Sleek, chic and fast, Doug Zurn‘s gorgeous new design for the 63 foot/19 metre Lynx Commuter has been making waves in the yachting industry since its announcement last week. Designed for the Dutch-based Lynx Yachts shipyard, this racy powerboat boasts classic lines which hark back to the elegant 1930s commuter boats which would shuttle Wall Street’s rich and famous to and from their Long Island mansions.
Her handsome good looks make the new Lynx Commuter equally at home whether set against a soaring metropolitan skyline or cruising elegant Mediterranean resorts like Nice or Monaco. The original aluminum design has her imagined as a tender intended to accompany a much larger version, but Zurn has also considered her role as a fast commuter run-around in her versatile design.
Most notable is the distinctive reverse sheer, a very practical design feature which gives her a roomy bow and enhances her seaworthiness. In the aft the low cockpit eases access on and off the boat and also encourages her passengers to take a dip in the sea or indulge in a drink or two to the backdrop of the gentle lapping waves on her hull. Should her owners wish to take things up a notch, her two Caterpillar C32-Acert 1900hp diesels should satisfy even the most ardent adrenaline junkies with a top speed of 45 knots.
In total the Lynx Commuter can accommodate up to 18 guests onboard should her owners wish to extend those casual drinks into a full-blown party. She was originally designed with the possibility to house two crew members on board in the forward cabin in addition to the roomy main cabin with its large ensuite head with shower.
For now it is expected that Lynx Yachts will build all of their Commuters in aluminum which both complements the elegant Zurn design and eases the upkeep burden on future owners.