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Aberdoni Studio presents 80m concept Prelude

21 September 2022• Written by Katia Damborsky

Monaco-based firm Aberdoni Studio has unveiled a new 80 metre superyacht concept called Prelude. The yacht, at its core, has been conceived as an explorer, but places increased focus on exploring the limits of onboard experiences, according to Jay Aberdoni, who heads up the studio.

The beach club stretches across two decks and is wrapped in glass

Key to the yacht’s design is a reimagined beach club area, which has been designed in the style of a New York penthouse. Stretching across two decks and wrapped in glass, the space plays host to an indoor garden, bar and cinema-style screen.

When at anchor, the glass doors can slide open and unfolding swim platforms create a waterfront living area that offers the best of al fresco living in close proximity to an elegant interior.

Balconies add to the available space
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Hanging light fixtures and Scandinavian-inspired touches have been used across the beach club area, creating a spot where guest can “run away” from the world, according to Aberdoni.

Light filters in from the swimming pool above

Numerous lounging and relaxation areas are found in the beach club section of Prelude, including a lounge that benefits from natural light from glass windows on both sides, as well as light which spills in through the glass-bottomed pool on the deck above.

Here, there is dining for up to 14 guests, alongside a seating area comprised of low-slung sofas and tables.

There is plenty of space for soaking up the sun on board Prelude

Up on deck, the pool area is joined by a trio of sunloungers and a touch-and-go helipad, which can be set up as a seating area with shading to allow for all-weather use. Foldable glass bulwarks ensure the views are never compromised, while allowing for obstruction-free take-off and landing.

Elsewhere, this superyacht concept has a sun deck, which can also be shaded, with most of the unsightly technical equipment concealed in a central structure.

Technical equipment is efficiently stored, so that views aren't obstructed

Prelude also has a small Jacuzzi dip pool on the foredeck, which is fronted by glass and also joined by a set of sunloungers that are fitted with foldable sun shades.

Accommodation is offered for 12 guests across six cabins, including an upper deck owner’s suite which has a foldable balcony and private lounge.

A foredeck Jacuzzi with shaded sun loungers tops off Prelude's list of features

Crew accommodation is for a total of 18. The yacht’s beam is 13.4 metres and she would have a maximum draft of 3.3 metres.