The UK design studio, McPherson Yacht Design, has currently several proposals in the pipeline, the first one being the classically styled 116-metre motor yacht ‘Classic’. Another is a 100m+ yacht, developed in partnership with a renowned Shipyard and a prestigious Naval Architect. Details of this proposal are still under-wraps, but it has more of a contemporary style than the 116m Classic yacht design.
The inspiration behind the 116m superyacht Classic design was clearly the classic ‘Gentleman’s Yacht’ of the 1930’s. The aim was to capture some simple, yet graceful curves and add a touch of contemporary design as well. The omission of the anchor from the bow (in favour of a concealed system) was a deliberate effort to achieve a clean look.
It was also important to create large windows for the social areas of the yacht which was done by splitting the superstructure into two distinct sections. The forward section retained a more traditional look (painted superstructure) while the aft sections incorporated the large modern windows, but set into a classic looking high-gloss mahogany cladding. It was also crucial to keep the bulwarks in these areas as low as possible in order to provide stunning views.
Accommodation aboard Classic superyacht design is provided for 18 guests within an estimated volume of 4100 Gross Tonnes. Other areas included on the yacht are:
– 6 Guest suites
– 2 VIP suites
– 1 Owners suite
– Main saloon
– Upper lounge
– Dining room
– Nightclub/dance hall
– Open courtyard
– Tender garage/beach club
The generous Owners suite is located aft on the bridge deck. This layout provides the best possible views for the owner while at the same time giving an extensive private deck space for relaxation. The owner’s deck includes a breakfast bar, seating area with pop-up tv, Spa Pool and sunbathing areas.
The design also lent itself to large open aft deck spaces for entertaining. Retractable awnings that are split into sections allow for different shade configurations to suit the guests which can fully cover the social seating area, main Spa Pool, bar, sun-loungers and the open courtyard. The open courtyard is located at the aft end of the 116m Classic yacht which has access via a spiral staircase from the deck above and adjoins the nightclub/dance hall area which then leads into a spacious main saloon and dining room.
The aft deck could also be re-configured to allow for a helicopter touch-and-go pad if required.
116 m Motor Yacht ‘Classic’ specifications:
Estimated Gross Tonnage 4100
Estimated speed 17 knots
Aluminium superstructure, steel hull
About McPherson Yacht Design
McPherson Yacht Design is a small, dynamic design firm, based in Ripley, UK. The company was established by Rob McPherson in 1995, initially providing design support to a variety of well-known yacht designers and (as of 2013) has since progressed on to offering a full, independent yacht styling service. Its aim is to provide clients with a highly creative, collaborative and adaptive yacht design service that meets the exact needs of each project.