Christopher Seymour Designs starts 2012 with his latest concept, this time with more of a conservative approach in the form of a 58 metre motor yacht. Known as Project 58, she was designed to be a conservative European-style motor yacht with modern design features and timber detailing.
According to Christopher the yacht features a few ideas to promote the overall living conditions on-board. One such feature is the improved levels of natural light through the main deck; this is caused by the large deck to ceiling windows on the side of the superstructure, and back deck windows, both of which also backup as structural supports. This then flows into the VIP Suites, with large styled windows on the hull to help bring in the natural light and improve the whole experience for the guests.
The yacht has a conventional interior lay-out. On the lower deck is the crew’s quarters for 12, the crew mess, main galley, and through the engine room is the tender bay. The tender garage can store one large tender on the starboard bay and on the port side is a smaller RIB, plus 2 Jet Skis. The stern also boasts a moving platform that folds over and can rest just under the surface of the water for convenience in boarding the vessel and for water sports.
On the main deck, inside are the main dining, kitchen, lounge areas, and four VIP suites. The main aft deck has a large lounge and dining area. The bridge is on the upper deck, and towards the back, is the owner’s suite which also has its own private outside deck with lounge and dining areas. The sun deck is the ideal place to relax with a Jacuzzi, lounge area, bar and sunbeds.
Extra attention has also been spent on the hydrodynamics on the hull, and particularly on her entry. Not only does the superyacht boast some gorgeous flare to take on large seas, she was also designed to be more efficient, which also has a positive effect on her long range capabilities.
The hull can either be constructed of aluminium or steel, depending on the owner’s request, whereas the superstructure will be constructed of aluminium. The vessel will be powered by diesel engines with approximately 2800hp each side, coupled together to conventional shafts. She has an estimated long range cruise speed of 12 knots, standard cruise of 14 knots, and a top end speed of 18 knots. The vessel’s long range distance should be in excess of 5000nm+. To keep the 58m yacht steady either at anchor or on the move she will be equipped with Quantum Zero Speed stabilizers.