Stefano Pastrovich has been working in motor and sailing yacht design, building and styling for over a decade now with the philosophy of “Design any kind of boat, no holds barred, so long as it’s the best of its kind”
Pastrovich’s career got off to a flying start with a prestige collaboration with the Martin Francis Design Studio for which he designed amongst others the 57m superyacht SenseS. During the construction of motor yacht SenseS, he met Kusch Yachts founder Claus Kusch who commissioned him to design and develop the enormous 104 m MY LGB, megayacht Le Grand Bleu.
In 2000, Pastrovich was appointed Chief Designer at the Wally Yachts style office where he worked on developing the styling of the Wallypowers. “At that time, we designed and then built at the Intermarine yard which constructed military vessels. We developed a unique synergic relationship with the yard that allowed us to produce the highly unusual 118’ Wallypower”.
In 2005, Pastrovich decided to open his own design studio. However, he continues to work on the styling of Wally’s powerboats to this day. He has, in fact, designed the entire Wallypower range, the 47’, 64’, 73’, 118’ and the last 55’ Wallypower.
When asked if he prefers designing motor to sailing yachts, Stefano Pastrovich answers without a second’s hesitation: “I have no favourites. Sailing-wise though, I’ve designed the Sly Fun 42’ and customised the Shipman 63’ and 72’. In that area, the synergy between design and performance is definitely more important. With motoryachts you have to think more about quality of life aboard and making sure the spaces are man-sized”.
In 2006, PerAquum, which owns ultra-luxurious resorts and spas in the world’s most beautiful locations, commissioned Pastrovich to design a resort-yacht, a 54m motor yacht with six suites and a spa.
“Form and function have to go hand in hand. You go by function but gradually as the project takes shape you have to give it a raison d’etre”.
In 2007 Pastrovich has designed an 85m Motor yacht for a private customer, and during 2008-2009 he has been commissioned to design an 85m and a 60m private yacht for an American owner. Both projects are secret.
Stefano Pastrovich is presently following the refit of an 83m re-search vessel, which will be launched mid 2011, and the restyle of a 50m Shadow vessel as well as the conversion of a 77.4-metre ocean-going tug into an explorer-style yacht.
“After many years spent designing luxury speed yachts, Research vessel is today a new great challenge which has enlarged my knowledge towards the fascinating science world”.
“Custom is where the big challenge lies. You have to start from scratch with a unique style every time and redouble your efforts to produce something excellent. But, of course, the satisfaction you get out of it is directly proportional to the effort you put in”.