Prodigium latest mega yacht concept was unveiled by Lazzarini Design Studio's team. It is spread across six different decks and can carry a total of eight tenders stored across two garages and three helicopters, each accommodated in its own hangar. It is shaped like a giant shark and spans a whopping 501 feet (153 meters) long. If it comes to realisation it would be one of the largest vessels to sail the seas. Prodigium is inspired by Roman architecture and is equipped with Roman statues and two columns that support its upper deck. This concept has three oversized pools, with waterfalls cascading from each pool into the one on the deck below, a helipad for three helicopters, and can carry eight tenders stored in two garages. Prodigium features an upper deck constructed from carbon and aluminium designed specifically to resemble the form of a shark. On the deck below, two Roman columns are positioned at the sides of the main entrance to support the upper structure.A 34 metre beam provides huge indoor living areas, including a main living area on the upper deck. The yacht can accommodate up to 44 guests, 18 staff and 12 crew.The lower deck aft area of the Shark concept was specifically designed to be transformed into a private port where yachts of up to 30 metres can moor up.The concept also features large solar panels that cover the upper deck. The yacht has a hybrid propulsion system resulting in a cruising speed of 22 knots.Credits: Lazzarini Design/YouTube
November 25, 2020
For the first time Dutch yard Heesen has a collaboration with Luca Dini Design & Architecture on the third hull of its 55 metre Steel class series Project Gemini. The yacht will feature “muscular exterior lines” by Frank Laupman’s Omega Architects. Project Gemini is under the construction at the moment and due to have its hull and superstructure joined in March 2021. Project Gemini will have a “sophisticated interior décor” by Dini with a “geometric linear design” running throughout.Its key materials will consist of Tay wood and natural stone paired with marine leather wall panels and fabric-lined ceilings. The result will be a “zen” atmosphere of “elegant calm”, the yard said.The 760GT interior spreads over 400 square metres of luxury areas for owners and guests. The yacht will accommodate a total of 12 guests in six staterooms, including an 83 square metre full beam owner’s apartment forward of the main deck. The 760GT's key features include floor to ceiling windows for natural light and incredible ocean views.Other guest accommodation consists of two twins and two doubles on the lower deck and a VIP cabin on the bridge deck.Additionally, Project Gemini features a main saloon with two large bronze-mirrored ceiling panels and large vertical windows. You can also find a lounge adjacent to the formal dining area for 12.Project Gemini will also have an option for toys and tenders to be stored on the foredeck, opening up the lower deck aft to be dedicated to a beach club and wellness area.Gemini will be equipped with plentiful outdoor areas with a 110 square metre sun deck complete with a Jacuzzi, sunpads and central bar.The yacht will be powered by twin MTU 8V 4000 M63 IMO-Tier III diesel engines for a top speed of 15.5 knots and transatlantic range of 4,500 miles at 13 knots.Heesen chief commercial officer Mark Cavendish said: “YN 19755 Project Gemini is a wonderful addition to our commercial offer and complements our range of fast-delivery yachts, ideal for those clients who are cash rich and time poor.”Gemini follows the launches of 55 metre Steel class superyachts Solemates and Pollux.Heesen Yachts delivered its 55 metre steel class superyacht Project Castor as well as YN 19255 Project Pollux.Solemates sported a number of alterations to the first three 55 metre Steel Class yachts: a full beam sky lounge, a larger master stateroom of 73 square metres and larger lower deck suites.YN 19255 Project Pollux was launched at the facility in Oss in August 2020 and featured a new layout to emphasize her vast interior volume of approximately 760GT.
