When a demanding clientele meets ambitious engineers you end up with some of the most unique and inspiring designs and technologies. Constantly stretching boundaries is the yacht industry, forever at the forefront of innovation. Join us today as we look at the luxury yacht charter designs of tomorrow.
Revolutionising the way we perceive and manufacture yachts is the 70m M/Y Xhibitionist. The yacht has been designed by Eduard Gray with the express intention of hosting events and exhibitions. This futuristic diesel-electric hybrid can hold up 600 guests and is set to be released within the next two years.
The particularly unique element to this yacht is its different modes, which suit varying purposes depending on the event being hosted. For example, there is the “Guest Mode” which is designed to welcome large groups of guests in a reception style hall. Alternatively, “Retail Mode” is ideally designed to host vendors with sliding and folding door functions automatically erected as temporary partitions. Meanwhile, “Showroom Mode” creates interior space for display functions such as motor shows and various other exhibitions in a glamorous setting.
Further to this customisable feature, Xhibitionist also has a 350-seat restaurant; catwalk and fashion show facilities; and a conference room, as well as a nightclub, casino and bar. Xhibitionist’s crowning glory is the retractable platform located at the yacht’s bow, which can serve as a helipad for three helicopters or as a stage area for live concerts and performances.
Our very own Ocean Sapphire also has a unique design to boast. Built by Italian Shipyard Rodriguez Yachts in 2010, the aluminium hull and superstructure cuts an original silhouette against the sun. Often considered the world’s capital of style, Ocean Sapphire continues Italy’s tradition for flamboyant design productions and would look fantastic on a yacht charter to the Amalfi Coast.
Ocean Sapphire’s innovative design doesn’t stop at the exterior however. Inside, modern and exclusive designs by renowned interior designer Norman Foster mean Ocean Sapphire is a yacht to stand out from the crowd. Clever construction planning has also lent her a large deck space more spacious than almost all other yachts in her 41.1m class. This means she has plenty of space for a large sun deck, a bar, private gym, a home cinema, a beach hut and an al fresco dining area.
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Yacht owners and their guests are permanently surrounded by an entourage of crewmembers. Even on large superyachts it can sometimes be difficult to escape the attention of others. Consequently, Monaco based naval architects Pastrovich Studio initiated a new project, whose “main goal was to assure the owner a real total privacy”. The result is M/Y X R-evolution.
This 77m yacht includes several customizable “bungalows” that can be ejected as floating islands from the main vessel. Using six hydraulic cylinders and a special hull resembling something akin to a wavepiecer and catamaran hybrid, Pastrovich Studios have designed unique floating islands that can be converted at the owner’s discretion into swimming pools, private gardens, sundecks and more.
Stefano Pastrovich, founder of Pastrovich Studio, boldly declared, “if you don’t try new ideas and attempt something daring, you definitely won’t advance”. The 77m X R-evolution is, indeed, an advancement, far progressed into the future beyond anything that is currently on the superyacht market.