One of the latest and perhaps one of the most elegant designs unveiled at the 2011 Monaco Yacht Show to date is the new sailing yacht MANTIS 80 created by two prestigious design studios. Super Yacht Mantis 80 features sleek, gracious lines thanks to her naval architecture and external styling by Dixon Yacht Design as well as sophisticated and elegant interior by Ken Freivohk Design.
The original concept, which has been registered by Dixon Yacht Design and has been brilliantly achieved, was to design a flybridge performance mega yacht with the flybridge deck integrated into the hull line. The result is MANTIS 80 – a very stylish 80 metre vessel with wonderfully clean lines, which not only looks exceptional, but will be extremely comfortable to live on and deliver outstanding performance.
Constructed of aluminium, the Mantis 80 yacht’s long waterline and slim easily driven hull, will be propelled by a powerful ketch rig. Dixon Yacht Design’s considerable experience of designing lifting keel for large superyachts will ensure the one fitted to the Mantis 80 superyacht will optimise stability and weight while in no way intruding into the vessels accommodation.
The excellence of the naval architecture and exterior styling is matched by creativity and innovation displayed by Ken Freivokh Design. The interior design of the new ‘MANTIS 80’ yacht perfectly complements that of the exterior, with considerable emphasis being placed in the continuity of line and the integration of spaces. The custom built interior is beautiful but lightweight, so as to have negligible effect on the performance of this no compromise blue water yacht. The sailing yacht Mantis 80 will be as much at home undertaking ocean crossings as it will at superyacht regattas; all the time, and whatever the occasion, providing a marvellous on board environment.
Individually Ken Freivokh Design and Dixon Yacht Design produce outstanding work but their collaboration on the ‘Mantis 80’ shows that two brilliant teams, working together as one, can create something only seen extremely rarely. The superyacht ‘MANTIS 80’ is a very special vessel.