With over 70 superyachts bearing the DIANA name and many more expected in the future, Dutch studio Diana Yacht Design showcases its proven, phenomenal design skills through its brand-new concept, 70m Project Kaizen.
‘This project was the next logical step for our design team’, commented DIANA’s Creative Director, Hans-Maarten Bais. ‘As a team, we are continually working on creating larger and more complex projects – at 70 metres and with all of its intricacies, Project Kaizen embodies our drive for continual improvement.’
A striking exterior profile with muscular, modern and distinctive lines makes Kaizen an eye-catching vessel on the water. Sleek cutaway sections and vast windows adorn her exterior, with glass used as an integral part of her design to welcome floods of natural light and panoramic views inside.
Kaizen boasts a luxurious sports deck onboard which includes a health area, dedicated private yoga deck, gym, golf pitch, wellness area with sauna and steam room, as well as a dive store.
Another notable highlight of Kaizen’s design is her vertical zen garden located across the owner’s deck to the sports deck, included to offer guests a calm retreat whilst at sea. A grand beach club which can double as a formal entrance for those arriving by tender is also an added bonus to her design.
‘Our primary focus for the 70-metre concept was to create a modern and timeless yacht that caters to the needs of a family which spans three generations’, commented Casper Marelis, Designer and Naval Architect at DIANA. ‘It was important for us to create a project where everyone on board has plenty of opportunities to socialise together without compromising on private spaces. To ensure that this became reality, we dedicated a deck to each generation.’
Kaizen offers numerous social spaces onboard, each designed for the whole family to relax and enjoy. A split-level main saloon allows families to come together or individually enjoy the array of onboard leisure activities and a spacious open aft welcomes an infinity pool, large swim platform and several sun loungers. A total of 14 guests can comfortably reside across Kaizen's dedicated owner’s suite and two VIP cabins on the bridge deck, and four double guest rooms with ensuites on the main deck. Her interior designer is yet to be confirmed.
Nick Hoedjes, Designer at DIANA, added: ‘We didn’t just design Project Kaizen to be used for families, we wrote family-living into every aspect of the yacht. The last few years were a stark reminder of the importance of spending quality time with family and loved ones, and we are driven to create a space for this. Project Kaizen has something for every generation.’
Kaizen features a gross tonnage of 1,750 and an expansive 12.65m beam. Designed for comfortable cruising, she will be powered by two 1500 kW engines to provide a maximum speed of 15 knots, cruising speed of 12 knots and a range of 5000 nm. Project Kaizen has become the largest concept designed by the Dutch studio, ahead of 60m BEYOND, and 47m DIANA R.50.
‘The only question remaining is, where will you take her?’ finished the studio. Contact the team at DIANA to find out more about Project Kaizen.