SABDES Yacht Design collaborates with ICON Yachts on 85m custom superyacht

Australian yacht designer Scott Blee, has unveiled his latest superyacht design by his SABDES Design studio for an 85m “highly efficient and modern” superyacht, created on ICON Yachts’ existing platform.

The design of the 85m is the first collaboration between SABDES and the Dutch yacht builder, tailored around ICON’s 85m-engineered platform and with a general arrangement developed to suit her new owner. 

The yacht can be built to a fully custom design, or it can be developed around the 80 to 90m engineered platforms of any yacht builder. SABDES has held discussions with some of what it believes to be “the best Northern European yacht builders” in order to further its version of the design on clients’ demand.   

There are two design options for the superstructure and for the hull form, allowing owners to tailor the external look to suit their preferences. The hull form can be an axebow or have a conventional bow, and the superstructure can have overhanging aft balconies or integrated balconies.

Propulsion is based on the system developed for the builders’ engineered platform, or in the case of a full custom design, SABDES's preference for a hybrid propulsion system.  

Scott Blee, the designer from SABDES Yacht Design explained, “On a recent stay in the Netherlands I conceived ideas for a new design. Spending some time visiting and discussing with yards and brokers gave me a clearer sense of what elements to include; efficient hullform and propulsion, long and strong lines, minimal detailing, simplicity of build, large glass surfaces, interconnected indoor/outdoor spaces, and subtle styling features, all merging together seamlessly.

“The decision was made to offer options for her superstructure styling and hullform to show how easily the design can mix up elements, changing the look anywhere from classic to more state of the art. Whichever options for her hull and styling are chosen by owners, these yachts will be unique to their builder.”

View the preliminary animation from SABDES Yacht Design, or visit their website for more information.


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