ThirtyC crystallises vision for 50m superyacht MAKO
by Philip Reynolds
Yacht designer ThirtyC has a clear vision about its latest project, the 50m superyacht MAKO.
ThirtyC, which is working on the exterior of the yacht and is collaborating on the interior with design studio Baldwin Harris, said that MAKO will see a focus on large areas of glass.
Rob Armstrong, ThirtyC’s creative director, said the approach of the two studios aimed to provide a coherent balance between the dramatic glass exterior and entertaining spaces with the cool contemporary, yet relaxed interior blending seamlessly throughout.
He said the “bold statement area of glass forwards provides a full height floor to ceiling outlook, flooding the space with light, and bringing the feel of the ocean on board”.
ThirtyC confirmed that MAKO had been developed with alternative layout options in mind; with either a full beam grand master cabin forward on main deck, taking advantage of the huge glazed areas or alternatively this space could be used as the main internal dining room, with the owner’s cabin moving up one deck, utilising a full private terrace area aft.
In both configurations, there is comfortable external dining for 10, with bar and concealed pantry and easy access down to the aft swim platform. This in turn affords access to a full beam beach club on the lower deck, which provides a great lounge area, with bar and changing facilities when the transom is fully deployed.
The remainder of the lower deck is configured with four guest cabins, each with double stacked windows, providing superb light and views. Crew accommodation runs forward and up to the main deck above.
The bridge deck behind the wheelhouse can be configured with either saloon area or owner’s cabin. The aft deck space leading from here provides the option of further exterior dining, built in sun-pads surrounded by sociable lounge seating groups. There is further access to the sun deck, which in turn can be configured in an open format, with sheltered bar area, and separate day head, or as an enclosed space with gym, day head and changing facilities. In both layouts, the forward area of the sun deck encompasses large sun-pads and Jacuzzi.