The Artnautica 60 combines light weight with efficient hull dynamics. Two of Volvo Penta’s latest-generation D11 IPS 800s will result in a boat capable of 30-plus knots and a range of 1200nm-plus at 10 knots.

“This boat is all about efficiency, seakeeping and performance,” says Harjamaa. “Three key decisions were made at the outset: the use of Volvo’s IPS2 propulsion system, a lowprofile shape and the elimination of weight where possible.

“The IPS system frees up the volume under the pilothouse – the area would typically be an engine room. This additional space is now used for tankage, storage and the mechanical equipment that allows the boat to be self-sustaining for long periods.

“A large, open cockpit makes a great game-fishing platform,

and the generous cabins are filled with light. We chose LSB for this project because of its proven experience of creating hightech custom composite boats.”

Comfortable open-ocean sports fishing and spacious, inshore family-cruising were the goals of the owner, an experienced Auckland boatie.


“It’s a perfect project for LSB,” says marketing manager Luke Hill. “We’re experienced in this kind of quality, lightweight construction and the custom nature of the build is our strength. The owners have taken a keen interest in every aspect of the boat since the first design stroke and the whole team is excited about bringing this handsome, innovative boat to reality.”

The Artnautica 60 is due for launch in early 2022.