm sharing the deck saloon with comfortable lounge and dining areas. Down and forward, the atmosphere is more intimate, with further lounge, dining and theatre facilities. The deck saloon features easy access aft to the bridge-deck, which has yet another helm station and extensive seating areas. An electric bimini, that is completely hidden when stowed, provides shade when required. Or for those who prefer to soak up the sun, the cockpit sun-lounge can be arranged to face forward or looking aft over the water. Generous crew cabins and living areas are up forward, below the tender storage facilities, which can be filled with water to provide an enormous foredeck spa pool