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When it comes to the world of yacht design, Design Unlimited has done it all. From high-performance racing yacht design to reinventing classics, dynamic husband and wife duo Mark and Julie Tucker seem driven by a relentless and utter refusal to be ‘boxed in’. Recently making headlines for their appointment on the interior design of the new Damen SeaXplorer 58, we thought it a good time to catch up with the directors of the Fareham studio. We discuss the secret to a varied portfolio, craziest client requests and advice for breaking into the challenging world of yacht design...
Renowned in the superyacht industry for building the iconic 42.5m trimaran superyacht Adastra, McConaghy Boats has delivered excellence through innovation across a number of different divisions. A specialist in high-quality composite yachts, McConaghy has invested heavily in new materials, technology and expert staff in both its Australia and China-based shipyards. McConaghy Director, Mark Evans, explains the distinct advantages that his shipyards have in delivering bespoke, composite superyachts.
Following on from the sale of a full custom 72m luxury expedition yacht announced last week, the team at Amels and Damen Yachting has announced the sale of a custom 58m SeaXplorer. The SeaXplorer 58, already under construction, will be delivered in 2022.
The proliferation of explorer yachts shows no signs of slowing, and throughout 2020 we have been treated to some incredible designs and deliveries of long-range luxury superyachts. Here, we select a few of our personal favourites to have been featured over 2020.
Less than two years after unveiling its innovative vision for sustainable marine adventures, Arksen has begun construction on its first eco-conscious Explorer Vessel. Project Ocean marks a milestone for both sustainable yachting and explorer capabilities, allowing Owners to embark on purposeful exploration of the most remote regions in the world.
Design Unlimited, the multi-award winning British design studio headed by the talented Mark Tucker, has announced a new partnership with Netherlands-based Vanquish Yachts.
S/Y Pink Gin; a name and vision that evokes a sailors wanderlust and a taste for adventure, has been sold by IYC of Fort Lauderdale. Greeting its new owners to her 46.23-metre headquarters, she combines the pedigree build of Baltic Yachts with the nuance of a Judel/Vrolijk design; the perfect mise en scène for an otherworldly escape.