Dutch boatbuilder Storm Yachts has reported that during sea trials the Storm X-65 showcased an extraordinary linear acceleration, offering the same degree of comfort at all speed ranges.
Storm Yachts in the Netherlands has launched the Storm X-65 Wheelhouse. This all-aluminium round-bilge motoryacht offers a top speed of 24 knots.
The team behind StormYachts was set out to create a yacht with genuine enduring value and the owners of the first X-65 unit are so delighted with the result that they agreed to display her at the HISWA Amsterdam in-water Boat Show 2016. The event opens from August 30 to September 4.
The Dutch boatbuilder has reported that during sea trials in and around the Dutch waters, the Storm X-65 showcased an extraordinary linear acceleration, offering the same degree of comfort at all speed ranges. “Moreover, the actual speed can be adapted to reflect the current sea conditions without those on board even noticing”.
Particularly notable, the boatbuilder says, is the remarkably low exhaust noise during mooring and unmooring, a fine example of the efficiency of the X-65’s underwater body.
The X-65 is propelled by two Volvo IPS D3 1050 drives and powered by Volvo D-13 diesel engines. Each drive has a standard transmission mounted on a steerable pod unit with two counter-rotating propellers.
The superior efficiency of the Volvo IPS compared with traditional drive systems offers an increased cruising speed of up to 15% for the same installed power.
Combined with the FDHF hull, which has a very low resistance at all speeds, the X-65 has unusually low fuel consumption for a yacht of this weight and length, Storm Yachts claims.
The first X-65 is equipped with a utility room under the stairs and a gym in the owners’ cabin. Owners can also select their preferred design and decorative style, with StormYachts offering a wide selection of colours, wood structures, finishes, carpets and upholstery to meet each taste. This newly launched model features a contemporary look & feel, with a light colour scheme that is entirely in line with the owner’s taste.
Storm Yachts says the arrangement of the interior layout can be customized.
The radar mast, which can be lowered hydraulically to reduce the air draught to only 4.65 metres, provides access to the European rivers and lakes.