British design studio Claydon Reeves, together with Italian yacht builders Fincantieri Yachts, unveiled a new 90m concept codenamed Linea during this year’s Monaco Yacht Show, held from September 26 to 29, 2017.
The aim of the project was to create a superyacht that embodied classic Italian traditions combined with a modern design sensibility, according to Claydon Reeves.
Mike Reeves, co-founder of Claydon Reeves, explained, “Our design philosophy ensures that the defining profile lines flow from bow to stern with a taut, meaningful snap.
“There is an economy of gesture that draws attention to the subtly concave hull detail creating pools of light on the yacht’s flanks. The superstructure is crisply drawn, referencing the many classic cars that have become a hallmark of Italy.”
The sundeck is a sculptural space with a multitude of seating and lounging areas. In the daytime, geometric sunshades can be raised to provide cover, and at night the open-air cinema can be enjoyed with a fire pit to create an incredible social space.
On the main deck, the themes of social interaction are played out in the vast seating area that cantilevers off the stern. Lounging seats and an external cinema screen that can be viewed from the water surround an amphitheatre-style plunge pool. The foredeck of the yacht also features a touch-and-go helipad.
At anchor, the many folding balconies and shell doors can be deployed, allowing the large custom tenders to be launched and the extensive beach club opened.
Reeves continued, “Perhaps the most unique feature is the owner’s forward deck, which can be privately accessed through the master cabin. Providing expansive views of the approaching seascape, this space has been carefully designed so that it is not overlooked by the bridge sight lines, providing privacy for its vast sofas, loungers and Jacuzzi.
“Project Linea demonstrates how the collaboration of a design studio and shipyard can produce a superyacht of functional and aesthetic beauty. By embedding the engineering realities in the general arrangement and exterior we have produced a design that is both bold and unique but also completely buildable.”