Misha Merzliakov unveils 52 metre superyacht catamaran
By Maarten Janssen
Australian superyacht designer, and 2011 Young Designer of the Year finalist, Misha Merzliakov, has sent us details of project Eva, a 52 metre catamaran design. Eva features a sumptuous mix of a glass emphasized, Dutch art movement inspired exterior.
Designed to be of aluminum construction, which essentially translates into a low draft & fuel-efficient yacht, the design utilizes an innovative bow door for vehicle & tender storage. Inside an Audi Q7 is stowed and can be driven off via the bow ramp onto a dock or pier.
The interior consists of a seemingly boundary-less mix of glass and structure, which enhances the experience of being at sea. All of the principle living areas, as well as the owner’s cabin, have a stern facing aspect with the focal point being the elevated pool area.
Eva's main deck houses the main saloon, that features a sunken playpen for children which emphasizes the yacht’s family friendliness. The main deck also houses a cinema, pool area, and internal and external sun lounges. The bow area houses the vessel’s 7 metre tender & an Audi Q7 4wd.
Misha explains; “I wanted to push the boundaries of catamaran design both in arrangement and exterior.”
The upper deck is where the guest accommodation is located. There is also the owner’s lounge, an additional saloon & a console games room, conveniently located near the children’s cabin. The bridge deck is almost completely dedicated to the owner, who enjoys a 100m2 master cabin, a generous 67m2 of private outside deck.
Misha, an Engineering & Naval Architecture bachelor, was one of five finalists in the Young Designer of the Year Award category. Misha graduated from the AMC in 2008 and currently works in the Design Development department for Austal in Australia.