Nauta Yachts presents new 70m project Moonflower
by Miranda Blazeby
Nauta Yachts has revealed its latest superyacht design, the 70 metre Moonflower. The yacht has been developed for an experienced owner and construction on the project is due to begin by the end of the year. Naval architecture and engineering have been described as at “an advanced stage”. The yacht will be built in Italy and is currently slated for a 2021/2022 delivery.
The five decked 1,450GT Moonflower will reflect Nauta’s “trademark clean, uncluttered design”. Stand out features will include a beach club complete with a full-beam lounge and fire pit. Port and starboard opening terraces will be accompanied by a large bar and Nemo window.
The stern platform will include a sea-water swimming pool with a teak bottom that can be raised and closed to be flush with the deck.
A spa and wellness area will sit adjacent to the beach club and will feature a hammam, sauna shower and changing room.
The upper deck will be dedicated to the owner’s accommodation and will have direct access to the helipad and private foredeck. The 87 square metre master suite will be surrounded by full height glass windows on three sides. The yacht will also have elevator access linking all decks, with the lift encased by a “spectacular” circular staircase.
Two electric motors (1500kW @1800rpm) meanwhile can be powered by a combination of five diesel generators, for a top speed of 16 knots.
Nauta Yachts co-founder Mario Pedol said, “Innovative design, lots of open-air space, close contact with the water, light-filled and airy interiors, flexible layout and furniture solutions... these were the ‘must have’ features requested by the owner that drove the exterior styling, general arrangement and interior design.”