“To create the atmosphere of a baroque chateau's orangery onboard a yacht", that was the design brief for Newcruise’s latest superyacht design study. An orangery typically provides shelter and lots of light to plants in wintertime. To achieve this, these lofty spaces are usually built from cast iron and lots of glass glass.
The 90 metre project Arrow offers guest just that. A vast, spacious, light and airy sheltered space, spanning two decklevels. A composite framework supports special isolated glasspanels which will double as solar panels. Instead of hiding the support frame holding all that glass, the framework itself has become an important design feature.
The solar panel elements will filter out most of the heat of the sun, whilst at the same time generating energy. Inside the orangery, you'll find a stunning staircase, leading to a raised indoor-outdoor balcony, opening up spectacular views. This two-deck feature takes up a lot of space, and has restricted the number of onboard guests to 12. The design firm commented: “we firmly believe that this is strongly offset by the spectacular atmosphere within the orangery salon”.
Even though the focus was to bring as much of the outside in, the exterior decks have not been forgotten. There is a wonderful aft pool deck, as well as a spacious sundeck. Clever hatches open out and form additional balconies.