Danish carbon-composite shipbuilder Danish Yachts has decided to formalise its existing relationship with US-based Bradford Marine to develop business leads in the American market. Danish Yachts’ CEO Patrick von Sydow and Bradford Marine’s CEO Paul Engle made the announcement during the Palm Beach Boat Show.
The two companies worked together to sell Danish Yachts’ spectacular AeroCruiser 38 II, Shooting Star to a US client last year, with Bradford Marine listed as broker, service provider and the stateside shipyard that undertook the new owner’s specified additions.
“That project highlighted how perfectly suited the AeroCruiser is to the American market and Bradford’s sales team were excited to promote and sell the range,” said von Sydow during the show.
Danish Yachts is finalising designs with Espen Øino for the new AeroCruiser 38 II Flybridge, which is being developed specifically for Bradford Marine to sell in the Americas.
An even more ambitious project is the company’s new 40m carbon-hull and superstructure Quadradeck concept with styling by Cor D. Rover Design and interiors by Patrick Knowles Designs. The Quardadeck features fold-down bulwarks on the sundeck that, when deployed, increase the deck area by 40 per cent. The use of carbon construction enables greater use of interior space and will result in more efficient cruising according to the yard. The yacht can come with whatever power plant the client prefers, and at power ratings that enable either greater speed or better fuel efficiency.
The design showcases the technical capabilities on offer at Danish Yachts while the collaboration with Bradford Marine conveys the message that service and support for US clients is central to any new build offer from the team.
“Between Danish Yachts and ourselves, we’re with the clients all the way,” Paul Engle said.
Danish Yachts are experts at all-carbon construction and their facility in Skagen, at the northern tip of Denmark is currently busy building carbon composite vessels for the Danish military and SWATH for the commercial offshore industry.
Danish Yachts A/S
Bradford Marine, Inc.
Espen Oeino International
Cor D. Rover Design
Patrick Knowles Designs