Posted 2016/09/07 at 0:23 in Yacht Reviews
The Dyna 60 is the first European-inspired motor yacht made by a Taiwanese, yet targets Americans interested in modern-style cruising. It is a sporty cruiser and ideal for social functions due to its spaciousness. The deckhouse contains a full service galley which is on the starboard side; a modern center island with a Corian countertop made with tempered glass.
A European style large dining table on the deck which uses a flying overhang bridge as a shade. In American traditions, the guests at a party end up crowding themselves in the kitchen even though the house is very big; so the boat’s layout decided to make the kitchen extraordinary. The kitchen takes on a traditional yet modern look, the cabinetry is made from teak which is satin-finished, the seats are made from leather and several areas are made from glass.
The surface finishes are done using traditional craftsmanship by hand laying. The 16-foot-4-inch beam is almost completely used. On the decks below, the full beam master is very comfortable with an extra-large bed, a sitting area which has a table and is different from the rest. It also has large through-hull windows, hanging lockers and an en-suite head. The starboard guest room and the forward VIP also has a head, a king-size bed and a round hatch in the overhead. Other rooms that house the crew members are also moderately large and comfortable.
The advertisements of some cruisers suggest that they can seat up to ten people on their flying bridge but end up unable to do so. The Dyna 60 is not one of such cruisers; the 60 can comfortably seat 10 guests. The cantilevered platform on which it is designed is very strong and can move as far as the transom. The settee on the flying bridge is furnished with two wide benches, a table; the cushions are covered with Sunbrella. The stamina and strength of the flying bridge is due to the triple connection method which also removes any joints between the seats and fiberglass cabinets.
The Dyna 60 is safety conscious; with high bulwarks (barriers) on the boat which is a very important feature since this is a partying boat.
This 60-foot vessel has a headroom of 7 feet in the engine room, which is very amazing; the engine room is easily accessible for routine checks; the pipes and wires are color-coded and are also easily accessible in case of repairs or inspection. The pipes and wires are held firmly, using cable holders, to avoid unfastening; they also have tags for identification purposes.
One would think the Dyna 60 would perform the same way as a Winnebago because of all the space it carries, but this is very far from the truth. Dyna 60’s pair of 715-horsepower Cummins QSM11s enables it face the waterline head-on, at a cruise speed of 18 knots, its fuel burn is at 47 gph at 2000rpm. At top end, the Dyna 60 can cruise comfortably at almost 25 knots which is way better than some other cruisers like Caterpillar, MAN or Volvo. She beats the waves efficiently with her deep V-hull which is very sturdy.
You will enjoy being at the helm of a 60 with its low slippage level with a 50-yard radius when it is cruising. The helm has many features available at your disposal displayed on its antiglare LED screens – its Garmin displays are the best. The boat is very easy to handle. You may need to bend a bit to view the horizon; but the elegant twin Sienna leather pilot seats definitely makes up for that in convenience.
FUEL: 700 GAL
WATER: 180 GAL
TEST POWER: 2/715-HP Cummins QSM11 diesels