M51 twin superyacht concepts volcano inspired explorer Mediterranean cruiser

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M51 reveals volcano-inspired twin superyacht concepts

30 August 2023 • Written by Dea Jusufi

Yacht concept design studio M51 has released designs for two “volcano-inspired”, complementary concepts, Forge II and Forged. 

Built in steel and aluminium, the 82-metre yachts are a “less eccentric evolution” of M51's older concept Forge, while still maintaining the sharp, angular lines and vibrant paint detailing characteristic of the range. Both exterior and interior styling has been done in-house.

Forged is an explorer while Forge II is styled after the Mediterranean cruiser, with this distinction in design seen most clearly in the aft section. Forged is envisioned with a helicopter landing pad, storage hangar and exposed deck storage for tenders, while Forge II forgoes these features for a spacious, 7.5-metre swimming pool and semi-enclosed dining and lounge area.

Accommodation on both is for up to 12 guests, including four twin cabins and two VIP cabins in lieu of a master cabin. Positioned on the upper deck forward, the VIP cabins are shaped by the yachts’ rounded, upturned bow, creating unusual windows that “sweep from the floor and over the ceiling in a continuous curve”. There is further space for 23 to 25 crew, depending on the chosen configuration. Interior renderings reveal modern, minimalist decor, soft backlighting and low-profile furniture. 

Both Forge II and Forged are designed with a raised sundeck that functions as a convivial area, fitted with hot tub, barbeque, bar, day beds and dining table. The bridge decks have been arranged for more formal al fresco dining, each with a 14-person dining table. Other onboard highlights include a dedicated gym and spa, as well as ample stowage space for toys and tenders – explorer yacht Forged has external tender storage for its custom, multi-purpose 7.5-metre tender, Anvil.

Powered by HVO engines and an electric drive, both Forge II and Forged have a transoceanic range of 5,000 nautical miles.

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