Designer Luiz de Basto has unveiled the renderings for a new 92-metre superyacht concept, Project MED. Ode to the Mediterranean lifestyle, characterized by a reflective, near-floating superstructure and an entirely open main deck, called the Agora deck. The name derives from Ancient Greece and refers to a public square or marketplace that was used as a space to gather and socialize.
De Basto Designs collaborated with Lateral Naval Architects on this superyacht concept to ensure the practicality of the design. Lateral is responsible for creating the structural lattice system of the glass superstructure, which they have designed with a minimal footprint and just four supports that keep it “suspended.”
The new concept focuses heavily on open space and features a reflective glass superstructure that mirrors her surroundings. At the heart of the 2,300 GT concept is the open main deck called Agora, named after the public square and centre of life in Ancient Greece. With only a monumental staircase and a few pieces of statement furniture, the Agora can be adapted to suit any occasion, from open-air soirees to art shows to move nights.
The designers envisioned the yacht with accommodations for up to 14 guests across seven staterooms, with an owner’s master suite located on the upper deck. Guests, on the other hand, have four suites and two VIP cabins to choose from. Inside the hull, below the Agora open deck, are two decks of private spaces with an open layout configuration. For an unforgettable yachting experience, Project MED is accoutered with luxury amenities, including a large pool toward the stern, a gym, a helipad, and plenty of plush lounging spaces.
Project MED is buildable today and will feature an electric-hybrid propulsion system. She will be able to reach a top speed of 16.5 knots, with a cruising speed of 14 knots.
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