Choosing the right yacht is as big a decision as choosing what home to buy or even where to invest your savings. Therefore, you don’t settle for something you don’t want.
There is an old joke that the two happiest days you get owning a boat or a ship are the day you buy it and the day you sell it. The truth at the heart of this joke is that owning a sea-faring vessel can be a major pain in the aft. When it comes to yachts, especially, bigger is not always better. When you hit the high seas, you want comfort and plenty of breathing room. Yet, with large yachts come large concerns. That’s why the first yacht produced by the upstarts at Dynamiq is one of the best boats on the water. Designed for smooth travel without sacrificing speed, this luxury yacht is ideal of almost anyone. In the essay below, we’re going to examine who this company is, and how they got their yacht just right the first time out of the dock.
A Little About the Jetsetter D4 Yacht from Dynamiq
Before we dig into the specific amenities, features, and benefits of the Jetsetter D4 yacht, we should talk about where it came from. Many think of the yacht industry as full of traditionalists. This is an attitude Dynamiq hopes to change.
Who is Dynamiq?
In 2011 maritime lawyer and yacht-broker Sergei Dobroserdov realized his dream of starting his own superyacht company. Taking his knowledge about what people wanted when they chartered yachts, he knew he could build the perfect vessel. Well, he couldn’t do it alone, of course. No, Dobroserdov brought together a team of creative executives, designers, naval architects, and engineers. He wanted to build a versatile yacht that could be used for quiet vacations with family and friends. However, he also wanted his yachts to be a good space for lively parties. And he wanted all of this on a ship that could travel across the Atlantic Ocean. In 2016 they debuted the D4 Yacht, dubbed the Jetsetter. Exactly the kind of ship Dobroserdov envisioned. His next step? Change the way yachts are sold.
What is Dynamiq Working on Now?
The yacht business, like art sales, is an industry fueled by millions and millions of dollars, but also a heavy reliance on tradition. Dynamiq wants to disrupt that, mostly by creating greater transparency in the industry. If you’re spending millions of dollars for a yacht, you have a right to know what it is your paying for. This is why Dynamiq offers the option for people to design their own yachts using their online tool. Their new series of yachts, the Gran Turismo Transatlantic are the second generation of yachts Dynamiq’s produced. What they are truly selling, however, is a new way of doing business. Whether it catches on remains to be seen, but the yachts they produce are fantastic.
If it’s the First Generation, Why Get the Jetsetter D4 Yacht?
Unfortunately for Dynamiq but fortunately for you, they got their yacht design right first try. The Jetsetter D4 yacht is a masterwork of naval architecture and design. Unfortunately, that’s not so great for business. Once they proved they could build these yachts, they continued to innovate the way they market and sell them. So even though this is the first-generation yacht, it almost couldn’t be any better. Dynamiq achieved the feel and quality of the biggest, most-expensive boats on the water, and put it into a more economical space. Their attention to detail, from the hull design to the furnishings, makes this yacht seem like the only one anyone would want. Let’s look into why, exactly.
The Features and Benefits of the Jetsetter D4 Yacht
From stem to stern, the Jetsetter D4 yacht is a beautiful bit of design and engineering. It’s like a floating sculpture you can live in. Yet, as any fashion-forward person knows, looking good and being comfortable are sometimes mutually-exclusive. Still, that’s not a concern here, as you’ll see below.
Whether you want a yacht to entertain friends or so you and someone special can take long sojourns on the seas, you need a place to lay your head. Perhaps the most important room on a yacht (outside of engineering or the bridge) is the owner’s cabin. It’s your home away from home, and the Jetsetter D4 yacht’s cabin is a mini-palace. The master bathroom features marble from the same supplier as Azzam’s 80-meter monster of luxury. There is a king-size bed, with plenty of space for whatever you want in there. The yacht comes furnished, but designers know that people will most likely want to customize. Though, the interior is done by Bannenburg & Rowell, so what comes standard is still pretty amazing.
Depending on what you order, the yacht comes with four or five guest rooms, each of which can sleep two people. Two of the rooms come with king-size beds, while the others have two single beds. Each guest room has its own private and spacious bathroom. At the stern of the ship, there are crew quarters for six complete with a crew’s mess, bathroom, and the ship laundry. The design of the ship puts the cabins where it does to reduce the sense of momentum. So, whether you are off for a weekend jaunt or taking the ship across the ocean, you’ll have a comfortable place to call “home.”
2. On-Deck Amenities
Of course, so long as the weather and the company permits, you will probably want to spend as little time in your cabin as possible. On the middle deck sits the saloon. The ceilings are high and the windows and doors are modular, making it feel very open. Feature walls of white leather and walnut-accented furnishings, this place was made for whiling away the hours on any voyage. There is a large dining table, the mess, and a communal seating area for gatherings, where you can dive into the two wine fridges. Using a push-button control, the glass windows in the dining area can slide open, allowing the sea air to join you for dinner.
The sundeck is a marvel, and all the better for not having a second saloon. There is another large dining area and benches along the rails for lounging. There is a large television bisecting this area, from the bow where the gym and hot tub are located. (Though, you can remove these items relatively easily if you just want more space.) You can also get a number of extras, such as two jet skis or a 17-foot Castoldi in yacht colors. You can get diving equipment, inflatable kayaks, or a pair of Seabob Cayago F7s.
