A year after Strand Craft partnered with Ned Ship Group as its build partner, the Strand Craft series superyacht models have finalized engineering packages so that construction can start.
The initial Strand Craft superyachts, created by Gray Design, were the Strand Craft 122 and Strand Craft 166. They received international attention due to their sleek styles, and the custom car in what’s typically the tender garage.
The original designs have been changed, and are now part of a three-yacht series. The car garage remains, though buyers can have any number of luxury sports cars instead of a custom option.
Specifically, the series includes the 40m SC133, 50m SC166, and 60m SC199. Ned Ship Group says construction time should be two to two and a half years, depending on the length.
Remaining unchanged is the Strand Craft focus on lightweight and high speed. Carbon fiber and composite construction will take care of weight, while bringing the curvaceous profiles to life.
Each superyacht should see a top speed of around 48kt with standard twin- or triple-MTU engine configurations and KaMeWa waterjets. Ned Ship Group and Gray Design are also offering an alternative ‘range extender package’, which allows a range of more than 2,000nm.
“In addition to the two to three main engines, there will be two extra smaller engine blocs with 2 x 1,200hp installed, with retractable propellers or with special gearboxes connected to the main jets,” explains Egon Faiss, marketing director for Ned Ship Group. “By using the smaller blocs, the yacht is consuming much less fuel, but cannot reach the top speed.
“It will then be a normal cruising speed as on normal yachts that size. In that case, and as the fuel consumption will be much less, there will be an increase of the range with the same fuel-tank volume. The main engines can also be preserved from engine hours.”
Regardless of the model, buyers of a Strand Craft will have input into the general arrangement. The SC133 and SC166 are intended for six to eight in the owner’s party, accommodated in either one master and two guest staterooms or two VIPs and two guest cabins, plus six crew and a captain.
The SC 199 can accommodate six to 10 in the owner’s party, with two to four guest cabins accompanying the master suite. In the case of four guest staterooms, the SC 199 loses the extra saloon forward on the upper deck. Regardless of guest head count, it can house seven crewmembers plus the captain.
There is an option for a retractable pool on the SC199’s aft deck and a fold-down balcony forward in the master suite. If a buyer opts for the one-master/two-guest-cabin configuration, Faiss says, the room can instead be a cinema, an indoor pool, or even an extra saloon.
Construction will start when contracts are signed.