After two years of vigorous testing and improvements, the Futura prototype has been perfected. It was just awarded the 2015 Bayerischen Staatspreis. Serial production of the new Futura generation can now begin and Futura Yacht Systems is collaborating with the renowned shipyard POLAR Yacht Manufactury located in Pärnu, Estonia.
The first ship in the series will be the 14.96m Futura 49. It will be the first serial yacht on the market that unites deep sea-worthiness with an especially economical moorage use. The yacht’s patented slide-in mechanism makes it possible to transform the Futura from a width of 8m to a slim 4.80m harbour and inland canal width and back again with the push of a button. The Futura combines all the advantages of existing vessel types on the market (monohull and fixed multihull) in one yacht.
“The POLAR Yacht Manufactory is the ideal partner for us,” explains Gerhard Euchenhofer, CEO of Futura Yacht Systems. “The shipyard specialises in high quality production and uses modern materials, which means that the Futura’s serial production can produce a large number with high quality standards.”
The first yacht of the Futura 49 series will be completed next year. Production is forging ahead: the shipyard has already begun the mould construction based on the concept by Judel/Vrolijk and engineering by the Hamburg-based iYacht. In August/September 2016, the first yacht will leave the shipyard and can be seen at trade fairs.