November 25, 2020
Sanlorenzo has a new addition to its line of semi displacement yachts now with the 35.75 metre SD118 yacht model. It was reported that five units of the new yacht model had been already sold, with a version with interiors penned by Zuccon International Project and a second version with interiors styled by Patricia Urquiola.The SD118’s exterior design features a “wide-body hull” and “classic, traditional lines” which are the courtesy of Zuccon International Project.The boats's exterior has a forward outdoor living area that splits across two levels, both of which have access to the owner's cabin. In addition to that, the boat features a restyled stern, that has an option to be transformed into swim platform of 19 square metres, if the yacht is at anchor.The yacht is scheduled to be premiered at the 2021 Cannes Yachting Festival. One of its key features will include a beam of 7.9 metres and options to have two propulsion package options.Owners have an opportunity to choose a pair of MTU 10V2000M86 1380hp engines, for a top speed of 18 knots, or a pair of CAT Acert C32 1622hp engines, for a top speed of 19 knots. The SD118 is reported to have a cruising speed of 11 knots.The Sanlorenzo shipyard with headquarters in La Spezia, has been building motor yachts since 1958, with only a limited number of made-to-measure units per year.
November 25, 2020
Elegant, having a powerful profile and a sustainable and green essence. Beautiful and opulent, yet efficient enough to reach the most remote places.The name is the embodiment of these two key features.The concept aims to achieve Ultra quality in both style and eco-friendliness.The finest materials and workmanship, in the interior as well as in the construction, make the Ultra2 concept Superyacht a gem of modern design, engineering, and privacy. A relaxed mood of comfort and serenity comes from luxurious bespoke interiors and a solid construction quality.The interiors are inviting and luxurious.Cabins and public spaces are trimmed in T. Fotiadis’ recognizable signature use of the highest quality interior materials, fabrics and furniture. Interiors that tell a story, with soul and character, where oversized window panels create breathtaking views, seamlessly merging with the elements.Clean expressive lines that highlight hull silhouette and chamfers, characterize the exterior, give the feeling of a robust masculine design, ensure a quiet stable ride in any waters.One of the innovations aboard Ultra2 is the unique safe ‘core’ that combines a contemporary suite with an extraordinary diplomatic-grade secure-meeting environment, for the ultimate expression of security and ‘connected seclusion’ while offering both economy of space and peace of mind. From the construction process to the operational running of the yacht, Ultra2’s cutting edge security and privacy technology is supported by military standard counter-intelligence protocol and crew training. This ensures that the human element of privacy and security is as impenetrable as the technological element.At the heart of this beautiful and secure Superyacht lies the awareness of our obligation to the nature.The ship is driven by the all-electric Azipod propulsion system and is powered by hybrid diesel-electric motors. Methanol fuel cells operate continuously and provide high performance to keep the puffer batteries charged and ready for action. During port operations, like in breaks or when cruising at low speeds, the methanol fuel cells charge the puffer batteries. This means that there is always enough energy for both the electric motors and all ships systems.This remotely monitored, environmentally friendly power solution reduces significantly the ship's thermal and acoustic impact, and minimizes the need for service and maintenance.The collective knowledge of generations of engineers and boatbuilders has given rise to a classical structure that fully belongs to modernity.Ultra2 is the ultimate ready-to-build concept that uses the best proven technologies from skilled teams, that support T. Fotiadis Design with their knowledge and experience gathered from past projects.This concept is standing on the shoulder of giants.Photo Credits: Hoch3consulting
November 20, 2020
As we are continuing the series of the 16 winners of World Superyacht Awards, let's discuss boat number 16 - White Rabbit.White Rabbit won an Award in the category of Judges' Commendation.White Rabbit is a 84 m / 275′8″ luxury motor yacht. She was built by Echo Yachts in 2018. The motor yacht can accommodate guests in cabins. The yacht was designed by Sam Sorgiovanni.In 2018 Australian custom Superyacht builder Echo Yachts have proudly revealed their 84m superyacht newbuild project White Rabbit during an exclusive VIP event at their shipyard in Henderson, Western Australia.White Rabbit is 100% custom designed and built according to its experienced Owners exacting requirements and is the culmination of 4 years of detailed design and construction efforts by the team involved. At nearly 3000 gross tonnes, 84m in length and 19.6m beam, White Rabbit is largest superyacht built in Australia as is the largest aluminium and largest tri-hull superyacht in the world.The enormous trimaran hull form and refined styling of White Rabbit create a profound and immediate Wow Factor that no other hull form can quite achieve.
November 19, 2020