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The boats built in Italy, in other Mediterranean countries as well
as those built in Great Britain and in Germany according to the
Mediterranean tradition or that will be used in the Med Sea are
ever-more similar to each other and are almost always of the same
classes. This missing design diversification originates from the
fact that smaller and weaker yards do not risk in building yachts
that are too futuristic or too far from the traditional design.
This attitude is accepted by brokers and by the less informed
clientele who are afraid of making the wrong choices and of seeing
the quotation of their used boat drop considerably. They do not
"dare", if "dare" means choosing what one really likes and not
what is more appropriate.
Some time ago, I visited a Technema 87 and I was astonished by the
extremely interesting personality of her design. The boat size is
considerable (91'5" ft) and she is a "wide body", that is to say,
she has no side decks therefore, the salon is extended from one
ship side to ship side. Traditionalists argue that this may pose a
problem when docking, in fact, crew members have greater
difficulties in running from bow to stern and vice versa.
Nevertheless, I believe that worse technical compromises are often
accepted on board a yacht and this choice greatly improves life on
board and greatly satisfies the Owner who benefits from a salon
which is as large as the salon of a 115 footer. After all, it is
the Owner who pays and giving him great satisfaction means
reaching an important objective.
In reality, difficult docking is the declared criticism that hides
reality: the average owner generally prefers a yacht with covered
and artificially lit side decks because this arrangement gives the
impression the boat is larger that what she actually is.
On the contrary, the Technema 87, looks like a sport boat and when
one leaves the flybridge to walk on the bow, the ompression of
being on the deck of a very big open boat is invaluable.
I like the "full breadth" concept very much. Nevertheless, in my
opinion, if applied to boats that are smaller than 80 feet it
would be a big mistake: the boat would look very high, not
proportionate and relatively heavy (as related to her length). The
Italian market does offer boats of this type but they are nothing
Americans are traditionalist yachtsmen: they do not like
innovations but they are very practical and love comfort and
rationality. They adopted the "full breadth" formula years ago
because they prefer ample interior space even if this means
reducing space on deck. Tachnema 87 may be defined as a yacht with
an international design and a strong personality with special
aesthetic particulars, such as the big vertical window bays of the
salon (at sea, the effect is fantastic).
The interiors are in wood and are superbly finished. Everything
seems to have been custom made, and not mass-produced, on this
impressive yacht. The Tachnema 87 has a rather long deck aft which
does not harm her outside line; on the contrary, the boat seems
sportier that she is in reality. What really do not look nice are
the reinforcing structures of the flybridge, which might need to
be rather large due to the heavy tender chosen by the Owner. The
Tachnema hull length does increase the L/B (length/beam) ratio but
this value lies within the average value of other planing and
semi-planing boats of the same class if one considers the speeds
in the 20-30 knots range.
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