Designed by the award winning designer Harry Miesbauer, the Scuderia 65 is in effect a real racer-cruiser, certainly the most complex and sophisticated from the perspective of composite construction and leight weight Interior.
We tried to build it controlling every time the overall weight and the structural integrity, essential qualities for a racing boat with a special care for the interiors like it should be in a 65 ft. sailboat.
Exactly in line with the Scuderia brand, the Scuderia 65 is also a boat that has been designed for racing without forgetting its comfort on board. The boat stands out for its details and essential style.
The yacht is characterized by an intense use of stylish and smart solutions such as the prevailing use of the hydraulic system in order to maximize usability, even with a reduced crew.
The draft of the boat is bigger compared to other boats of its class. It is 4.4 m and the lifting keel facilitates the return to the ports with its 2.9 m lifted position.
The keel strikes the harmony of the interiors that, although essential, give a feeling of home and comfort. The interior layout, starting from the bow, is divided into the owner’s area, saloon, guest area and crew as well as the technical areas like the sail locker, engine room and lazzarette.
A boat designed and built by sailors for sailors.
The sleek hull lines and clean deck are perfectly allied with an elegant and minimal interior. At once practical for sail handling while racing and architectural in its styling, this is an interior that genuinely succeeds at combining form and function.
No wonder, that the boat scooped a highly sought-after A ’Design Award this year from an international jury of design experts who recognised its aesthetic qualities and sailing abilities. “Winning the yacht and marine vessel category means a lot to me, and it is satisfying to ‘close the book ’on a long story,” says Miesbauer.
“Also, because it is awarded by a jury which consists of product and automotive designers, architects and design journalists.”
Certainly, there are plenty of unique design features on the Scuderia 65, most visibly the low-profile coachroof with a wrap-around window. “It is something nobody else does on sailing yachts,” says Miesbauer. “It is an aesthetic trick to stretch the appearance and to give it a more elegant look.”
He uses a similar trick to play with the perspectives in the saloon of the boat. If you stand by the keel casing looking aft, your eye sees a companionway stretching up to the cockpit, lengthened by the way the steps become narrower as they go up.
Another point of focus was the controls around the twin helm consoles. The owner wanted hydraulic controls at the side of the console, so Miesbauer sculptured the main surface round the corner of the pedestal and down to take the buttons. The throttle is recessed on the top of the console, where it is less obtrusive.
In contrast to many fast IRC boats out there, the Scuderia 65 has been designed to provide a comfortable base for cruising as well. The enclosed U-shaped galley to port is well equipped and spacious, and there are three cabins. The master cabin forward is a double with a dedicated sofa area and en`suite shower room. Two flexible twin V-berths aft also have their own shower rooms, all in lightweight moulded composite.
Labour-saving appliances like washing machines and ice-makers are fitted in a modular fashion, so as to be easily removable for racing. “It all goes back to a first conversation I had with the skipper and the owner during the Middle Sea Race a few years back,” says Miesbauer. “Together, we came up with a concept for a larger boat, fast offshore and with sexy lines, but where there was still a place for family cruising.”
“I believe that we have got the balance exactly right, as this is a boat that you would happily cross the Atlantic in. And despite her performance, she is not a complicated yacht. She is simple to handle two-up, and wherever we had the choice between an elaborate technical solution and something more straightforward, we have kept it simple.”
Miesbauer is hoping that more of these boats will be built now she has proved her potential against her peers. With looks that refuse to bow to the trends of the day and an award-winning design, the Scuderia 65 will be as fresh in five years as she is today.
Lenght: 20,050 m
Max Beam: 5,510 m
Draft: 4,40 – 2,90 m lifting keel
Displacement: ca.17.500 kg – target / measurement trim
Ballast: 6.100 kg
Total Sail Area: ca. 259,6 sq (racing configuration) | ca. 245,1 sq (cruising configuration)