Claydon Reeves officially launched not only their new design company, but also their wonderful new 80m design, the REMORA yacht, at the 2010 Monaco Yacht Show. The company is specialising in yacht exterior design and layout planning with their location in London and on the south coast of England. James Claydon and Mike Reeves shared nearly 15 years worth of experience in the superyacht design industry prior to setting up on their own. These include Redman Whiteley Dixon, Andrew Winch and Donald Starkey. While they continue to work on traditional yachts, both partners are keen to develop a more sculptural and architectural approach to exterior form and internal layouts.
As mentioned above, the centrepiece of the stand at the 2010 MYS was their new concept, the 80m motoryacht REMORA. This bold vessel embodies the Claydon Reeves exterior style from its narrow plumb bow, highly resolved, dynamic, taut surfaces and concave glass to its tapering stern. The majority of modern Superyacht designs tend to follow a proven formula of layouts, external shapes and detailing that dictate the internal volumes. Claydon Reeves have attempted to rethink the external aesthetic drawing inspiration from both naturally occurring forms and contemporary architecture. From the Gaudiesque Sundeck structure to the unconventional spatial layout it quickly becomes evident that the 80m REMORA Yacht strikes a bold new direction for large motoryacht design.
Not only a statement of style, the REMORA super yacht is based on a highly developed package utilising a diesel electric propulsion system mated to a pair of azimuthing drive pods. The interior contains vast architectural spaces including a double height main deck mezzanine, forward public areas and duplex guest suites. The Owner enjoys his own private deck aft of the bridge.
Informed by a thorough grounding in transport design and an in-depth understanding of how things “work”, Claydon Reeves translate their fascination of the designed world into elegant yacht exteriors with strong flowing lines. Although their passion is for pure and simple, they are not afraid to challenge the staid and ordinary by introducing automotive and sculptural design elements, creatively and intelligently fusing style with the fundamentally practical.