When Semi-Custom Yachts Become Dynamiq

When Semi-Custom Yachts Become Dynamiq

Superyacht Builder Appeals To Next-Generation Owners With Online Ordering.

Three years have flown by since Dynamiq unveiled its first launch, the 39-meter Jetsetter, at the 2016 Monaco Yacht Show. The company, founded in 2015 by CEO Sergei Dobroserdov, delivered its second superyacht last year—the 35-meter GTT 115—the result of a successful collaboration with Studio F.A. Porsche.

“We can offer more choices to a modern yacht owner and customize with the world’s top brands,” says Monaco resident Dobroserdov, founder also of the Solar1 championship for solar powered boats in Monaco. “Our easy to order versatile yachts are perfect for any occasion and are fast but with ocean-going range.”

Dynamiq is the first company in the superyacht industry to introduce an online configurator allowing a yacht to be effortlessly and transparently customized down to the last detail. Targeting a new type of time-poor-cash-rich owner, anyone from anywhere in the world can access their website to select from seven models ranging from 30 to 50 meters, choose its power train including hybrid technology, add all imaginable options—exterior metallic paint, Meissen china, underwater drone, Bowers & Wilkins acoustic system, even a selection of Loro Piana crew uniforms—and get a contract price and delivery date straight away.

Disrupting the conservative industry of yacht building, Dynamiq “cross-produces,” constructing Dutch engineered yachts in Massa, Italy, with a pool of the best international subcontractors. “This brings together the unique combination of the highest North-European standards with a low building cost production,” explains Dobroserdov, who was born in Moscow and started his career as a maritime lawyer. “The average price of a Dynamiq yacht is €49,000 per gross ton, some 25% less than the €65,000 per gross ton cost of a build in the Netherlands.”

At just 47, Dobroserdov knows a thing of two about yachts. In 2000, he was founder and director of Nakhimov Yachts, successfully brokering numerous sales, management and a handful of new construction projects, from the 37-meter Aurelia to the 67-meter Anna among others.

Having worked with major European shipyards, including Heesen Yachts, Sanlorenzo, Benetti, to manage the build of more than 20 superyachts up to 67 meters, Dobroserdov has a firsthand understanding of the modern and efficient superyacht, a concept that combines straightforward operation and management profiles with high resale values.

Currently in build is the full aluminum GTT 135 (41m), which will be delivered in summer 2020.