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Diana Yacht Design unveils new details of 55m concept Bluebird

Dutch design studio Diana Yacht Design has revealed new details on its most recent 55-metre (180-foot) Bluebird concept.

With in-house interior and exterior styling, Bluebird has been designed to be ‘the ultimate family-friendly explorer-style yacht’. The design is optimised to be as flexible as possible for her owning family throughout their lives, thanks to an adaptable layout and room arrangement.

Bluebird provides a private two-storey apartment, in addition to generous guest space with additional accommodation for 14 crew. The layout features found on board Bluebird also makes her an ideal charter vessel, with her large open decks, spacious suites and plentiful tender storage ideal for charter guests.

Bluebird’s profile consists of balanced lines and large windows, with her superstructure positioned forward to enhance the explorer image of the vessel while allowing for giant aft decks.

The blue colour was chosen due to the contrast it offers between superstructure and hull, extending the length visually and giving the vessel a more refined, lower look in the water. That said, her new owner can also choose a different colour scheme and change the length of the design to anywhere between 50 and 60 metres (164 to 197 foot).

Bluebird houses a dedicated owner’s deck between the bridge and main decks. Here, a full-beam master stateroom offers sweeping panoramic views forward with a private staircase leading down to the forward area of the main deck, where two double suites for children are situated. The doors can be locked on both decks to create a two-floor, three-suite apartment.

The main deck suites are able to be converted to accommodate more children if required, and there is also a starboard cabin in the family area for a nanny or school teacher. Thought has also been given to how things might change once the kids grow up and perhaps have relationships of their own; the family can transform the main deck floor into suites with a double bed and bathroom.

Four guest suites on the lower deck add to the flexibility offered by this smart layout; the main deck suites can be used as VIP areas when there are two families on board, with lots of extra room in the lower deck suites for additional guests or children.

Bluebird comes complete with ample storage space. The entire aft walls of the lounges on the owner’s and main decks open up to large aft decks, so all tenders and toys are stored on the foredeck.

In addition, Bluebird's interior encourages extended living on board, including a cinema in the main lounge, a broad range of dining options and various comfortable relaxation spaces. Her crew quarters will also be spacious and accommodate up to 14 crewmembers, including the captain, who will helm the yacht from a wheelhouse with excellent views forward plus folding bridge wings.

Bluebird will be powered by twin Caterpillar C32 engines, with a top speed of 15 knots and a cruising speed of 12 knots, with a range of 4000 nautical miles at cruising speed.

For more information, visit Diana Yacht Design.

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