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VSY and Hot Lab collaborated on a new 67m explorer yacht concept

Italian yacht manufacturer called Viareggio Superyachts (VSY) has revealed interesting new details and renderings regarding their news 67 meters long explorer yacht concept, which they developed in collaboration with Hot Lab, another Italian luxury superyacht design company.

First revealed during the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show of last year, this steel and aluminum 1130GT yacht is going to feature naval architecture developed by VSP and Marin, and engineering work performed by VSY. On the other hand, Hot Lab designers did both exterior and interior designs.

The design painter working for Hot Lab, Michele Dragoni, explained at one point that the project was “built around a concept that is very faithful to the original explorer yacht concept”.

Some of the key examples of what he means include a classic bow design as well as a chunky superstructure, both resembling many other rugged working boats and research vessels. The rest of the key elements and features are the main deck, with the aft part left completely flush to the deck.

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Moving on, the access to the beach club from the main deck is through the large hatch, while there is a small panoramic sundeck that resembles a “crow’s nest” that sits at the top of the yacht superstructure. This is a nod to “the legendary age of sail”, when all ships had something similar.

The aforementioned aft deck part is left wide open, which allows for a multitude of freestanding sun loungers, sofas or other seating areas.

Because there are no staircases built into the transom, this entire section is able to fold out, in order to create a full beam swimming platform that serves as the superyacht beach club. In addition, the upper deck features a glass side infinity pool, something that looks amazing wherever it stands.

Mr. Dragoni also added, “The play on alternating full and empty spaces as one climbs from one deck to another in the beautiful superstructure is most probably the most characteristic stylistic feature of the exteriors.”

Regarding the inside of the vessel and the interior décor, it is described as “fairly classic”, combining a choice of two layouts available for the customers. They can feature either six cabins or seven cabins as their desired layout.

Antonio Romano, another employee at Hot Lad, said, “The common denominator is represented by the presence of large windows on three of the four decks, which literally flood the interior with natural light.”

The owner’s suite located on the upper deck will benefit from stunning 180-degree views, his and hers bathrooms, as well as a private study. Furthermore, the sky lounge sports glazed windows on three separate sides, making this the spot to be on the ship.

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-The overall length is just under 67 m, the beam is 11,6 m, draft stands at 3,10 m, and the depth is 5,85 m.
-There are 5 + 1 guest and owner cabins, able to accommodate 10 + 2 people, as well as 8 + 1 crew and captain cabins, accommodating 15 + 1 crewmembers.
-Interior area has a total of 745 square meters, while the external areas are spread on 485 square meters.
-The yacht will have a maximum speed of 16 knots, and a range of 5,000 nautical miles at a 12-knot speed.

Main Features
-Top features of the yacht include:
-A panoramic lift from the lower deck to the bridge deck
-Double shell doors on each side for a large and comfortable sea access
-The external main deck area of 180 square meters, suitable as a multifunction living /sunbathing-pool area
-Outstanding acoustic privacy levels
-Helideck “touch and go” in the aft main deck
-Large Owner stateroom with a private office

Wellness and Spa
There is a large gym present on the lower deck, and a second gym room and a pool on the bridge deck. On the main deck, the yacht has a large sunbathing area with a pool.

Watersports Equipment
– Garage in the lower deck aft area
– 1 x Tender (8 meters)
– 1 x Rib Tender (8 meters)
– 2 x Jet-Ski Yamaha VX Cruiser
– 2 x Shell doors downward in garage
– 1 x Rescue Tender (4.2 m)

AV / Entertainment / Control System
All guest and owner areas have modern, state of the art audio/video systems, light and cabin controls, and VoD.

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