New 70m Twins concept challenges traditional mothership and support vessel

Written by Kayla Dowling

Gill Schmid Design and Dörries Yachts have released a new collaborative design concept, the Twins: a 70-metre mothership and her 70-metre support vessel. As a key idea behind the concept, the designers sought to challenge the traditional use of the mothership and support vessel.Gill Schmid design 70m Twins yachts Photo: Gill Schmid DesignThe mothership has been created with the guest experience at front and centre, boasting guest accommodation and facilities on board, while the support vessel is designated for crew accommodation and tender storage.Gill Schmid design 70m Twins yachts Photo: Gill Schmid DesignGill Schmid design 70m Twins yachts Photo: Gill Schmid Design As Gill Schmid Design explains, the distribution of guest and crew quarters has been carefully optimised on each vessel. The mothership, for example, can accommodate the number of guests and facilities that are characteristic of a 100-metre plus superyacht on a 70-metre yacht. Gill Schmid design 70m Twins yachts Photo: Gill Schmid DesignThe studio acknowledged that it may seem more logical to have one 140-metre yacht in lieu of two 70-metre yachts. However, they note that the 70-metre Twins offer advantages in terms of anchorage, performance, operations, and cost. Larger superyachts are subject to further restrictions and are much more costly in terms of both money and time.Gill Schmid design 70m Twins yachts Photo: Gill Schmid DesignOn board the mothership, guests are accommodated across two waterline and four bridge deck staterooms as well as a private owner’s suite with exclusive access to an outdoor deck featuring al fresco dining and a Jacuzzi. Thirteen crew are hosted on board the mothership, with 23 additional crew housed on her support vessel, in order to maximise guest-designated space on board.Gill Schmid design 70m Twins yachts Photo: Gill Schmid DesignThe mothership is also home to a fully expandable beach club, a cinema, show kitchen and chef’s table, a pool with an expansive lounge, and offers alfresco dining opportunities, among other notable design features.Gill Schmid design 70m Twins yachts Photo: Gill Schmid DesignThe support vessel features a helicopter hangar, ocean farm with fish tanks and hydroponics, a dive centre, tender storage for a master craft, seven-metre RIB, six jet skis, two cars, scooters, motorbikes, quad bikes, three Ski-doos, as well as a Triton submarine, Icon Aircraft, a limousine tender, and an 11-metre Damen Interceptor.Gill Schmid design 70m Twins yachts Photo: Gill Schmid Design

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