LP Design UK has revealed a 75m/246ft motor yacht concept, PROJECT GALAXIAS, which is based on the traditional cruise liners from the golden age of travel.
Elegance was an integral part of the design brief with a blend of classic and modern characteristics, such as the communication masts, for a unique silhouette.
Architect Richard Liebowitz described the thought-process behind PROJECT GALAXIAS as looking back on the design from a future ’25, 45, even 75 years [from now]’ and how it will look to people then: Ocean-going vessels were built to last, and the original J-Class sailing yachts and motor yachts such as CHRISTINA O, built in 1945 and MALAHNE from 1937 have retained their popularity for their appearance as much as their history.
Among the features are a two-storey atrium, an expansive Owner’s suite, a guest accommodation layout designed for chartering, an efficient guest and crew corridor layout and excellent leisure facilities. Elevated formal dining can be found within the sundeck interior and there is a pool deck for cooling off on hot afternoons. Two 10m/32ft tenders are stored on board and the layout places an emphasis on their storage and usage:
“In our experience, aside from a good bed and creative chef, the most important tool aboard for any vacation is a capable, big tender. It’s the action point of all the fun, once you’re at the destination… In this design, we put this gorgeous craft on show, blatantly for display, right on the aft deck, where it’s most safe and practical to launch, with traditional, albeit automated davits.”
The interiors use timeless styling focusing on modern design principals for greater natural illumination in the cabins and shared guest spaces. Bold and clean designs and furnishings make for invigorating and graceful living areas, and the Laurentian Library is decorated in white marble with an equally impressive foyer.
Constructed with a steel hull and aluminium superstructure, the draft is a light 3.6m/11.8ft for her size. PROJECT GALAXIAS is expected to have a top speed of 18 knots with a cruising speed of 15 knots and a range of 7,000 nautical miles using a pair of 16-cylinder diesel engines. She is currently of interest to several shipyards considering undertaking her construction.