Inside the 50 metre superyacht concept inspired by Scandinavian living
by Miranda Blazeby
Scandinavian style and the art of Danish Hygge are the central tenets of a new 50 metre superyacht concept by a fledgling designer.
Developed with feedback from Gym Marine, Project Aegir was designed by final year student Chris Lane.
Inspired by yachts such as Kleven’s 116 metre explorer Ulysses and Dutch residential properties including Villa Kogelhof, Project Aegir is intended for cruising the Fjords of Norway.
Lane explained how he produced a “floating piece of architecture”.
“I wanted to find a happy medium between mainstream yacht design, and the sort of ‘motion architecture’ you see in modern fast yacht designs,” Lane said.
Standout features include a futuristic superstructure covered in mirror glass, allowing privacy inside while reflecting the environment and horizon.
Fire pits, hot tubs and plunge pools are found throughout the yacht to “integrate the Hygge mentality” and “encourage guests to enjoy precious time together.”
The interior meanwhile is decked out in Scandinavian-sourced wood and even includes a snug with a glass ceiling. The ceiling doubles as an observatory to view astronomical activity, such as the Northern Lights.
Lane described it as “the perfect place to escape for a little down time and look up at one of the world’s most beautiful sights.”
Lane also collaborated with Gym Marine on the gym and wellness area of Project Aegir. With the diesel electric engines and generators positioned further forward, the gym sits aft in place of a traditional engine room.
Situated next to a four-metre swimming pool, the gym is stocked with top of the range cardio and strength equipment from Technogym and a WaterRower. It also has space enough for a sauna or steam room.
Project Aegir would also include a selection of sea kayaks and sailing boats but no Jet Skis, an intentional decision as Lane explains.
“I want guests to be able to relax and be inspired by nature; to gaze at the Northern Lights and connect with the scenery in a peaceful manner, rather than the usual mix of high octane thrills and parties on the water,” he said.