SYA 3 Open Limousine operates as a luxury limousine tender for use all year round in both warm and cold climates. The vessel is intended for the transport of guests from the main vessel to shore, or to other vessels, whilst allowing the passengers to enjoy an air conditioned semi protected environment away from the elements, whilst still enjoying the open boat experience when the bimini top is raised. The vessel is operated by 2 crew and has the capacity to seat 8 passengers inside the open tub. Lined with striking orange leather, marble bench tops and polished stainless, she is the epitome of luxury.
Her hull is of medium to deep vee, with spray rails, chines and be designed to run at medium speed in moderate sea conditions. Construction is E-Glass / carbon and foam composite with some carbon reinforcing. In addition to the twin diesel stern drive propulsion, the vessel features a water-jet side thruster, and gyro stabilisation.
To achieve a pure clean appearance there are no visible hardware details, all openings are purely shut lines with hidden hinges and catches. Likewise, there is no evidence of deck jewellery, hardware, or outlets, and whilst this achieves a clean simple look it is extremely challenging from a design and construction perspective. The centre section of the transom folds down to form a boarding platform and contains a swim ladder in one side.
DESIGNER: Philippe Starck
NAVAL ARCHITECT: Brett Bakewell-White