M51 Shares First Images of New 78m Superyacht Concept

By Heather Collier

Superyacht Design Studio M51 has unveiled their latest concept, the 78-metre 'Vector 78'. The design takes aesthetic inspiration from powerboats; only it has been penned to a much larger scale with a sporty exterior.

Vector 78 will be crafted with an aluminium hull and superstructure, a 12.2-metre beam and a 3.2-metre draught. Instead of her Main Deck being incorporated into the superstructure, it will instead be encompassed within the hull, along with a walk-around bridge deck which can be utilised for docking and fendering.

Key highlights include a beach club which opens outside with stern, port and starboard hull doors with a bar, lounge and jacuzzi all placed just above sea level. All outdoor spaces are joined by external staircases, creating a dominant outdoor presence.

The Lower Deck boasts a massage room, sauna and gym with a full beam tender garage which can be used for storing multiple tenders and toys for the water.

The Main Deck aft features a stylish al fresco dining area for up to 20 guests, with spaces for sunbathing on the bow and bridge deck instead of a sundeck in order to keep the design in line with a lower profile. 

Customisation on the bridge deck allows for different uses depending on the owner's desires, with options for a touch-and-go helipad or swimming pool surrounded by fixed sunpads. 

In terms of accommodation, Vector can host up to 12 guests across seven cabins, which are comrpised of one owner's cabin, two VIP cabins and four twin cabins, the majority of which can be found on the Main Deck.

Vector bears a rich, open-plan elegant interior with bold furnishings, from golden fabrics and matte black cladding to polished steel accents throughout. An added sense of warmth will be achieved through detailed, light wood panelling across social living spaces.

Uninterrupted glazing, fold-out balconies aft and division between living and entertainment areas creates a welcoming environment without compromising the shape of the vessel.

Vector 78 is designed with a hybrid-electric propulsion system and a range of 5,000-plus nautical miles.

By Heather Collier