Inspired by the unique design of fastback cars, Luiz DeBasto’s new 70- meter yacht concept features similar sporty lines. DeBasto explains: A fastback car has lines that run from the roof of the car all the way down to the rear bumper.
“Some fastback cars such as the Bugatti Atlantic, the Citroen DS and the Porsche 911, are considered to be the most iconic in the history of the automobile,” says DeBasto. “In order to emulate that profile on yacht, that line needed to run all the way from the flybridge continuously, with no interruptions, to the swim platform. Of course, there’s a large difference in scale between cars and yachts and the challenge was to resolve the functional aspects without any compromise. At the same time, I have a preference to design yachts avoiding stacking up decks and then embellish them with further details. It needed to be simple, functional, strong and powerful, a dynamic form displaying movement. The three long lines that start very narrow at the swim platform, enlarge as they rise to become horizontal decks and then taper again defining the profile by visually jumping forward. The aft decks project aft to create open spaces”
The general arrangement features the owner’s stateroom with a private staircase connecting with the owner’s lounge forward creating a loft apartment. This lounge can also be accessible from 2 VIP staterooms on the upper deck expanding the concept of a private area for the owner to a private space for the family. An additional 4 double guest cabins are located on the main deck.
There is a large beach club with a sauna, gym, massage room and lounge, a complete wellness center. Folding platforms further increase the deck space. Access to the wellness area is both from the interior of the boat and from the exterior aft deck allowing access under any weather conditions. A touch and go Heli deck is integrated at the bow.
The project is under development and other images will be released soon.
- LOA – 230ft /70m
- Beam – 40ft/12.1m
- Draft – 11ft/ 3.4m
- 7 cabins, Owner, 2 VIPs, 4 doubles
- Crew – 20
- Tenders – 2 x 24ft/ 7.5m
- Tonnage – 1500 GT approx.