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 2019. 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.
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.