3. Design and Furnishings
Dyanmiq believes in partnerships, so they formed them with no less than 36 leading brands for their company’s flagship yacht. In the saloon you can see throw pillows with the Trussardi logo or cube vases from Murano. Again, it makes sense that if you are going to spend millions of dollars on a yacht, you’ll want to decorate it yourself. However, you might want to try the high-quality items that are included. As mentioned above, the folks at Dynamiq have experience with what people want when they charter boats. So, it’s not just about looks or labels, but comfort and utility.
Along with the two wine coolers in the saloon, there is an electric barbecue by Miele up on the sundeck. You can grill out while watching the giant 75-inch LED TV, with the highest-quality acoustics by Bowers and Wilkins. The yacht has a working wireless hotspot, so if you wanted to just wrap yourself up in the Pratesi luxury custom linens in your cabin and stream a movie, that’s fine, too. Technogym provided a wellness rack with Bike and Jog Formas for the on-deck fitness center. Not much, but enough to keep you fit and energized. The Jetsetter D4 Yacht has everything you could need. The most difficult thing will be leaving it to go back to your every day life when you get back from the trip.
4. Technical Details and Crew
Perhaps the most exciting thing about the Jetsetter D4 yacht is that even though it’s a mid-size yacht, it can travel. This vessel is capable of transatlantic trips, with no need for yacht towing. Because the proprietary engine is so efficient, you will save money on fuel traveling this way. The hull is pure aluminum and the unique design slices through the waves so smoothly that it greatly reduces the sense of motion. With less than two meters of drag, you can take this from the ocean into waterways that most ships of this class can’t traverse. This is truly a craft that take you wherever you want to go.
Dynamiq worked to design a truly “smart” yacht, so if you want to try to go without a crew it’ll be easier to captain the craft. The ship is fast, too, powered by two MAN v12-1800 engines and propelled by two 4000 Fortjes POD drives with contra-rotating propellers. You can top out at 21 knots, though the cruising speed is the slightly slower 19 knots. If you keep it at ten knots, though, you can travel three thousand nautical miles. There are electrically driven bow thrusters and stabilizers by CMC Marine. It also comes with a Condaria HVAC system capable of 480,000 BTUs per hour, keeping everything cool. The crew complement is not large, and you would never need more than six and could probably make do with even fewer.
What People are Saying About the Jetsetter D4 Yacht
Unfortunately, there is no Yelp for yachts. So, reviews from verified purchasers are impossible to find. Still, our research shows that the Jetsetter D4 yacht receives mostly positive reviews from all who’ve covered it. It’s an achievement in design and engineering from a promising new company. Dynamiq is able to deliver on their promise, and they’ve made the yacht-buying (and, now, designing) process transparent and open. The yacht they produced is a beautiful, comfortable vessel.
Of course, no product is perfect, even if it is a curvy, sleek super-yacht. Yet the downside to the Jetsetter D4 yacht is going to be something very personal. Perhaps you want a second saloon? Maybe you want a larger crew or the ability to house more guests? Aside from limitations like that, there is really nothing to be disappointed with here.
Alternatives to the Jetsetter D4 Yacht
The Jetsetter D4 yacht seems like the prefect vessel. Comfortable, plenty of amenities, and can travel great distances. However, everyone’s tastes are different, and people have different needs. If this yacht doesn’t meet them, fret not because there are other options out there for you. Check out these below or our coverage of the best yachts on the water today.
This yacht is the cousin the Jetsetter D4 yacht, featuring the same electric stabilizers and advanced air-conditioning systems. The D4L places a higher premium on technology. This yacht comes with even more high-quality entertainment and smart technology. Nowhere is this more apparent than on what they are calling the “i-Bridge.” It looks more like the helm for a starship rather than a yacht. Controls and readouts appear on the two 24-inch HD monitors, enabled with touchscreen capabilities. It makes controlling everything from navigation to security very simple. If you want to travel with little or no crew, this may be the better option.
Built by Acico Yachts, the Oliver Van Meer-designed Nassima is a slower vessel than the Jettsetter D4 yacht, but it has more range. It’s top speed is only 17 knots with a cruising speed of 14 knots. However, at 10 knots, it can travel 1800 nautical miles farther than the Jetsetter. There is room on the yacht for a car and two motorcycles, without sacrificing a spacious sun deck. There is a large personal gym and a stateroom on the upper deck. There are VIP and guest cabins below deck. There is also room for a crew complement of ten or so. If you want your yacht for distance travel, this is one you should take a closer look at.
This is an older model, from 2014, but nonetheless impressive and luxurious. An ideal choice if you’re more concerned about creature comforts and throwing yacht parties. It’s a slow yacht with limited range, so really only good for shorter trips. Still, the interior is designed to truly feel like a home, with spacious cabins, high-tech entertainment amenities, and dining space for as many as 15 people. At night, you can turn on the underwater camera to fall asleep to the dark, soothing waters beneath you.
The Dynamiq Jetsetter D4 Yacht may be the former generation from the young yacht-builder, but it would be bad for business to admit they got it right on the first try.
A company looking to disrupt the way yachts are sold needs to be active, innovative, and putting out new designs constantly. For Dynamiq to thrive, they have to move past the Jetsetter D4 yacht design. This is something of a shame, because for a first effort they got it so, so right. This vessel is all one could ever need. Cozy without being cramped. Fast but can go the distance. Luxurious and loaded with features, but eminently customizable. It’s like living inside of a work of art. So, that means those that are out there for sale are a limited resource. Dynamiq’s other yachts are sure to be fantastic (and much more expensive), so that will be their focus. That means there is just a select few of these floating treasures available to own. We wouldn't hesitate too long before committing and hitting the high seas.
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