Pentagramma yacht concept blurs the line between outdoor and indoor living
by Risa Merl
Italian yacht designer Luca Vallebona has released a new 82 metre Pentagramma yacht concept. Vallebona, with SF Yachts, designed the 2016 World Superyacht Award-winning 42 metre Mondomarine yacht Serenity.
With an extensive use of glass, moving roof panels and expansive exterior decks, Pentagramma is a concept that purposefully blurs the line between indoor and outdoor living. The yacht concept has a low volume and low profile. New technology antennas that can be integrated into the rooftop would be utilised to maintain these clean lines.
The white hull is contrasted by a dark, yet glass covered superstructure. Modular glass panels are blended with backlit brass inserts, creating an unusual superstructure design. The use of brass is a nod to the nautical traditions of old.
A major part of the designer's goal was to find an innovative way to rediscover common spaces found on board yachts, particularly between inside and out. In this vein, the yacht concept has a roof that slides back, completely opening up the interior saloon to the outside. This "al fresco lounge" is set a half deck lower than the bridge and leads onto the cinema, aft, and forward to the gym and sauna. The interior main saloon, meanwhile, has three-metre high ceilings, making the space feel large and open as well. From the main saloon, a dedicated corridor leads to the owner's suite.
Rather than an enclosed beach club, which Vallebona relates to a tender garage, the Pentagramma's beach club area would be completely open, in order to immerse the guest in the elements. This is then directly connected to the guest cabins, set on the lower deck, through a hidden hinged deck door.
The designer believes that relying on glass to create a connection with the outdoors is not enough. Pentagramma was created in order to increase this connection by breaking down typical traffic flow barriers between indoor and outdoor spaces. For instance, the layout would allow for the guests to travel directly from their cabins to the aft deck through a hidden hinged door without having to travel through the interior stairs, corridors and lounges. Moments after waking up they could be diving into the sea.
The Pentagramma concept would be powered by podded diesel electric propulsion, with a good deal of attention paid to vibration and noise control.