Lateral Naval Architects Reveals 48m Superyacht 'Spitfire'
Lateral Naval Architects has announced its latest collaboration with renowned London based studio of Bannenberg & Rowell to create an innovative new 48m concept known as 'Spitfire'.
Lateral Naval Architects' offices are situated nearby River Itchen, home to the site of the former Supermarine factory where the WW2 Spitfire was first created; a sentiment and important part of our history from which the design team at Lateral drew huge inspiration from.
Despite Lateral's infancy, their team's extensive portfolio covers highly specialised commercial and paramilitary vessels spanning nearly four decades. Their parent company BMT has also designed and engineered some of the industry’s most exceptional marine vehicles.
The 48-metre Spitfire is crafted upon the same functions that produced the 2018 BMT 150 BOLD Class, a 48-metre patrol vessel series; designed by BMT and built by Turkish Shipyard, Ares.
In terms of design, her exterior and interior were penned by Bannenberg & Rowell Design. The Spitfire also features hybrid electric architecture, allowing for silent operation at anchor and during journeys, equipped with a top speed in excess of 23 knots.
Matteo Maghernini, Head of Business Development at Lateral, commented: “Marrying a hull possessing offshore pedigree with the requirements of a superyacht platform creates exciting opportunities; both from a design and technical perspective.” He adds “This requires an evolved hullform, to meet the demands of a pleasure craft.”
Spitfire offers a bespoke way of living that evokes both relaxation and flexbility, paying homage to one of the most significant and iconic aircrafts of our time.
Dickie Bannenberg, Company Leader at Bannenberg & Rowell Design painted a picture for Spitfire owners: “Park yourself at the Scramble Station; grab a cocktail (Aviation Gin anyone?) or meet your skipper in the Ready Room and plot the day’s missions."
"Marrying a hull possessing offshore pedigree with the requirements of a superyacht platform creates exciting opportunities; both from a design and technical perspective. This requires an evolved hullform, to meet the demands of a pleasure craft."