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As 2020 draws to a close, we reflect on another year which has seen the introduction of some outstandingly unique superyacht concepts. The superyacht industry is one in which the creative and the bold are allowed to flourish, with design moving always forward to test the limits of possibilities. Here are some of our favourite concepts from the past year…
It is any designer’s dream to have complete control over every aspect of their brainchild. Carl Esch of Castlemain Yachts has made that dream a reality. We spoke with Carl to learn more about the intriguing ‘design consultancy’ he has built off the back of 35 years’ experience in the yachting industry, culminating in Castlemain's most recent, largest and 'sexiest' project yet; the formidable 110m Century X. Combining the superyacht building prowess of Fincantieri, the marketing excellence of Ocean Independence and exquisite design by Castlemain Yachts and T. Fotiadis Design, Century X is truly a force to be reckoned with.
With a sleek yet formidable profile, the 95m project unveiled this week by T Fotiadis Design is advanced, sustainable, and a marvel of modern design and engineering. Ultra2 will make use of cutting-edge methanol fuel cells for battery charging and an all-electric propulsion, in Chief Designer and Founder Theodoros Fotiadis’ quest to build a superyacht for a truly visionary owner.
As summer deliveries begin to wind down, we look to trace the lineage from initial design concept through to final delivery. From up-and-coming studios to long-established names in yachting, the tumult of the last year has in fact shed light on a creative renaissance amongst the designers of our industry. In no particular order, here is our pick of the top four coolest superyacht concepts of the last 12 months:
In the age of abundant choice, it is increasingly difficult for a superyacht concept to stand apart from its visionary competitors. The latest concept to come from up-and-coming Berlin design studio Fotiadis Design achieves just this. Pitched as an ‘explorer for the modern day tycoon’ the 115m Stormbreaker is equipped with cutting-edge technology, a groundbreaking aesthetic and exhilarating performance capabilities to make for the ultimate luxury explorer.