DeBasto Designs and Hodgdon Yachts Unveil Onyx Concept Yacht
From the Robb Report Luxury Newswire
DeBasto Designs and Hodgdon Shipbuilding today released an innovative design concept, the Onyx 41. A beautiful, stylish design, Onyx is as easy to operate as it is to look at. From touch screen controls to remote monitoring, Onyx sets a new standard of technology applications in a yacht of this size. A host of innovative features such as a self-deploying integrated fender system, built-in dock line handling, and user-friendly features including hybrid electric propulsion and joystick steering, bring owner-operator convenience to a new level.
And as if the sophistication of the operating features alone were not enough, consider the level of luxury. A generous open plan space below deck features a large berth, wraparound settee, galley, and head with surprisingly creative dual opening skylights above.
On deck, the open-air, semi-enclosed deck lounge opens dramatically to the outside world with a multiple-panel, sliding skylight roof. Integrated monolithic furniture runs nearly the full length of the available space, offering ample stylish seating and lounging.
Both interior and exterior furnishings are client-tailored luxury weather and stain-resistant fabrics from the Interiors Division of Loro Piana.
The concept of Onyx is not simply about style, but also execution, with standards befitting the world of superyachts, where the demand for quality is second to none. To achieve such a standard, Luiz DeBasto turned to Hodgdon for the answer. With a nearly 200-year pedigree that includes some of the world's finest superyachts and superyacht tenders, advanced composite expertise, and the in-house engineering to transition design into production, Hodgdon rose to the top of the list easily. "Although not widely known, Hodgdon's quality is amazing, truly first class, which is our vision for Onyx," says DeBasto of his choice of shipyard collaboration. "A perfect fit."
Onyx is expected to be built in very limited quantities for only the most discriminating of owners.