Milan studio Hot Lab has developed a toy-packed 80 metre explorer yacht concept with The Italian Sea Group – Admiral.
The designers and yard presented the design to a client, who suggested some modifications to tailor it further to his lifestyle.
Hot Lab senior partner Antonio Romano explained: “He wanted more space for himself and for all his family – and much more space for his toys."
For this reason, the eight-metre pool, which might commonly be found on the aft deck, has been relocated inside, where the 100 square metre beach club opens to the seascape on both sides.
“We have done this so you can the whole main deck with nothing but plain teak deck, in order to have all his toys on top.” The design is even specced to carry a small submarine.
The design also features a 300 square metre “corporate” deck for living and working for long periods on board undisturbed; and a “200 square metre owner’s apartment – perfect for a quarantine…” Romano added.
Propulsion is fully electric with Azipods and guests can get in and out via two helipads. Accommodated in six cabins, they will also be able to enjoy a private cinema and a small and romantic crow’s nest for observation.
The project has not yet been signed but an explorer yacht seems the perfect vehicle for a post-Covid world, Romano said. “And an explorer to go to areas much further than Europe, safer than Europe.”
But he thinks the value of such a yacht will really lie in the ability to spend long periods of time at sea in privacy, even if that’s closer to home. “This period of quarantine has made people think about the value of having a good time with their family,” Romano said. “And the best way of course will be on board a vessel.”
“It will be hard for owners to think about going to a hotel or in a resort this year, but also maybe next year. They want a safe place to enjoy a holiday with their own family, not going to a different resort every year. A yacht will allow them to explore in a much more safe, private way.”
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