Geneseas: The 55m superyacht concept with a unique wheelhouse design

Italian yacht designers Andrea Sala and Francesco Ferrari have unveiled the renderings for their new 55-metre superyacht concept, Geneseas. The most unique feature of Geneseas is the position of her wheelhouse which the designers have placed at the extreme bow, between the upper and main decks.Geneseas yacht conceptPhoto: Andrea Sala & Francesco Ferrari“We started this project with this ambitious goal last January when the idea then was just to try to change the way of living onboard. The turning point for our project lays in changing the position of the wheelhouse.” commented designer Andrea Sala.Geneseas yacht conceptPhoto: Andrea Sala & Francesco FerrariGeneseas is considered by her designers to be “a personal interpretation of a Mediterranean motor yacht.” At just under 500 GT, she utilises every inch of space to allow for utmost comfort for her guests. Her interior layout is far from conventional, with her upper deck used as the ‘chief deck.’

Read: A swan, a canoe and a super schooner: 10 radical superyacht conceptsGeneseas yacht conceptPhoto: Andrea Sala & Francesco FerrariThe main deck of Geneseas is reserved for her accommodation with her owner’s suite and two VIP staterooms located on this deck, with their own private terraces. Geneseas is able to accommodate up to 12 guests with her remaining three guest staterooms located on the lower deck.Geneseas yacht conceptPhoto: Andrea Sala & Francesco FerrariGeneseas yacht conceptPhoto: Andrea Sala & Francesco FerrariGeneseas yacht conceptPhoto: Andrea Sala & Francesco FerrariGeneseas aims to break boundaries with her wheelhouse positioned at the front of her bow between her upper and main decks. The position allows for uninterrupted views for the captain and features extendable electromechanical wing stations useful for manoeuvring. “It took us many attempts to get to this concept, and the use of virtual reality played a crucial role in the overall design. Our main focus and priority was to ensure the maximum degree of visibility from the wheelhouse, expecially given its unconventional location,” added Andrea.

Read: Are wheelhouses driving the change in yacht design?Geneseas yacht conceptPhoto: Andrea Sala & Francesco FerrariThe upper deck of Geneseas is treated as a large open space from stern to bow and is dedicated entirely to guests’ recreation. Her sun deck offers 184 square-metres of outdoor space which the designers estimate is about twice the average of similar sized yachts on the market.Geneseas yacht conceptPhoto: Andrea Sala & Francesco FerrariHer convertible bow area can be used as an interior lounge area or as an exterior cinema and is not included in the tonnage calculations. Geneseas takes inspiration from New York penthouses with her upper deck conceived as a large open space, overlooking the side walkways and the external bow and stern lounge areas.Geneseas yacht conceptPhoto: Andrea Sala & Francesco FerrariHer tenders are designed to be hidden from view from the outside and do not fit into the tonnage calculations. Geneseas is also fitted with monocrystalline photovoltaic solar panels which provide her with 22 kW energy for powering onboard utilities.Geneseas yacht conceptPhoto: Andrea Sala & Francesco Ferrari