FutureFJORD - IN THE MOOD FOR THE NEW YACHT WORLD
The new Fjord is on its way. The flagship is at sea. At the beginning of this year the shipyard introduced the Fjord 40 Open, a twelve meter long glider with 44 knots potential and a spectacular design: clear, cutting edged and uncomplicated.
This style was unknown to the 40-foot-class until now. The first new Fjord 40 Open proved her attractiveness at Boot Düsseldorf in January and everyone who saw her at the show realized this and that Fjord has built the new 40 into the future. Even though she first starts unfolding her mastery "on the road".
A few weeks later the cruiser version of the Fjord 40 was put to sea. And again the onlookers saw an unusual picture: no steps, stairs and tripping hazards. Fjord built the main deck on one level from the stern to the control console. The light streaming into the salon of the Fjord 40 Cruiser, through her extensive window panes, creates a desire to put to sea immediately and set course for the sun.
Both 40’s demonstrate to the owners and the competition quite plainly, the combination of factors to expect in future Fjords: challenging styling with immense eye-catching value on the outside, thought-through comfort with a sense of practical solutions on the inside.
And there is more: soon the little sister Fjord 36 will put to sea, also built as an open and as a cruiser. The Fjord 50 is in the works. Owners can look forward to a dozen models during the next three to four years.
These are backed by a clear concept. But even the best recipe only tastes good with first-class ingredients. The new Fjord-series are being created on the Cote d´Azur, in Australia and the Baltic Sea. The designer Patrick Banfield is working his drawing board in France. Together with his partner Jim Wilshire he is designing the new Fjord-concept. As a builder, Wilshire is part of the team to draw in the immense spaces conceived by Banfield and to form these ideas into practical solutions. He is calculating the design based on the rough coast conditions of Western Australia.
One likes to fly to the sun of the Mediterranean with fantasy wings. The other contributes experience and success with fast ferries and patrol boats. This is the signature of Allseas Design. HanseYachts brings the production experience as one of the most modern European yacht shipyards. Experience that has proven itself in the turbulence of daily shipyard routine. The Fjord-background is in tune. The new yacht world is on its way.