Liebowitz & Pritchard have today unveiled a new 72 metre superyacht design. The core character of this outwardly dynamic 72 metre (236 feet) ocean-going design is, in fact, derived from the innovative interior architecture.
The philosophy is to offer flexible internal areas using a unique formula of multi-level, terraced spaces within. The development strategy not only helped sculpt the exterior of the vessel, but will undoubtedly offer a very special experience aboard – inside and out. All this, atop one of several candidate shipyard technical platforms.
A major challenge of the open architecture is to address the safety and code requirements in a creative and effective way. Related, state of the art environmental systems, including IMO Tier III compliant exhaust system, are anticipated. Additionally, a bulbous forefoot gives the hullform efficiency and functionality at anchor. For no-anchor scenarios, a dynamic positioning system is available. Zero-speed stabilisation comes via a four fin configuration.
Principal Designer Richard Liebowitz says of the design: “It’s an evolution of themes we’ve been keenly developing. We’re very much interested in offering owners something outside of that repeated, conventional layout. It’s an ‘integral’ notion, not even directly linked to style or decoration. It’s about dramatic space.”
At fair weather destinations, an array of watertight operable hull apertures can open to provide dramatic and functional “terraces on the sea”.Other features include diverse tender compliment, touch-and-go helicopter facility, newest safety and communications systems, sophisticated crew circulation plan, plus the latest leisure facilities optimised for charter service. Accommodation is for 12 guests and up to 22 crew, plus 2 staff.
Related, LP Design Ltd UK are also producing a similar design for the under-500 gross ton regulation class. This smaller package - perhaps even more challenging from a design standpoint - may prove a true industry game-changer, ideally in the semi-production market.