Three state-of-the-art superyacht concepts

Following the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, many superyacht builders ...

Three state-of-the-art superyacht concepts

November 15, 2017

Written by Maria Korotaeva

Following the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, many superyacht builders have been keen to show off their latest luxury yacht concepts, from family escapes to awesome 100 metre-plus mega yachts that are more than just a presence on the water. Here are three of the best for the final quarter of 2017:

GANYMEDE – The mega yacht from a myth

Fincantieri Yachts and Hot Lab have collaborated on a new 110m/361ft mega yacht concept known as GANYMEDE, named after Greek figure Ganymedes.

GANIMEDE 110M Yacht concept

Revealed during the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS) at the beginning of November, the superyacht has a masculine profile and an avian appearance with a beak-like bow after the eagle in the Ganymedes myth. More than just aesthetic design, the bow can perform well in stormy sea conditions, while inclement weather there is room on the upper deck forward for a helipad that hides a dedicated hangar below.

Art deco is used to style the exterior recreational areas, which include a 20m/66ft long beach club fitted with a swimming pool. Staircases connect the beach club to the main deck aft, the second deck of five offering guests alfresco recreational spaces.

The forward upper deck contains a lounge leading through to the Owner’s suite, which uses floor-to-ceiling windows and sliding doors which lead out to the side decks.

A diamond-covered coating for Oceanco PROJECT LUMEN

Also at FLIBS was a 92m/302ft concept to Oceanco superyacht PROJECT LUMEN, where the striking hull was painted with a Sun King finish containing crushed diamonds to produce a shimmering effect.

Bertrand Boulle, CEO of Jean Boulle Luxury, said: “Sun King Diamond Coating has some potential superyacht applications and its qualities are unmatched by any other product on the market”.

Project Lumen – Oceanco

PROJECT LUMEN was chosen to showcase the finish due to the superyacht’s affinity with light: Translucent and glossed materials, as well as reflective surfaces and LEDS, were strong design elements both in the interior and exterior.

The 92m/302ft concept will also have a wealth of facilities, including a helipad on the foredeck, a Jacuzzi and a spa pool, and there will be enough accommodation for up to 36 guests.

FHI 115 concept from Brazilian shipyard Inace

Inace has worked in collaboration with designer Fernando De Almeida to create a 35m/105ft concept known as FHI 115.

Superyacht FHI 115 can accommodate up to 10 guests through 5 staterooms with en-suite facilities: The Master suite is on the main deck and has a walk-in wardrobe, while on the lower deck there are two double cabins and two twin cabins, plus crew accommodation for 6.

Inace FHI 115 yacht concept

Notable features include a hydraulic transom for easy access to the water, as well as a sheltered main deck aft for alfresco dining and outdoor living. Inside, the open-plan salon contains two L-shaped sofas and a forward formal dining area able to seat up to 8 guests.

There is also a sky lounge on the upper deck to provide guests with an alternative indoor space, while above the sundeck is fitted with sun pads, sun loungers and armchairs for taking in the excellent views in the sunshine.

The engines are as yet unknown. However, the FHI 115 is expected to have a range of 4,000 nautical miles.

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