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Designer: Ken Freivokh Design
Categories: Yacht | Product Design | Sketches
Overview: The project was developed for an owner keen to explore a number of lateral thinking possibilities within a highly efficient, sleek 100m displacement motor yacht.
The accommodation brief was ambitious, even for a 100m yacht, and particularly so for a low profile, streamlined and elegant yacht: The owner required a full helicopter hangar, a handsome size swimming pool and gymnasium convertible to a disco, a full blown cinema and a dedicated owner’s deck.
The Freivokh team proposed an unusual solution aimed at creating a spectacular guest space which required less internal volume compared with the typical Superyacht array of multiple similar saloons located on every deck. Instead, the Stealth design allocates maximum resources and volume to a single, amazing double height saloon including a library, office and corporate amenities on an open plan mezzanine. All guest areas overlook the aft terraces and water features which have been developed as the key focal point, whilst the helicopter hangar, tender garages and shell doors have been sited at the optimum location for launching and recovery.
Whilst the unusual solution creates a particularly attractive area aft, a Superyacht is expected to cater for a variety of interests at all times. Sporting and intense activity areas are best kept apart from the aft terraces associated with less frenetic activities, so a new area has been set up forward of the bridge, designed to be well sheltered, to incorporate a very acceptable size swimming pool with a current generator, and a handsome gymnasium which opens to the pool. To create the right backdrop, there is a waterfall feature which leads to the elevated deck over the helicopter hangar.
The unique approach does not limit itself to rationalising the different areas – there is extensive use of half levels within the open plan layout, so the transition between the various guest areas is a gradual and interesting sequence, rather than the more usual corridors and segregated stairs.
Placing the helipad and hangar forward may be the ideal solution to avoid interfering with guest enjoyment of the areas forward and aft of the main superstructure, but potentially would mean that the landing pad is simply not wide enough. To overcome this, the Freivokh team has designed the deck to hinge out, which in turn allows the hangar sole to rise level with the hinge-out sections, creating an excellent landing facility which exceeds the stipulated requirements. The forward mast is a telescopic structure, which fully retracts when the helipad is about to be used.
The cinema, placed at tank top level includes an underwater viewing area to enhance even further the scope of enjoyable features available to the guests. Further, the extensive tender garage has been designed to house a pair of 10m Pascoe tenders in addition to a 6.2m general purpose Pascoe shuttle and a 6.2m SOLAS Pascoe rescue boat. The shell doors hinge out to create further beach and landing areas both sides.
The yacht has been designed to maximise waterline length, with an aggressive sectional reverse bow and extended aft platform, optimising displacement speeds and efficiency.