SY64 -- Winter 2019-2020

Nomad 95 SUV was first presented in the course of the latest Monaco Yacht Show is Gulf Craft’s new flagship. This shipyard is highly specialised in designing and producing GRP and carbon fibre motor yachts.

The Emirates’ Group -- Gulf Craft presented Nomad 95 SUV at the latest Monaco Yacht Show. This yacht is not only the brand’s flagship with an overall length of 30 metres but is, according to Gulf Craft the best interpretation of today’s explorer models. Nomad 95 SUV has been conceived to cross oceans in every weather from north to south and from east to west and vice-versa. This yacht has been built on a hybrid hull drawn up with precious input from renowned British naval architect Andrew Wolstenholme this means the yacht can cruise efficiently in displacing or planing mode alike. The hull is in GRP while above it a light carbon fibre strata adroitly strengthens all of the superstructure. Nomad 95 sports three decks, the upper deck is enclosed accordingly in line with US trends and market requirements. The project design is by Gulf Craft’s in-house design team which has done nothing to conceal the yacht’s explorer appeal while maintaining a classic look which is well away from contemporary styles.

The bow stem head proves this since the lines are not vertical as often proposed in the market’s latest models and so is the enclosed fly-bridge which enhances liveability in the cooler seasons too while offering more interior spaces to choose from. The layout foresees five cabins including the owner’s situated along the main deck with a panoramic 180° view of the surrounding waters and the crew’s quarters are made up of three cabins plus another for the captain. The guests cabins all have dedicated bathrooms en suite while the crew has to share one bathroom.

The living area is bright with natural light pouring through large window like ports along the top deck. It is furnished with a pair of sofas, two armchairs and a coffee table forward of which there’s a dining area seating up to ten. The galley is equipped with professional gear and looks the part as if to confirm the yacht’s long range capacity. After all there’s a technical fully equipped laundry area installed on board which comprises two tumble dryers as well and ironing boards. The decor can be accordingly semi custom but this vessel privileges contrasting colours such as yellow hues from sandy coloured oak essences and sober grey ones offering chromatic elegance.

A pair of gutsy MAN V12 engines with an output of nearly 1,900 HP each take up part of the engine room which can be enriched with stabilizing gyroscopes from Quick a set of stabiliser fins from ABT-TRAC. There’s a long list of gear which can be added on request one is a submersible platform which facilitates both the launching and recovering of the tenders normally stowed in the garage space inside the transom aft in the stern. Additionally solar panels are also available on request which play an important role in terms of accrued battery power dedicated to the on board facilities while the generator sets are purposely turned off.

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Text by Daniele Carnevali

The sea trial was pubblished in Superyacht 64 -- Winter 2019-2020

TECHNICAL DATA
LOA: 30.55 m -- LWL:26.86 m -Draught:1.77 m -- Beam:7,40 m -- Displacement: 114 tons – Construction material hull: GRP -- Construction material superstructure: GRP + carbon fibres -- Engines: 2x1.874 HP MAN V12 – Fuel tank capacity:14,573 litres – Water tank capacity:1,700 litres -- Class: Bureau Veritas Charter Commercial.