British design studio Claydon Reeves, together with Fincantieri Yachts, unveiled a new 90m concept called Linea during the Monaco Yacht Show 2017 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.
“Our design philosophy ensures that the defining profile lines flow from bow to stern with a taught, meaningful snap,” Mike Reeves, Co-Founder of Claydon Reeves, explains.
“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,” he adds.
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, or at night the open-air cinema can be enjoyed with a fire pit to create the ultimate social space.
On the sundeck, the organic mast structure provides the necessary technical space to support equipment such as the radar domes, while also offering shade over the exterior seating area and hot tub. When 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.
On the main deck, the themes of social interaction are played out in the vast seating area that cantilevers off the stern. The amphitheater-style plunge pool is surrounded by lounging seats and an external cinema screen that can be viewed from the water.
“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,” Reeves continues.
The most forward part of the deck is used as a touch-and-go helipad with access to the bow below.
“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 build-able,” Reeves concludes.