Dutch naval architecture studio Diana Yacht Design has released the first image of its forthcoming 55-metre (180-foot) superyacht concept Bluebird.
The brief was for an exploration-ready motor yacht that boasts plenty of open deck spaces and is equally well suited to family holidays as well as chartering. The resultant tri-deck design hinted at in the renderings strikes a balance between curved superstructure elements and straight, purposeful lines.
Creative director Hans-Maarten Bais says the design implements the lessons he has learned from the past decade of his ownership. He commented, “It is time to look back at the past, see what we did and to make plans for the next decade.”
According to reports, the studio has set up a dedicated in-house team to work on the interior and exterior of all its superyacht concepts, including Bluebird. Among its specialist designers is former Young Designer of the Year finalist Casper Marelis.
Further details for Bluebird are scarce at this stage, with the engine installation and estimated performance remaining undisclosed.
Other superyacht projects currently under development at the Dutch studio include the 44m (144ft) Project Orca, which is due to hit the water at Turkish yard Tansu Yachts before the end of 2018.
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