Smooth lines give Van Geest’s 80m superyacht a practical edge

3 July 2011

The ‘purity’ ethos behind Van Geest Design’s (VGD) latest 80m concept has resulted in a sleek, uncluttered design, which is particularly suitable for use on platform-based yachts.

‘We have received several platforms of this size of yacht and in general this design suits these without too many consolidations. There are no difficult shapes, everything is simplified, straightforward and pure,’ says Pieter van Geest, a principal of VGD.

Despite its very modern minimalism, the yacht has been designed in a classic shape likely to appeal to those who consider other Van Geest designs too daring. ‘This one is much more classically designed than anything else we do. There is a lot of interest in this, from shipyards but also from clients,’ says van Geest.

‘We normally like our superstructure to be further forward, but in this case we pushed it back. It therefore has a very dominant bow, which is a bit more conservative.’

In terms of space, however, this yacht is anything but conservative. The full beam owner’s suite with lateral private balconies spreads over a 320 square metre private deck. The bridge deck has a helipad forward of the bridge.

The main saloon and owner/guest entertaining areas are behind the bridge area, while the main deck features guest lounge areas and cabins. A glass pool extends over the transom and the lower deck is the provisional location for the spa and wellness area at water level. All tenders and toys are anticipated to be stored forward of the spa, for user-friendly access. The crew areas will be located forward on the lower deck.

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