The latest designs of yachts are so large and sometimes so extravagant that it’s difficult to imagine where yacht designers can realistically go next.
In the world of luxury yachting is very important to create a sensational visual and tactile experience. Here are four of the world’s impressive yacht concepts.
Oceanco Unveils Esquel - A 105-Meter Expedition Yacht at DIBS 2019
Oceanco’s newest project, the105-meter (345ft) diesel-electric driven Esquel has been conceived and designed to explore new territories.
A perfect blend between an expedition vessel and a superyacht, Esquel offers the best of both worlds designed for extensive cruising to remote regions extending from the North Pole to the South Pole.
She has a 230 square-meter tender garage for fast ribs, varietal tenders, watersports toys. Her main deck, measuring 200 square meters has an aft deck glass superstructure with an enclosed pool and wellness area with panoramic views. Also Esquel can become a platform for any number of scientific studies.
Esquel is equipped with a sustainable compact diesel- electric architecture to allow a cruising range of 7,000 nautical miles and can reach a top speed of 16.5 knots.
Expedition Yacht Concept ‘Goliath Alexis’
The Goliath Series explorer yachts are purpose-built steel hulled motor yachts with ice class hulls (PC2). Designed by Steve Kozloff this six decks superyacht has large amount of different useful features in expedition trip.
Alexis concept except of a certified helipad, has also a 3,000-square-foot hangar, with enough space for four small helicopters. The landing pad designed the way that aircraft could take off and land in all conditions. Having different types of helicopters turns the yacht into a base for far away land destinations. Also two pools have hard retractable covers so they do not have to be drained.
Other features include heated handrails and doors to mitigate icing problems. The ice-class hull is even designed for breaking through moderate ice. Alexis also has an unusually large tender garage that holds two submarines, multiple tenders. Plus, there are four “freefall” lifeboats that can be launched in all conditions.
For accommodation the concept has a generous owner’s suite with an open sky bar, the capacity to transport 20 guests. Goliath series is capable of the extreme range of at least 20,000nm, so the 384-foot Alexis could take its owners almost literally anywhere.
Technicon Carat 187 Superyacht Concept
Carat 187 is a dramatic 187ft superyacht concept created by an international design team responsible for award winning projects in the luxury transport design sector. The goal of this project has been to create something unique, different from the current yachting design language. Designers wanted something atypical, exaggerated, and ultra-luxurious.
The ship mirrors that glamor with an ultra-sleek, apparently windowless silver hull, bold, cascading crimson staircases at the rear, and a spacious sun deck that retracts to reveal a heated pool. Inside is a total of five luxurious guest rooms, plus a huge master suite overlooking the ship’s theater and bar areas.
Project Valkyrie Gigayacht Concept
Chulhun Design has created amazing science fiction themed 229m/751ft giga yacht concept known as Valkyrie would be the largest in the world.
The mega yacht covers seven decks providing panoramic 180 views in all weather conditions. The lower decks host a helipad, an alfresco lounge and dining area and a swim platform that acts as an extension to the beach club.
The futuristic hull encompasses enough interior space to sleep 52 guests in 26 luxurious cabins, plus 92 support crew members. There’s even enough room to house multiple public areas like a theater, a shopping mall, a casino, several restaurants, and exhibition halls. A pair of 17Mw engines would give her a cruising speed of 20 knots and at an economical 16 knots would give Valkyrie a staggering range of 10,000 nautical miles.
The sailing yacht Taniwha (SW105 GT), a smart custom yacht with a strong character, was christened in Cape Town.Her deck configuration and exterior and interior design were by Nauta Design.“This new deck design has an innovative and clean look that is driven by composite construction and racing yacht styling. We think that our GT design will be a successful new style because it rests on a solid base of concepts which are the expression of a pure design,” says Massimo Gino from Nauta Design.The naval architecture was made by Farr Yacht Design. SW105 GT has a full carbon hull with her foredeck and cockpit in Nomex and pre-preg. Lightweight and with a generous sail plan, the yacht has a mast and boom in high modulus carbon and EC6 standing rigging.The interiors feature Southern Wind’s most popular owner’s cabin forward. Aft of the saloon, she has two cabins, an en suite VIP cabin with a walk-around bed and a second en suite twin a guest cabin. “The interior design is 100% new. It’s the result of a well-planned mixture of materials and geometries that we have developed on our most recent yachts. It’s elegant and understated but never predictable,” adds Massimo Gino.Taniwha is now ready for sea trials before the yacht leaves Cape Town. Southern Wind is a boutique bluewater sailing yacht shipyard founded in Cape Town in 1991. Since its foundation, SWS has specialized in the production of semi-custom high-performance superyachts. Credits: Southern Wind
April 20, 2021
