Nick Stark Design Unveils 64m Project Grace
The pedal is very much to the floor at Nick Stark Design, with the Australian design studio unveiling its latest superyacht concept - 64m Project Grace.
Since the launch of the Constellation Series in February 2021, the first concepts to be released by the former Silver Yachts Senior Naval Architect, Nick Stark Design has delighted the industry with a broadly diverse portfolio of superyacht designs. Back in June, Nick Stark spoke to Superyachts.com about his unique approach to design, involving his own bespoke software systems which incorporate naval architecture into the process. Now, the Perth-based designer is back again to share his latest work - Project Grace.
The 64m superyacht follows shortly after the announcement of 94m Project Crystal, another indication of Stark’s flexibility to design creatively and accurately across hull forms and lengths. Project Grace features NSD’s signature styling, with flowing surfaces and voluminous glazing.
“It’s easy to forget that owners experience the yacht from the inside out – a stunning silhouette is a thing of beauty, but for most of your time on board you will be looking out, not in,” explains Stark. “Attention to glazing detail is crucial.”
The impressive volume of Project Grace is evident in her opulent guest suites, which are spaced out over three decks and include full beam VIP suites on the main deck forward and an owner’s suite with panoramic views on the upper deck.
Connection to the environment is key to the design of the main deck, with the wellness area and pool leading down to the water and the beach club. Moving forward, the aft deck flows seamlessly from the pool and party deck, into the main salon aft, boasting magnificent views courtesy of the floor-to-ceiling glass.
The party space on the main deck is a foil to the sanctuary and privacy of the sundeck where lounges, a bar, and jacuzzi await. A custom sound, DJ and integrated lighting system is capable of ensuring a party feel throughout the yacht, or bespoke chill across the entertaining spaces.
As ever, technical performance of the yacht has been a high priority. CFD optimised hull lines in concert with lithium battery systems and controllable pitch propulsion ensures not only ideal transit speeds, but also minimal running cost. Comfort on board is also maximised through the use of both gyroscopic and fin-based stabilisation systems.
"It’s easy to forget that owners experience the yacht from the inside out – a stunning silhouette is a thing of beauty, but for most of your time on board you will be looking out, not in"