Featuring sleek and contemporary styling, Nick Mezas Yacht Design introduces its latest motor yacht concept in collaboration with Van Oossanen Naval Architects, the 69m Project Smooth. The inspiration behind the Smooth was to create a fast vessel for long-distance cruising in complete comfort, whether spending time on the yacht’s spacious exterior decks or inside. These requirements are met by the Van Oossanen developed Fast Displacement Hull with integrated Hull Vane®. The combination of the two allows a high maximum speed and high fuel efficiency, while the Hull Vane® furthermore dampens the pitching and rolling motions of the vessel.



The spacious interior and exterior areas are aesthetically pleasing and feature thick bulwarks on every deck, providing guests aboard with a sense of safety as well as adding to the yacht’s powerful looking design. It was clear right from the beginning that these elements represent an important part of the design in order for it to work. 
Smooth’s exterior boasts lovely long and fluent lines, flowing through the yacht’s decks to create her modern yet timeless design. Another detail which contributes to the yacht’s sleek design is the bow’s top-plate which slopes gently back towards the yacht’s stern. This sloping line is accentuated by the hull’s two-tone white and grey metallic color. 



Guest accommodation has been created on the lower-deck of the superyacht, incorporating 4 guest cabins - two twin and two doubles. Guests can use the yacht’s lift which goes from the lower deck to the main- and bridge deck, or take the main staircase opposite to the lift. The crew mess is located forward of the guest cabins with 7 crew cabins for 14 crew; all cleverly separated from the guest cabins and areas by a sliding door. This enables crew to service the guest cabins without undue passage through guest areas and saves time. The lower deck also shows off a vast beach club aft with a portside terrace where guests have the opportunity to enjoy a swim, watersports or lounge.



The main deck boasts the full-beam Owner’s suite with the owner’s office on the starboard side. This luxurious suite features a spacious bathroom with direct access to a large walk-in wardrobe. The suite also offers a private cinema room. The suite’s large windows allow plenty of natural light to enter these luxurious areas. The tender garage is located forward on the same deck and hosts a 27ft tender, diving gear, Sea-Doos, canoes and various other superyacht toys. Smooth’s saloon and dining area which are located aft on the main deck offer seating for up to 12 guests. There is an extensive galley with pantry on the main deck’s portside with a practical food lift for effortlessly serving delicious dishes to the bridge- and sun deck. Additionally, when stepping outside through the saloon’s sliding doors, guests will find a lounge area with a beautiful pool from which the views of the vessel’s surroundings can be enjoyed. 



Moving onto the bridge deck, guests will enter a second spacious saloon, complimented with an abundance of natural light, thanks to the panoramic windows. Smooth’s generous gym is found forward of the saloon and has her own bathroom. The wheelhouse and captain’s cabin are located forward of the saloon and gym. There is also a comfortable al-fresco seating area for those lovely romantic evenings to be enjoyed while at anchor.

Smooth’s vast sun-deck shows off a stylish combination of a Jacuzzi and sunbathing area facing forward. There is also a dance floor, another sunbathing area and a large bar, which is excellent for guests when raising a glass of wine and relaxing.



Smooth’s steel hull reaches a maximum speed of about 20 knots, coupled with a 5000 nm range at 14 knots, when powered by 2x MTU 16V 4000 M73L engines using a fully conventional drive train. Fuel consumption at 14 knots is approximately 28 l/nm (392 liters per hour) and the vessel can cross the Atlantic from Gibraltar to Antigua in under a week (in good weather conditions). 

In November 2016 the Dutch superyacht designer presented a 74 meter custom motor yacht concept in his first collaboration with Amels.   



Nick Mezas Yacht Design has recently moved their office to Kortenaerkade 7A, 2518AX in The Hague, the Netherlands.

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