New 80 Footer under construction at MSY

Semi-raised deck saloon model gives priority to ease of sailing and comfort Michael Schmidt Yachtbau (MSY) in Germany has started outfitting a brand-new 80-foot sailing yacht with a semi-raised deck saloon.

The Brenta 80 SRD is part of a stunning new line designed by Lorenzo Argento and a follow-up to the successful Brenta 80 DC. With this new project, Michael Schmidt and his team of innovative collaborators showcase the yard’s desire to create vessels using the finest materials and artisanal techniques for clients seeking the purest sailing experience. Designed and built to al-low owners and their family to enjoy every aspect of their time on board, the Brenta 80 SRD is a natural progression from the Brenta 80 DC, which featured a debut inte-rior by Sir David Chipperfield.

Making simple things better A key focus of the design of the Brenta 80 SRD is to keep all systems understanda-ble for the owner and reduce complexity.

This first model is being built for a family with three children who will mostly be sailing without a skipper. The desire to make simple things better has therefore been a core philosophy for Michael Schmidt, Lo-renzo Argento and the UK-based interior design team from Design Unlimited as they have developed this impressive new yacht for fast and exceptionally comfortable cruising.

Highlights include a double steering position on the aft deck, a secured cockpit and an all-glass saloon in the superstructure. The latter will provide a wonderfully light & bright interior while also providing maximum visibility on the outside world. Built in carbon with a lightweight interior, construction of this first Brenta 80 SRD is due to be completed by May and the boat will be handed over to her owner in time for the earlysummer sailing season.

“The mission of Michael Schmidt Yachtbau is to build swift sailing yachts that combine contemporary luxuries with ease of use,” explains MSY sales director Tijl Hetterschijt. “Leveraging on Michael’s unrivalled experience of practical boatbuilding and life at sea, the Brenta 80 SRD raises the bar for premium quality, fast cruising sailing yachts. We are also developing further models in the range between 70ft and 96ft, which will be unveiled in due course. Exciting times are ahead!”

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