Stradivarian Superyacht

We often call an object a Stradivari of its type to say its the finest example in existence, but this superyacht concept takes things another step, mimicking the design language of the famous stringed instrument itself. From neck to bow and hull to deck, the geometries of the violin were adapted to the technical requirements of the yacht, which designer Alex McDiarmid found were not as different as you might think…

Observing the construction of such stringed instruments, the designer noticed the striking similarities to superyacht construction. Evident from the outset was the pure craftsmanship of the very highest quality. 

To reflect these characteristics, box and modular construction of the instruments main belly and back (the hull, bulwarks and bulkheads of the yacht) and the marriage of the tail piece, neck and scroll (the super structure) The bridge is of course the bridge. Various types of bows were examined and the three common types of violin bow heads (transitional, swan-bill head and pike-head) dictated the slight variations of the reverse bow of the ship. The tuning pegs on the neck of the instruments inspired anchor lockers, mooring guides and window graphics while the neck/hand area inspired a deep set hull window for a sensational view of the water from aboard. 
The f-holes (sound holes) provide atrium like glazing inspiration while a huge, main deck with a curved glass wall at the aft allows natural day light inside.

Length: 120m / 393ft    
Beam: 20m / 65ft
Owner state room and private decks
Berth capacity for guests 16 in 8 cabins
Berth capacity for crew 30
Power: Hybrid diesel electric propulsion system with pod drives, electric Voith Inline thrusters, Volvo Penta D16 MG gensets, Valance batteries
The hull is made from steel & superstructure aluminum.

Designer: Alex McDiarmid

3 Comments

  • mif991 says:

    Nice styling and rendering. Can we see development sketches, the interior and other views please?

  • trimtab21 says:

    Not a very sea-worthy looking vessel. Reminds me of a submarine…and will probably perform like one in severe seas.

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