Did You Know That Hyundai Produces Yachts?
Hyundai Group started the Hyundai Yacht business in 1975 as Kyungil Yacht Industry Co. Ltd.ith the establishment of ASAN Chung Ju-yung, Hyundai Group founder. The project continued in the company “Special Ships Operation Division of Hyundai Precision & Industrial Co. Ltd”, “Hyundai Life Boats Co. and Hyundai Yachts Co., Ltd.
This company is the first yacht manufacturer in the Korean history. They started to build sailing yachts from 33 – 44 feet, as well as “Sonata” motor yachts models 3100 and 5300. The first sailboat that officially crossed the Pacific Ocean in 1980 was named “Bluebird”. This boat proved the yacht building capability in Korea in general.
Hyundai Yacht is the company that now builds the model “Asan 45” in cooperation with “Prince Yacht Design, Inc.” a yacht design and marine-engineering office based in Wisconsin U.S. This company won the U.S. National Marine Manufacturers Association award in 1996.
Before he has founded his company, the owner Bill Prince worked for the yacht designer Michael Peters, Island Packet Yachts as well as the America’s Cup winner Ted Hood.
Bill Prince has created compelling designs for yachts from 9 to 60 meters (30-feet to 197-feet) with unique, modern and classic designs in both power and sail yachts.
Hyundai Asan 62 Model is designed by Bill Prince Yacht Design, Inc., like the 1st yacht with truly innovative and proven pod-propulsion systems available today.
This yacht posses advanced powertrain and different mechanical systems integrated neatly under the cockpit, high performance hull and luxurious 2-level interior, full beam main salon with the largest hullside-windows in any yacht under 30-meter (100-feet), 3 staterooms and 3 heads on 1 level, luxury sky lounge together with a wet bar and additional head on the second level. The interior of this yacht promises privacy, luxury and sophistication previously unseen on a yacht from this size.
What Hyundai car is More Suitable for the Yacht Owners? Grand Santa Fe or Equus?
1. Hyundai Grand Santa Fe
Charming Hyundai Grand Santa Fe is premium vehicle and sophisticated, with extraordinary comfort and great performance with the last state of Hyundai’s art technologies.
This SUV is positioned in between the D-SUV and S – SUV segment to meet the customers’ demands for more premiums SUV with a lot of space and competitive price.
This SUV is completely new concept of vehicle with more voluminous surface and stronger balanced lines based on the original Hyundai “Storm Edge” concept from the smaller Santa Fe (Sport) and new stylish, convenient premium interior.
The powertrain of the vehicle is very exciting. There are 3 types of engines that can be installed under the hood: 3.3-liter Lambda II GDI -294hp/6,400, than 3.3-liter Lambda II MPI-270hp/6,400 – V6 engine, 3.0-liter Lambda II GDI-264 hp/6,400, and 2.2-liter R-VGT CRDi-197hp/3,800 –4-cylinder diesel engine with highly efficient turbo charger. Read more on Grand Santa Fe Overview.
2. Hyundai Equus
With a lot of cutting edge premium features, new GDi engines and developed stylish exterior and interior, Hyundai will challenge more established competitors’ brand from Germany and Japan.
The New Equus (Centennial) experienced exterior changes trough the face lifting, but redesigned stylish dashboard and improved comfort on front and rear seats shows new look inside. Hyundai improved the noise reduction and cabin became ultra quiet.
In the new Hyundai Equus a lot of premium features are integrated: head Up display, blind-spot detection system, haptic steering wheel put this hi-class luxury sedan to the top of this car’s segment according to the newest technology.
Hyundai’s brand direction “Modern Premium” truly enhanced the new Hyundai Equus (Centennial) with more sophisticated technology, comfort and luxury.
The power train of new Hyundai Equus are these 2 engines: Lambda 3.8 V6 engine with 334 ps and TAU 5.0 V8 engine available with 8-speed automatic transmission with 430 ps, top sped 240 km/h and 5.8 sec. 0-60mph (0-100 km/h). Read more on Equus (Centennial) Overview.
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