Moby Dick-inspired 56m explorer yacht concept Queequeg
by Risa Merl
Inspired by the classic Herman Melville novel Moby Dick, the new explorer yacht concept from Italian designer Federico Fiorentino is primed for adventure on the high seas.
The name comes from Melville’s fictional character, the son of a South Seas chief who struck out to explore the world. Much like the yacht’s namesake, the Queequeg yacht concept is set for world exploration.
“The name of the project is not casual and clearly recalls adventure at sea and, as [with] Melville’s character, the yacht is characterized by a strong exterior look with a calm, generous, simple and hardworking soul,” said the yacht’s designer Federico Fiorentino.
The 56 metre yacht concept Queequeg is proposed with a transatlantic range for extended cruising, and she could be powered by diesel-electric power and pod drives for more efficient running.
The exterior styling is a nod to military vessels, with razor sharp lines and a strong bow. The full-displacement yacht would be built in steel and aluminium and come in under 500 GRT.
The 88 square metre upper deck owner’s suite has a private panoramic terrace with it’s own gym and a skeet shooting area, and the nearly comparable 80 square metre VIP suite is found on the main deck, while two twin staterooms are on the lower deck.
While globetrotting, owners and guests on board Queequeg would be treated to a slew of amenities. One stand-out feature is the “virtual room” that can be used either as a cinema, golf course or shooting range. There would also be a spa and wellness centre, a huge swimming pool, and, of course, a helicopter deck.
Queequeg would accommodate two tenders in the garage – a 6.5 metre RIB and a 8.5 metre limo tender – while the aft deck would host a 10 metre military patrol RIB designed by Federico Fiorentino.