A Serbian Shipyard Launches a Wooden Weekend Cruiser

  • Antagonist deck
  • Antagonist
  • Antagonist
  • Antagonist
  • Antagonist
  • Antagonist

While many of today’s shipbuilders are more frequently employing composite materials, Serbian shipyard Art of Kinetik, founded in 2007, continues producing boats from wood. Its newest weekend cruiser model, Antagonist, is 37 feet long and features a hull crafted completely from African mahogany, which, according to the company, is lighter and stronger than plastics and more resistant to wear and fatigue than metal. Visually, Antagonist is an amalgam of a 1920s wooden runabout and aggressive contemporary design, with an open teak deck that seats eight. The cruiser’s deep-V hull allows hydroplaning at high speeds and provides additional stability, contributing to a smooth ride. Powered by two Yanmar 8LV-370 engines, the Antagonist has a top speed of 42 knots and can maintain a cruising speed of 33 knots. Belowdecks, the Antagonist sports a spacious leather-clad living space and full head. (www.artofkinetik.com)

From Around the Web...
The open saloon and large master suite set new standards in space…
A contemporary profile and open-plan interior define the newest Sunseeker…
Inspired by tropical homes, Pastrovich’s latest design blurs boundaries to make the living easy…
The two new yachts have different purposes, but reflect Sanlorenzo’s love of beautiful design…
The X-Jetblade propels Four Seasons guests to heights of up to 50 feet…
The ice-class expedition yacht will be built on a 270-foot supply-vessel platform…
The Ilumen promises to set new build and design standards for custom yachts under 100 feet…
The nearly 75-foot boat’s immense saloon conveys the same sense of openness as a 100-footer…
Custom designed by Claydon Reeves and built by Mulder Shipyard, the yacht embodies European luxury…
After being christened, the ship will sail in Scandinavia, the Baltics, and the Mediterranean…
From Around the Web...
The open saloon and large master suite set new standards in space…
A contemporary profile and open-plan interior define the newest Sunseeker…
Inspired by tropical homes, Pastrovich’s latest design blurs boundaries to make the living easy…
The two new yachts have different purposes, but reflect Sanlorenzo’s love of beautiful design…
The X-Jetblade propels Four Seasons guests to heights of up to 50 feet…
The ice-class expedition yacht will be built on a 270-foot supply-vessel platform…
The Ilumen promises to set new build and design standards for custom yachts under 100 feet…
The nearly 75-foot boat’s immense saloon conveys the same sense of openness as a 100-footer…
Custom designed by Claydon Reeves and built by Mulder Shipyard, the yacht embodies European luxury…
After being christened, the ship will sail in Scandinavia, the Baltics, and the Mediterranean…