Taiwanese builder Dyna Yachts thought outside the box when creating this versatile new motoryacht with Dutch designer Cor D. Rover.
Dyna Yachts, which offers models from 32 to 105 feet, has raised its game with the recent introduction of the Dyna 68. This modern motoryacht is the result of a collaboration between the builder and award-winning Cor D. Rover Design in the Netherlands.
The 68 made its U.S. debut at the Palm Beach International Boat Show in March. Rushing to make my appointment to tour the yacht at the show docks, it was easy to find her, thanks to her unique profile with its swooping curves and semicircles. Stepping aboard, I discovered that Cor D. Rover’s interior design is equally striking.
The salon layout dispenses with the usual full-height bulkhead, creating long, open sightlines all the way from the aft sliders to the windshield. Although sometimes a cliché, this does give you the feeling of being on a larger vessel, which is reinforced by the designer’s use of an engraved glass panel rather than opaque wood to hide the stairs to the skylounge.
Gallery: Dyna 68
The interior décor has the look of a modern luxury apartment, with sectional sofas, high-gloss cabinetry and ceiling trays that emphasize both light and height. Forward, a dining table with banquet seating lies opposite the galley. The galley’s granite countertops are waist height and most of the appliances are tucked beneath them; nothing blocks the views through the side windows except the full-size refrigerator, an understandable trade-off.
The 68 I inspected had no lower helm station, but it can be ordered with one.
“This is a semi-custom boat,” said Emily Yen, Dyna Yachts sales and marketing manager, adding that a galley-down arrangement is also available, and owners can choose between an open flybridge with hardtop or an enclosed skylounge.
The Dyna 68 on display at the Palm Beach show had the skylounge layout—a good call for the Florida market, since it adds another level of air-conditioned comfort. The skylounge features an indoor seating area with a small wet bar, and there is a curved outdoor settee with a table just outside the door. This gives owners the choice of dining on the aft deck or up on the flybridge.
The upper helm station has a single chair and a large dashboard with room for three MFDs. Our yacht was equipped with a full Garmin electronics suite, but owners can specify packages by other manufacturers if they prefer.
A bow and stern thruster are standard; options include a Yacht Controller remote and Seakeeper. The gyro fits neatly in the engine compartment, tucked beneath the bench that holds the genset. Working space around the 1,150-hp twin Cat C18s is generous for a boat of this size.
The Dyna 68’s belowdecks accommodations include a VIP with en suite head, a twin stateroom, a bunkroom and a full-beam master with king berth, coffee nook, walk-in closet and head with large shower. Cor D. Rover’s well-honed design aesthetic is evident here, especially in the handsome “luggage-style” leather accents.
Before heading out onto the bustling docks of the Palm Beach show, I entered the separate crew’s quarters via a transom door and found, to my surprise, that they include berths for two, a head, crew mess with a microwave and a table, and a washer/dryer. This is a small superyacht indeed.
Dyna 68 Specifications:
Displ. (approx.): 70,548 lbs.
Fuel: 1,000 gal.
Water: 220 gal.
Standard Power: 2/1,150-hp Cat C18 Acert diesel
Cruise Speed: 22 knots
Top Speed: 27 knots
Base price: $2.66 million