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Aria: 50 metre nature-inspired superyacht concept unveiled

10 May 2022 • Written by Katia Damborsky

Anna Borla, one of BOAT’s Young Designer of the Year Finalists, has unveiled a 50 metre yacht concept called Aria.

Designed to keep the natural world front and centre, the concept features plenty of greenery including a garden in the owner’s cabin.

All photos: Anna Borla

A glass segment in the overhead allows guests to look into the garden from the deck above, and small holes in the glass allow air to circulate inside. Water, meanwhile, would be drained out by downpipes.

“During the pandemic, each of us has discovered how important it is to feel good about [ourselves] and how important the surrounding environment, in which nature is able to give us a real help for our well-being,” commented Anna Borla.

As well as the plants, the concept features plenty of nature-inspired accents including recycled fibres and a mix of woods, with a selection of exterior furniture supplied by Coco Wolf.

Alfresco living is well-catered to, with plenty of opportunities to unwind and soak up the sun across her three decks. Alongside the glass-topped garden on the foredeck, there is also a pair of sunpad spreads and a charming coffee table.

A beam of 9.4 metres creates plenty of space for amenities, and the concept features a generous beach club adjoining a large swim platform with hanging nest chairs and plenty of sumptuous seating.

“One of the most important points that Aria is based on, is the link between the design of clean, straight modern lines with traditional wooden made details,” explains Borla.

“Another important point I use inside all my projects, is the need to create a link between the boat, the nature and the surrounding environment. I love designing a space in which it is possible to take shelter and get away from the world.”

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