Superyacht builders and design studios have presented thousands of superyacht concepts in the past 12 months. From fast luxury vessels to automobile-inspired yacht design and innovative explorer boats, this year we have seen some phenomenal ideas. Here are the coolest yacht concepts of 2017:
Amara really is a beautiful superyacht. She is 120m in length and was the design concept of Oceanco in collaboration with designer Sam Sorgiovanni. She is ideal for extended families or a group of friends with her luxury living facilities onboard. There’s room for 20 guests who can enjoy the stunning interior that comprises natural timber, unique stones, contemporary fabrics and opulent carpets. The exterior lines of Amara are strong and muscular with a timeless appeal.
With a huge beach club offering 3-way access to the sea, Amara also has a wellness centre which has a banya, beauty treatment lounge, cinema and hammam. The waterfall is a most impressive feature which cascades down from the upper deck into the main deck swimming pool. This deck is where parties are held with a pool bar, entertainment areas and open balconies. On the upper deck is the owner’s apartment which has a private plunge pool and outdoor aft deck dining area for over 20 people.
This 90m ice-class explorer superyacht is one of the many phenomenal yacht concepts from 2017. If you’re looking for adventure, then Taboo is the yacht for you. Gill Schmid Design and Tim Dempers Studio have created a futuristic vessel, ideal for cruising in extreme conditions whether it’s to the North or South Pole. She is perfect too in tropical climates.
The exterior of Taboo is sophisticated, elegant with white glazing. With her many fantastic amenities such as a beach club, al fresco dining, a gym, spa and cocktail lounge, she provides great fun, relaxation and comfort for guests. Taboo also has a wonderful selection of water toys and tender storage. She has a double height tender bay with an A-frame lift arrangement, a helipad as well as a helicopter garage. The interior boasts a spacious upper deck which is surrounded by exotic aquariums and a full height pool. This elegant superyacht can accommodate more than 26 guests and well over 40 crew.
The design company Pininfarina has collaborated with the revered yacht builders Rossinavi to create the 70m (230ft) superyacht Aurea. This luxurious superyacht with her three exterior decks has one of the largest beach club areas for her particular size. Sweeping exterior lines from the bow merge effortlessly with the stern to create a chic and very modern silhouette. While providing privacy for guests, the extensive windows and balcony space offer fabulous views out across the bow and along the hull.
Aurea’s main deck boasts lavish cabins while the bulwark balcony provides guests with additional private outdoor space. The diesel-electric engine has been moved into the centre of the hull to leave room for two spacious swimming pools at the stern. There is also additional water-level access on both port and starboard sides of the hull. The main cockpit is located towards the stern, adjacent to the beach club.
Design Unlimited has worked together with McConaghy Boats and German Frers to create the exquisite 47m (154ft) trimaran design, MC155. She has been pre-engineered, developed and ready for construction. German Frers was responsible for the exterior styling and naval architecture while Design Unlimited have produced the magnificent interior. McConaghy Boats have been responsible for all of the engineering systems onboard, the composite engineering was completed by Pure Design.
The MC155’s main deck has an 11m (36ft) beam and is connected to a spacious aft deck. Outdoor features such as the large swimming pool, extensive choice of seating and bar are located here. The transom lowers to become a spacious swim platform, is an excellent sunbathing spot providing easy access in and out of the water. Her owner’s suite has a walk-in wardrobe, an en suite bathroom and even a gym. The upper deck has the added benefit of leading out onto a private aft which can be used as a helipad. She has a top speed of 24 knots, a cruising speed of 14 knots and an impressive range of 2,500 nautical miles.
Fernando Romero, an award-winning architect and designer, has created the spectacular 77m (253ft) superyacht SE77ANTASETTE for Benetti. As their first collaboration together, SE77ANTASETTE made her premier at the Monaco Yacht Show. Her sleek appearance is a reflection of the yard’s technology, superior craftsmanship and design. This prestigious superyacht has a beam of 14m, large interior volume and adaptability of living spaces. The main deck aft leads up to an expansive terrace that can also be used as a spa area with a fresh water pool.
The main deck aft boasts its own private gym, a great place to work out with incredible views. The interior area has been designed for business, entertaining, presentations as well as private meetings, all with 270-degree views of the sea. In the centre of the vessel, there is an atrium which can be used as a fully-functioning dance floor with a DJ set up. This innovative concept can be transformed into a formal dining area or a movie theatre. The main deck is also the location of the forward master suite. This enjoys an internal area of 100m for an office or studio. The outdoor area of 140m offers complete privacy as well as a 1.5m deep swimming pool. The floor of the bow lifts up to become a touch-and-go helipad.
Rossinavi has worked with naval architect Federico Fiorentino to create the 55m (180ft) superyacht Zephyr. The all-aluminium luxury yacht is a sleek, low-profile vessel which comes fully equipped with a fold-out transom which contains a 300m beach club. There is also a large infinity pool above. The living spaces have a combination of gloss and translucent materials for extra light. Up to ten guests can be accommodated across five staterooms while a crew of nine provides guests with a personal service.
Zephyr’s two MTU engines provide a top speed of 32 knots and a cruising speed of 28 knots. She has a range of 3,400 nm, perfect for trans-Atlantic voyages at a speed of 12 knots using a fuel capacity of 50,000 litres. Guests can expect a smooth cruising experience from her fast displacement XL500 platform developed by Van Oossanen Naval Architects.