Zuccon and Picchiotti Yachts teams up

Written by Charl van Rooy

Zuccon International Project has created a new 45-metre motor yacht design for Picchiotti Yachts. The PY Heritage project pays tribute to Gerhard Gilgenast, one of the most architects to have worked with Picchiotti in the past.

Zuccon created the yacht to be used both as a classic expedition yacht or as a support vessel. Zuccon incorporated Perini and Picchiotti’s historic style and introduced a contemporary flair with modern-day capabilities in terms of storage and onboard autonomy. Outdoor areas share the same dual-purpose abilities as the yacht itself, such as the foredeck that become a large family deck during the day or anchored under the starry sky with the tenders ( a nine-metre motor and sailing yacht) in the water.

The interior is designed to be extremely spacious with floor to ceiling heights of up to three metres. The rectangular shaped exterior means added space for internal guest areas such as the main and upper saloon.

The owner’s suite is located on the lower deck, along with all the other guest accommodations. The master cabin leads out onto a sea-level terrace to be used by the owner.

"Setting out along this path is a source of pride for our firm, particularly as we are doing so with a project that is both experimental and extremely fascinating, as well as one that wants to pay tribute to an architect that has made an important contribution to Picchiotti Yachts over the years," said architect Bernardo Zuccon

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