While at 23 meters (75 feet) the FM75 Sossego is just shy of being a proper megayacht, I’m still featuring her here, because she’s an intriguing project. Not only is the world-renown Frank Mulder responsible for her design, he’s also responsible for her construction, via Frank Mulder Yacht Projects.
Mulder has a well-earned reputation for being a designer of high-speed yachts, with Octopussy (which hit 53 knots) and Moonraker (nearly 67 knots) among his achievements. The aluminum-hulled FM Sossego–which ironically shares her name with the Portuguese word for calmness, or peace and quiet–will follow suit, expected to reach 43-knot speeds. She’ll do so with twin 1,100-hp MAN V10-1100 CRMs linked to Arneson surface drives.
Given the sharply rising cost of fuel, some of you may wonder whether there’s still a market for high-speed (therefore high-consumption) yachts. Apparently there is, as the first FM75 Sossego is under contract and will be delivered next year. And Ocean Independence Cavendish White, which is marketing the yacht line, says there are plans for two more launches to debut next year (build time is approximately 14 months from contract signing).
Of course, there’s always a market for comfortable and practical yacht spaces. As you can see in the computer-generated image here, The FM75 will have queen-size beds in her two staterooms. The saloon, meanwhile, will double as a cozy cinema. But even better, on deck all cleats, winches, and the anchoring system will be in recessed compartments when not in use.
The second and third build slots are presently available and open to some personalization, so if you’re interested, contact the brokerage house.