The 122.5 metre super-yacht Alpine is the first concept to come from the newly established Christopher Seymour Design studio.
Drawing its inspiration from a love for American custom sport-fishing boats as well as the desire to create a vessel for exploration, designer and founder Christopher Seymour explains how he has a range of sport-fishing designs on the drawing board in his studio at home. “I wanted to create something similar to these sportfishers but on a whole larger scale, and therefore Alpine was created.”
Intended for a range of extremities in terms of temperature going from the hot and tropical climate of the Caribbean to the chilly and isolated climate of the Arctic, Christopher Seymour has designed the Alpine concept with high sides in order to face most, if not every, weather condition while keeping open flowing decks as well as a clean sheer line.
Alpine provides accommodation for 20 to 25 guests and over 30 crew members. Living areas are situated on the main deck and a spiral staircase featuring a cyclical glass elevator which cuts across all decks. Above the main deck you'll find the main dining area, gym, theatre, library and a VIP suite. The owner’s suite is located on the second deck which connects to the main helicopter pad allowing easy access, also included are an exclusive dining area, bar and lounge located towards the aft and overlooking the main pool. The bridge deck is the hosts to further living space along with a 2nd helicopter pad and easy access to the top deck where a second swimming pool is situated.
Aft of this superyacht are 2 tender bays, the starboard side door doubles up as a swimming/diving platform when where as the port side folds up to facilitate the launching and retrieving of tenders using a crane. Water toys included are inflatable RIBs, small sailing tenders, a pair of jet skis and “a 10.9m custom designed express sportfisher which will be built by Lightning Yachts and will use the latest in exotic materials,” says Seymour. “The custom tender can also be set for cruising and features clever fold-in sun beds as well as the setup for a serious tournament day fish.”
The initial speculative specs allow for a max speed of 18 kn and a cruising speed of 15 kn, the propulsion systems and engines themselves are yet to be confirmed. Seymour explains “I was hoping for diesel/electrics, with 2 pod drive units (perhaps even three), because one of the main goals is long range, but this would however depend on the owner and builder requirements.”