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Diana Yacht Design teases 55m Bluebird concept

Dutch naval architecture studio Diana Yacht Design has released the first tantalising image of its forthcoming 55 metre superyacht concept Bluebird.

Creative director Hans-Maarten Bais explains that the design was created to consolidate the lessons learned from the past decade of his ownership of the studio, which was founded back in 1971. “It is time to look back at the past, see what we did and to make plans for the next decade,” he added.

The brief was for an exploration-ready motor yacht that includes plenty of open deck spaces and is equally well suited to family holidays as well as chartering. The resultant tri-deck design hinted at above strikes a fine balance between curved superstructure elements and straight, purposeful lines.

The studio argues that it is more rewarding when one team works up both the interior and the exterior of a yacht. For this reason, Diana Yacht Design has now set up a dedicated in-house team, including former Young Designer of the Year finalist Casper Marelis, who will focus on developing fully-fledged superyacht concepts.

Further details of Bluebird are being kept under wraps for now, with the engine installation and estimated performance undisclosed, but other superyacht projects currently under development at the Dutch studio include the 44 metre Project Orca, which is due to hit the water at Turkish yard Tansu Yachts before the end of the year.

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