Pride Mega Yachts to build 108m superyacht Project Tomorrow
by Risa Merl
Pride Mega Yachts revealed its new 100m-plus superyacht project at Monaco Yacht Show, and now the Chinese builder has announced that construction will begin on its 108.8 metre superyacht Project Tomorrow in 2015.
Exterior and interior styling for the steel-and-aluminium superyacht is by Sinot Yacht Design while naval architecture comes from Azure Naval Architects. According to Pride, the design team was inspired by Xiandai, China's modern age, which began in the 16th century and was a time when new technology helped lead to prosperity and a higher quality of life. Pride draws a comparison with yachting being a high quality life and ideal place for family time, which many more Asian owners are exploring today.
Project Tomorrow is designed as a family yacht and for exploration and socialising. The interior design is luxury meets laid back beach house, which will include custom furnishings and artwork from the owner's collection. She will boast an extremely ample 4,800 GT interior volume. A focal point of the interior design is the large nautilus shell-style staircase, which is well lit with a skylight above and connects all decks except the sun deck.
The main deck aft boasts a circular pool with recessed seating, and sliding glass doors connect the indoor and out living spaces. A large beach club with a swim platform grants access to the sea.
She will accommodate 18 to 26 guests and up to 34 crew members. The private owner's deck hosts a stateroom with floor-to-ceiling windows and a circular skylight. This space will be styled with bleached walnut wood and silk carpets. The owner's aft deck lounge leads out to the aft deck.
Project Tomorrow will be powered by twin MTU 16V 4000 M73 engines for a maximum speed of 18 knots and a cruising speed of 15 knots. She will carry 300,000 litres of fuel and have a 5,000 nautical mile range. Rolls Royce Aquarius 1000 Zero Speed retractable fins will add to on-board comfort.