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Diana Yacht Design reveals new Diana R.50 yacht concept

16 March 2021• Written by Olivia Michel

Dutch design studio Diana Yacht Design has revealed a new 47 metre explorer yacht concept named the Diana R.50.

Revealed to mark the 50th anniversary of the company, the sub-500GT yacht features bold exterior lines and a two-tone coloured superstructure in chevy white and gunmetal grey.

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The interior, meanwhile, has been designed to maximise living spaces for 12 guests while also providing expansive storage facilities for toys and tenders.

“The goal was to create a yacht that feels huge and is full of superyacht features – all while remaining under that crucial 500 GT mark,” explained creative director Hans-Maarten Bais. “The result is something special."

The sun deck on board the Diana R.50 is one of the standout features, adorned with an integrated Jacuzzi, a large cocktail bar, a shaded al fresco dining area and comfortable sun loungers. There is also touch-and-go helipad for an EC135 helicopter for guests to enjoy seamless arrivals and departures.

Moving to the bridge deck below, guests will find further sunbathing areas as well as an elegant sky lounge with a fully equipped drinks bar and floor-to-ceiling windows for a peaceful interior retreat. Diana R.50 also features a spacious beach club on the lower deck with a fold-out swim platform and a well-stocked water toy garage.

After a day spent on the water, guests can retreat to the six ensuite cabins, including a full-beam master stateroom with a private office located on the main deck.

Penned by Boat International Young Designer of the Year finalist Casper Marelis, the Diana R.50 was originally drawn up for a client but the project never came to fruition. When the assignment fell through, the team felt the model was “too good to hide away”, according to Bais, so the design was revisited for commemoration of the yard’s 50th anniversary.

“We expanded on the original concept to create something really unique. With excellent seakeeping, maximised living spaces and bold styling, R.50 represents the best of Diana Yacht Design,” said Bais.

Built for comfortable ocean cruising, Diana R.50 is powered by twin 750kW engines, offering a maximum speed of 14 knots and an autonomous range of 3,500 nautical miles at a cruising speed of 12.5 knots.

The Diana R.50 will join a number of new concepts that the yard has hinted it will be debuting in 2021 to celebrate 50 years of Diana Yacht Design.

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