Dutch shipyard Lynx Yachts has unveiled its latest superyacht design: the 29.5-metre Crossover concept Orion. Devised in collaboration with Italian studio, Dragoni Design Lab, the concept takes its inspiration from the constellation of Orion - a hunter in Greek mythology, which has served as an important guide for mariners throughout history due to its visibility during a full moon. Photo: Lynx Yachts“The constellation takes the form of two trapeziums, which are joined along one side to create an evocative play of shapes," commented Michele Dragoni, founder of Dragoni Design Lab, “It is this form that inspired me for the design of the superstructure and in particular, the connection between the hull and the wheelhouse, the latter of which is completely separate from the upper deck saloon. ” Photo: Lynx YachtsThe profile of the concept ensures large open spaces and generous visibility towards the stern and aims to be "modern" but with a "typical Mediterranean style." Stepping inside, the interior offers an open living area the equivalent length of a tennis court, with the yacht's open design offering an unobstructed connection between its various areas, from the beach club platform through to the forward lounge. In addition, a six-metre tender is also stored on an aft platform.
Photo: Lynx YachtsOne of the concept's most unusual features can be found in the 'theatre on the sea' which is positioned towards the stern of the vessel. As designer Dragoni explains, this is "intended as a playful area for convivial functions once the tender has been deployed."
The main saloon offers a strong connection to the outside with guests able to benefit from wide-ranging views, thanks to the presence of full-height windows and doors. The main deck offers a flexible setup for informal use and is furnished with customisable loose furniture.
Photo: Lynx YachtsMoving upstairs, a panoramic dining area with skylight can be found on the upper deck which is ideal for both indoor and outdoor functions thanks to large sliding windows which can be maneuvered into position depending on the desired setting. An intimate exterior area including a bar can be found aft of the dining room which is easily accessible via an external staircase. Indeed, ease of accessibility is guaranteed on the upper deck as a result of its walk-around configuration.
Photo: Lynx YachtsUp to eight guests on board the new 29m Crossover Orion concept would be accommodated across four staterooms (a full-beam master, one VIP suite and two twins) on the lower deck, with a crew of four also housed across two cabins.
“Orion is the result of extensive and lengthy market research and analysis carried out together with Lynx Yachts' management and President. This project reflects twenty-plus years of my experience within the world of yachting, witnessing the demands and needs of customers," commented Filippo Rossi, Sales and Marketing Manager at Lynx Yachts. Photo: Lynx YachtsPowered by twin 1015 hp Caterpillar engines, Orion will be capable of travelling at a maximum speed of 14.5 knots, a cruising speed of 12.5 knots and she will have an economical speed of 10 knots for long distance journeys.
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