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Twins: New 70 metre mothership and support vessel concept revealed

17 March 2021By Olivia Michel

New York-based studio Gill Schmid Design has collaborated with German shipyard Dörries Yachts to reveal a brand new mothership and support vessel concept.

The unique project, named Twins, will produce two superyachts for one owner, with both measuring 70 metres LOA.

The goal of the concept is to provide the luxury amenities available to a 140 metre superyacht while maintaining a higher cruising speed by splitting the facilities over two yachts instead of one.

The Twins will be built on the same explorer model platform but their interiors will vary. The mothership has been designed for the ultimate guest experience, while the support vessel will provide the bulk of crew accommodations, as well as extensive storage for toys and tenders.

The ice-class mothership will host the guest and owner accommodations, spread across two waterline-level guest cabins, another four guest cabins on the bridge deck and an owner’s suite with a private outdoor deck, complete with a jacuzzi and an al fresco dining area. There will also be cabins set aside for 13 crew members.

On board amenities will include a fold-out beach club, private cinema and a spa equipped with a gym, sauna, steam room and a swimming pool with a swim-up drinks bar. For entertaining, the mothership also features a piano bar and a show kitchen with a chef’s table and sushi bar.

The support vessel meanwhile, will carry accommodation and a fitness gym for a further 23 crew members. 

Also constructed with an ice-class hull, the secondary superyacht will provide additional food and wine storage, designed with an “ocean farm” comprised of a hydroponic garden and live fish tanks for the ultimate farm-to-table dining experience at sea.

The majority of space on board the support vessel has been dedicated to toy storage; the large garage is able to carry three different types of tenders, six jet skis and a Triton submarine. There will also be a dedicated dive centre on board.

For land-based adventures on any terrain, the support vessel will also carry a pair of cars, an Icon aircraft, scooters, motorbikes, quad bikes and three Ski-doo snowmobiles. There will also be a heli-pad with an adjacent lounge for guest arrivals and departures.

Designed to traverse the globe, both of the Twins will be powered by diesel engines and constructed with a steel hull and aluminium alloy superstructure.

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