There are flybridge cruisers, and then there are flybridge cruising yachts. The line between them isn’t always distinct, but when you check out the Dyna Yachts 63, it’s an easy call to make: this is a yacht, period.
Just what is it that separates the yachts from the boats? Sure, size matters, but in this case it’s the finish and luxury level of the interior that makes things so clear cut. Most big boats have nice woodwork, but the Dyna has eye-warming book-matched grain flowing across African cherry cabinetry. Most big boats have faux granite countertops, but the Dyna has the real thing. Most big boats have a wine chiller, but the Dyna has a wood-thatched, blue-lighted Danby wine chiller worthy of display at the Louvre. The examples go on and on.
Ensconced in this interior is a three stateroom plus crew quarters/fourth stateroom aft layout, featuring an amidships full-beam master. The master is so voluminous that it encompasses a pedestal California king berth, a full-sized built-in chest of drawers, and facing settees with a convertible desk/vanity in-between. Naturally, it also has an en suite head with a separate stall shower. The forward VIP stateroom has a pedestal berth and its own entrance to the shared day-head, and the guest stateroom can be arranged with twin single berths or a single large berth.
The aft crew’s quarters have two single berths, a head, a small dining area, and a mini-galley with a microwave and refrigerator. This area is also one of the big surprises aboard; most crew’s quarters are designed with the dimensions of a shoebox and are finished off in a rather lackluster manner. For the European market, where a captain and mate will likely share the space, no one gives it a second thought. But in America more of the yachts will be owner-operated, so this space is likely to be utilized by guests. And even this often-ignored space is finished off with every attention to detail including more book-matched woodwork, leather upholstery, and inset LED lighting overhead. Nobody bunking here will ever feel as if they are in second class.
The crew’s quarters mini-galley is just one of three gallies on the Dyna 63. In addition to the main galley, which can be arranged either galley-up or galley-down as per the owner’s specifications, there’s also an outdoor galley including an electric grill located on the flybridge. And speaking of that flybridge: it’s more evidence that the “yacht” moniker fits. To call it monstrous sells it short, with L-shaped settees both under the hardtop and under open sky, plus a sunpad across from the helm. Speaking of sunpads, sun worshippers will also enjoy the bow’s triple chaise lounge, which sits in front of a four-person outdoor settee.
Dyna builds the 63 with a vacuum-infused hull and topsides, foam coring in the deck and house, and vinylester resins. Power then comes courtesy of a pair of stock 1000-hp CAT C12.9 diesel inboards (though again, the owner can spec out to their desires), which provide a cruise in the low- to mid-20s and a top-end right around 30 mph. Efficiency at cruise hovers right around 0.4 mpg, giving the Dyna 63 a range of over 300 miles. (Owners can also opt for Volvo IPS pod propulsion as another power option.)
You say owning a big boat is great, but you’d rather own a yacht? The line between the two may be blurry in some cases, but in this one it’s as clear as day. Step aboard the Dyna Yachts 63, and you’ll be left with no doubt.
By Lenny Rudow
Dyna Yachts 63 Specifications:
Draft (min.): 5’2”
Displacement (approx.): 63,900 lbs.
Fuel Capacity: 1000 gal.
Water Capacity: 200 gal.
Max HP: NA
Local Dealer: Chesapeake Yacht Center in Baltimore, MD, and Hampton and Woodbridge, VA - (410) 823-2628
Contact dealer for pricing.