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110m yacht concept Malena designed around outdoor living revealed

2 December 2021• Written by Miranda Blazeby

A 110 metre superyacht concept named Malena which places outdoor living at its heart has been revealed by Rodriguez Design.

The yacht, which features a “sleek and sharp profile”, actively avoids traditional yacht design and instead adopts an “architectonical approach”.

This manifests in a central balcony system, with balconies on the sun deck, owner’s deck and upper deck, which is inspired by the same feature seem in luxury residential apartments, according to studio founder Josh Rodriguez.

“With the side balcony system, we wanted to create the feeling of being on a super luxury skyscraper. Wherever the yacht is docked or moored, the city will have a new addition to its skyline,” he added.

Exterior spaces have been oversized with the aft section of each deck dedicated to outdoor living. At the stern of the yacht is a hydraulic swimming platform with stairs leading up to a mezzanine where two 9m x 3.5m infinity pools flank the aft portion of the main deck and are accompanied by a bar for seven guests.

On the upper deck, a dining area large enough to seat 24 guests while forward sits a lounging area with a touch and go helipad for an Airbus ACH 160 helicopter.

Above, the dedicated owner’s deck features a small dining area for personal use and a 2.2m Jacuzzi surrounded by sun pads. The owner’s deck can also be annexed by a set of sliding exterior doors, ensuring maximum privacy.

Above the owner’s deck, the open-plan sundeck features a bar for seven people, another Jacuzzi, day head and interior access to the owner’s deck below.

Accommodation is for a total of 24 guests in 11 cabins comprising a master suite on the owner’s deck, six VIPs on the main deck and four doubles on the lower deck.

Built in steel and aluminium, Malena features a hybrid diesel electric propulsion system for a top speed of 18 knots and range of 6,000 nautical miles at 12 knots.

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