US designer Lazzara Ombres Architects is set to reveal new details about its 40.5 metre all aluminium in-build superyacht Project Phoenix at the Palm Beach International Boat Show this week.
Together with South Korean yard GHI, Lazzara Ombres will present a progress report on the project, which is slated for a 2020 delivery.
The 40.5 metre Phoenix 130 is the first of series that is set to include 50 metre and 70 metre designs.
Key design features include a walk-around top deck for easier access, spacious flybridge deck with a Jacuzzi pool and a beach club.
Interior design meanwhile is being handled by Alexandre Thiriat, who previously worked for Pinto Design on projects including ISA Yachts’ 66.4 metre Okto
Project Phoenix’s interior design is likewise inspired by Okto’s, with key interior materials including dark Indian rosewood, light and reconstituted oak and chenille. The result is “modern chic” blended “with a touch of industrial interior design.”
Naval architecture, marine engineering and structural drawings meanwhile have been handled by Bill Prince Yacht Design and Boksa Marine Design.
The hull design has already been successfully tank tested at the Stevens Institute in New Jersey.
Prince said: “We refined their original hull shape to achieve the speed and engineered the entire structure.”
Project Phoenix will have a shallow draft of 2.25 metres and a top speed of 28 knots thanks to twin 3,460hp MTU 12V 4000 engines.
Designed for the US market, construction has begun on-spec. The yacht listed with Northrop & Johnson for $22 million.