Lobanov Design and BMT Nigel Gee have released details about a radical new 132 metre superyacht project, Star. Even more impressive than her length, is her height. She towers 60 metres above the waterline. If that doesn't impress you, perhaps her propulsion will. She is designed with a symmetrically fore & aft double ended hullform, with all electric architecture and fully azimuthing propulsion.
Coupled with a dynamic positioning system STAR would rotate within her own length to track the arc of the sun free from the constraints of traditional anchors. The 9000 Gross Tons vessel has been designed with a maximum speed of 18+knots.
Igor Lobanov commented: “The initial idea of the Star belongs to Alex Malybaev from FIRMA branding agency. Alex and I exchanged some thoughts about yachting and come to the conclusion that to those outside the marine industry, all yachts look the same: It seems that modern architecture, product design and car design have no influence on yachts. Malybaev penned an idea “on a napkin” and asked me if a yacht could be like that. I looked at the sketch and set to work. The idea was so great that I wanted to prove it could become a yacht.”
James Roy, Yacht Design Director of BMT Nigel Gee concluded, “Historically yacht design has been described as both an art and a science. STAR is a tangible view of a 21st century interpretation of art and science. We are fortunate to live in an era where technology makes the delivery of bolder designs more possible – for clients who are adventurous innovators anything is truly possible”.
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