Rodeos, bars and a helipad: The 171m superyacht concept Lonestar inspired by Texas

Florida-based superyacht designer Kurt Strand has unveiled the renderings for a new 171-metre motor yacht concept, Lonestar. Strand is known for his flamboyant yacht designs and unveiled concepts for the 133-metre explorer yacht Miami and his 161-metre sailing yacht Norway last year.Lonestar yacht concept by Kurt StrandPhoto: Kurt Strand DesignThe new superyacht concept Lonestar is inspired by the state of Texas, USA and by an elegant lady that Kurt met there. He describes the yacht as “soft curved and long legged”, and much like the state of Texas, “she is large and in charge”. If she was to be built she would be among the top five largest superyachts in the world.Lonestar yacht concept by Kurt StrandPhoto: Kurt Strand DesignThe superyacht Lonestar has a steel hull and aluminium superstructure and boasts a helicopter deck at the fore, with a lift to the hangar below. Like many of Kurt Strand’s designs her profile stands out from the crowd, with long flowing lines from her elongated bow to her extended stern.Lonestar yacht concept by Kurt StrandPhoto: Kurt Strand DesignLonestar will be brimming with amenities for guests onboard to enjoy such as, a gym and spa, wine cellar and bars with scenes for bands and mechanical rodeos. The interior has been designed to be elegant but Texas Western inspired with the Texas star appearing as a key part of many of the custom details. She will also showcase plenty of rustic woods and leather art works from Texas and Native American Indian artisans.Lonestar yacht concept by Kurt StrandPhoto: Kurt Strand DesignThe impressive superyacht has the ability to host up to 32 guests across 16 master suites, with her 500 square-metre owners suite located at the bow with a “secret love crib” with panoramic views. She is also able to carry a crew of 50, all with their own private cabins.Lonestar yacht concept by Kurt StrandPhoto: Kurt Strand DesignLonestar will also come with six custom tenders with sizes ranging from 7-12 metres, including two limousine tenders with matching style as the mother yacht. In terms of performance, she will be equipped with hybrid propulsion and gas turbines that produce electricity for her four pod drives. This will deliver her with a total of 38,000 horsepower and give her a maximum speed of 24 knots and a cruising speed of 16 knots.