Christian Grande and DFC Wuxi Dong Fang High Speed Craft Close to the first DFC 45 launch


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The collaborative effort between the important Chinese shipyard DFC-Wuxi Dong Fang High Speed Craft and designer Christian Grande is about to pay off. The first yacht of the gamma from the Parma based designer has entered the completion phase; a modern streamlined 45 footer with huge windows, unusual and innovative in the Asian market.

Edizione – Adilson Pacheco
Fonte – Elisa Corti
Sand People Communication
Post – 19/01-17:27

The exterior of the DFC 45′ is characterized by sober, elegant lines and, especially in the two-tone version of the Coupé, perfectly sharpened.

Both versions interior’s were designed with “European” and “Asian” variants, with a widespread use of leathers and precious woods. Special attention was paid to interior furnishings and pilot station ergonomics, conceived through specific studies with perfectly functional and rational layouts. The same attention was paid to their modern and innovative appearance and material combinations, with distinctly western features as per owners request.

The new DFC 52′, big sister to the DFC 45′, was also designed by Christian Grande. Based on similar concepts but offering more space and equipment, the 52′ is presently in an intermediate stage of development, further details for the press will be released in early 2016.

DFCS’ development plans are ambitious; they include the production of new fiberglass yachts from 30′ to 60′ in the period 2014 – 2016, with new J-boats and business boats beginning in 2017.

DFC 45 – Brief Specs

Length overall: 14.85 m
Beam: 4.4 m
Displacement: 12 t
Fuel: 1200 l
Water: 550 l
Max speed: 33 Knots
Cruise speed: 24 Knots
Cabins: 2
Toilets: 2
Engines: 2 x Volvo Penta D6 435



Who’s Christian Grande – One of the youngest designers to be included in the palmares of the yacht design world, starting in 1992 when he conceived courageous and innovative, later to be defined as milestones in yacht design. Grande to date has completed more than 100 yacht designs and has garnered more than 15 international awards. He has also collaborated with Sacs, Sanlorenzo and Invictus Yachts.