NEW BOATS - Intermarine 55 has a hint of Bavaria

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Brazilian luxury boatbuilder collaborates with BMW Group DesignworksUSA

NEW BOATS - Intermarine 55 has a hint of Bavaria
NEW BOATS — Intermarine 55 has a hint of Bavaria

BMW Group DesignworksUSA has been busy. Not only collaborating on the boat designs with one of the world’s major recreational boatbuilders Bavaria Yachtbau, it has also been active in South America.

The Intermarine 55 sportsyacht is the results of coproduction between BMW Group DesignworksUSA and Brazilian luxury boatbuilder, Intermarine.

Setting sail in July 2011, the Intermarine 55 is the first in a new era yachts for builder.

"BMW Group DesignworksUSA deeply understood our clients’ needs and created a really innovative and distinctive design for the new Intermarine 55," said Allysson Yamamoto, Intermarine marketing manager. "The yacht is not only modern and beautiful but its solutions will definitely raise the bar in the category."

"Intermarine is a famous connoisseur brand with a rich history, and to evolve its design forward with the Intermarine 55 is an honour," says Laurenz Schaffer, BMW Group DesignworksUSA president.

"We’re eager to share the Intermarine 55 with the world, when examples begin setting sail later this year, and likewise to continue in the evolution of this design story with the unveiling of upcoming yachts for Intermarine," he said.

DesignworksUSA said Intermarine is the most prestigious shipyard in Brazil and leads the domestic market in luxury yachts. From a manufacturing area of 500,000ft² it has built and sold thousands of units since 1973, when it was established.

Intermarine 55
Measuring 57 feet overall, the Intermarine 55 is described as a very luxurious boat, not only because of the exclusivity of the design but also because of the balance of spaces. It was conceptualised to provide harmony for day and night use and has an excellent internal arrangement including a saloon, galley, three cabins and two bathrooms. It comfortably seats six people plus the skipper.

The team at DesignworksUSA says it created an innovative design for the exterior of the boat, translated in powerful, elegant and refined lines. "The large windows have a unique and dynamic shape while offering an open view to the sea," says the design group.

Another innovation is the shape of all the hull’s side windows. There is no circular or oval porthole as traditionally-used in boats. The portholes of the Intermarine 55 are integrated into the large trapezoid shaped windows, which enable more luminosity and visibility in the interiors.

The feature lines in the hull that define the unique personality of the boat are forms known in the automotive industry that now reach the nautical world. Similarly inspired by automotive are details like the the impressive air intakes in stainless steel. The bow characterized by a well defined angle, brings a strong presence to the boat, uniquly identifying Intermarine.

The internal areas of the Intermarine 55 were conceived from the theme "open horizons", providing maximum openness and space. Inspired by modern architecture, the spaces are full of natural light and light reflexions, creating a warm and comfortable environment. The big windows in the salon, cabins and even in the bathrooms allow an open view to the sea. The salon door offers perfect integration with the stern area thanks to its wide opening via three door panels. Since Brazil’s climate allows for optimal time on deck, the design included open transitions for increased functionality.

Rendering: The Brazilian-built Intermarine 55 sportsyacht had design imput from BMW Group DesignworksUSA.


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