DeBasto Designs and Hodgdon Shipbuilding today released an innovative design concept - the Onyx 41.
A beautiful, stylish design, Onyx is as easy to operate as it is to look at. From touch screen controls to remote monitoring, Onyx sets a new standard of technology applications in a yacht of this size. A host of innovative features such as a self-deploying integrated fender system, built-in dock line handling and user-friendly features including hybrid electric propulsion and joystick steering bring owner-operator convenience to a new level.
And if the sophistication of the features alone is not enough to impress, consider the level of luxury aboard. A generous open plan space below features a large berth, wrap around settee, galley and head with surprisingly creative dual opening skylights above. On deck, the open-air concept, semi-enclosed deck lounge opens dramatically to the outside world with a multiple-panel, sliding skylight roof. Integrated monolithic furniture runs nearly the full length of the available space, offering ample stylish seating and lounging.
Both interior and exterior furnishings are client- tailored luxury weather and stain-resistant fabrics from the Interiors Division of Loro Piana. The concept of Onyx is not simply about style, it is also about execution. Execution with standards befitting the world of superyachts where the demand for quality is second to none. To achieve such a standard, Luiz turned to Hodgdon for the answer.
With a nearly 200-year pedigree that includes some of the world's finest superyachts and superyacht tenders, advanced composite expertise and the in-house engineering to transition design into production, Hodgdon rose to the top of the list easily. "Although not widely known, Hodgdon's quality is amazing, truly first class, which is our vision for Onyx, a perfect fit", says Luiz DeBasto of his choice of shipyard collaboration. Onyx is expected to be built in very limited quantities for only the most discriminating of owners.
Rooted in 200 years of boatbuilding tradition, the yard earned its way into the 21st Century with innovation. Today Hodgdon is a US leader in high tech composite construction while maintaining exceptional skills for world class traditional and modern interiors. This East Boothbay, Maine -USA Company's diversification also includes high end superyacht interiors, custom sail and power superyacht construction, military and government contracting, superyacht refits and custom yacht tenders. Founded in 1816, Hodgdon is a fifth generation family run company still located in the heart of Maine's famed Boothbay Region. Hodgdon currently employs more than 120 workers, the vast majority of whom are highly skilled craftsmen and women. The HODGDON CUSTOM TENDERS division alone employs more than 15 in the Murray Hill facility of the East Boothbay-based company. Additional news for 2012 is the the annual Shipyard Cup with more than 15 sailing superyachts 20 to 50 metres, (August 2013 Boothbay Harbor, Maine. Among some of Hodgdon's more notable contributions to yachting in the last few decades are: ANTONISA (124') SCHEHERAZADE (154') AND LIBERTY (80').