Vitruvius and Oceanco reveal Acquaintance concept at Monaco Yacht Show
by Laura Nineham
Designed to be 20 per cent more fuel efficient than luxury motor yachts of a comparable size, Acquaintance can accommodate 24 guests in 10 cabins. Each cabin is forward on the main deck and all boast large bay windows and sea views. Twin VIP suites boast front facing views.
"She will be efficient. This is part of the DNA of Vitruvius," said designer Philippe Briand during the Monaco Yacht Show reveal. "She will have lower consumption than a standard yacht of this size...combined with state of the art technology from Oceanco."
This marks the first Virtuvius and Oceanco collaboration. The first three Vitruvius Yachts have been built by Perini Navi-Picchiotti, and it was recently announced that the largest Vitruvius project yet, VY80, will be built at Turquoise Yachts.
The Oceanco and Vitruvius concept yacht Acquaintance features a "leisure deck" layout on her lower deck, hosting a beach club, cinema, gym and spa at sea level, which will have access to the sea. The lowest of the decks also has a skylight that allows guests to see the underside of the swimming pool, which can also be seen from the aft of the yacht.
Moving up a level, the main deck of Acquaintance boasts a 270-degree panoramic view in the salon, which is showered in light.
On the upper deck, there’s a guest saloon aft that also offers big panoramic vistas and a touch-and-go helipad to allow instant mobility for guests.
Above the bridge deck lies the owner’s deck, which offers total privacy. The exclusive terrace, protected from the elements, has no external access and the aft-facing bedroom suite boasts 190-degree panoramic views with an observation lounge forward. The sundeck, accessible via the owner’s deck, has a sun protected bar and whirlpool aft.
Briand spoke of the importance of connecting owners and guests with the sea, "Often guests is totally separate from the sea, so there is a lot of large, outdoor spaces [on Acquaintance]. We always pay attention to give a lot of outdoor space compared to inside volume."
"So we hope that this will provide to owner a beautiful experience where it will not feel removed from the sea but actually feel in close communion with the sea, sun and purity," Briand said, referring to the yacht's pure, white hull colour.