The Sunreef 70 Ginette was launched recently. Ginette has refined interior design, supreme comfort and reliable performance.She can accommodate up to eight guests. The master suite has a king-size bed with a tufted backrest, a vanity and an elegant ensuite bathroom. The starboard hull houses a VIP cabin with a walk-in dressing and desk as well as a guest stateroom with a convertible twin bed.The bespoke décor is contemporary and classic with numerous velvet and brass accents. All the bathroom fittings are matt black in order to match the classic black and white floor tiling.With nearly 11m of beam, the Sunreef 70 boasts a spacious stern cockpit with plenty of space for dining, a barbecue and bar as well as a hydraulic swim platform. Accessed from the main saloon, the bow terrace features big sun pads, a sunken lounging space and clever diving gear storage. Ginette’s flybridge was given an open layout with oversized sun pads and a large u-shaped sofa.Sunreef Yachts was founded by Francis Lapp in 2002 in Gdansk, Poland. Since then the shipyard has been designing and manufacturing luxury sailing and power multihulls. Credits: Sunreef Yachts
April 20, 2021
The support vessel Time Off has been launched at the Damen yard in Antalya. She is the ninth hull of the popular 55m YS 5009 design. Like her predecessor Gene Chaser, Time Off has a large multipurpose main deck hangar which is technically ready for stern A-frame installation and allows for a flexible deck layout. Configurations can include submersible and dive operations, vehicle garage or workshop facilities, equipment stowage, space for social engagements or even transporting relief goods. <iframe src=https://player.vimeo.com/video/538999740?color=6e9ed7&title=0&byline=0&portrait=0 width=640 height=360 frameborder=0 allow=autoplay; fullscreen; picture-in-picture allowfullscreen></iframe><p><a href=https://vimeo.com/538999740>Yacht Support TIME OFF launched</a> from <a href=https://vimeo.com/damenyachting>Damen Yachting</a> on <a href=https://vimeo.com>Vimeo</a>.</p> Her Sea Axe hull form gives her unrivalled sea-keeping capabilities. “The fact that Time Off is the ninth Yacht Support to be launched from our YS 5009 design speaks volumes. The flexibility this design offers our clients to really make the vessel work to their own yachting needs and requirements is what continues to make it so popular. We are all very proud to see her hit the water in Antalya and look forward to seeing the finishing touches come together,” says Design Manager Yacht Support Wouter Kleijpoel. Time Off will be available for immediate delivery this summer. Damen Yachting, a division within the Damen Shipyards Group, was created in 2019. The division combines the pedigree and heritage of Amels yachts with the growing portfolio of SeaXplorer yachts and Yacht Support vessels. Credits: Amels
April 20, 2021
On Friday the 16th, Feadship launched the 42.5m Project 709. This full-aluminium yacht was designed by Studio De Voogt; she was sold by Camper & Nicholsons in 2019.The interior design was made by Sinot Yacht Architecture & Design, and she can accommodate twelve guests in five staterooms. This tri-deck superyacht is set to be delivered in the summer of 2022.Feadship was formed as a group in 1949 as a marketing partnership between six Dutch shipyards, de Vries Lentch, Van de Stadt, Witsen & Vis, Akerboom, De Vries Scheepsbouw and Van Lent Shipyard, and De Voogt Naval Architects. Feadship is well-known as one of Netherlands’ most elite yacht builders and delivers superyachts from 50–100+ meters in length.Credits: Feadship Facebook
April 19, 2021
Heesen Yachts announced the delivery of Moskito, YN 19255, previously known as Project Pollux. At 55m, with a Gross Tonnage of 760 GT, she is the second yacht delivered by Heesen in 2021. Her muscular exterior lines were made by Omega Architects and are characterised by 'shark-tooth' superstructure overhangs and vertical windows. The design features the latest iteration of van Oossanen’s ultra-efficient Fast Displacement Hull Form. Powered by IMO III-compliant MTU 8V 4000 M63s, it offers frugal fuel consumption of just 150 litres per hour at 11 knots.Her interior design was made by London-based studio Bannenberg & Rowell. The décor combines bold solutions with casual appeal, as is seen for example in the main saloon’s dark eucalyptus and pale sycamore joinery and chevron parquet flooring. As Dickie Bannenberg describes it, "It works equally well whether you’re in shorts and a T-shirt or dressed for dinner". "We've really enjoyed the journey from conception to completion on Moskito, greatly helped by the new owner not only going with every aspect of our original design for Heesen, but also asking us to select artwork and books,” continues Bannenberg. “Not forgetting the yacht's identity and graphics. We don't always get to remain design control freaks like this! We want to thank Minotti, Holly Hunt, Armani Casa and Parkway Interiors, among others, for going above and beyond during these challenging times of Covid-19 and Brexit, to deliver the items we selected. We also owe a special thank you to those artists who drove their work to our shippers to make sure we got them on board," he added.Moskito’s well-appointed amenities are illuminated by floor-to-ceiling windows and open bulwarks, whose sweeping sea-to-sky vistas immerse guests in the beauty of the environment.After delivery, Moskito will depart for her maiden voyage to Malta. Captain Phil Larkin and his crew of twelve will take her non-stop over 2,800 nautical miles via the 81 waypoints of the passage plan – a true shakedown cruise, ideal for testing their brand new yacht in all conditions.Moskito will be available for charter by selected guests via International Yacht Collection in the Mediterranean in summer and in the Caribbean in winter.Heesen Yachts is a Dutch ship building company that specializes in custom-built superyachts in aluminium and steel from 30 to 70m in size. Founded in 1978, it has launched more than 170 yachts since its inception.Credits: Heesen Yachts
April 19, 2021