Spadolini reveals 43 metre explorer yacht design
by Miranda Blazeby
Italian designer Tommaso Spadolini has opened up about a new 43 metre superyacht design commissioned by an experienced owner.
The steel and aluminium 43 metre explorer yacht has been ordered by a European client. While already owning a 36 metre yacht, the client wanted to “go bigger” while staying under 45 metres in length.
“He definitely liked the exterior profile with its low-slung superstructure and near vertical bow, but he had some specific requests of his own,” Spadolini said.
These included a large open cockpit on the main deck aft covered with awnings for shade. Handrails instead of raised bulwarks provide “unobstructed views out to sea” from both the deck and main saloon.
The grand transom staircase can be raised to access two side-loading garages, which will have the capacity for two 5.5 metre tenders.
As the client intends to use the yacht for long-range cruising and exploration, Spadolini is also looking into “the feasibility” of building the hull to Ice Class.
Inside, the yacht will have a traditional interior arrangement, with four guest cabins on the lower deck and the owner’s stateroom on the main deck forward.
“He wanted his cabin to be filled with natural light, hence the very large side windows,” Spadolini said.
The upper deck lounge on the bridge deck meanwhile is “deliberately modest in size” to cater for the client’s preference to spend most of his time on board in the open air.
Spadolini said the project is about “70% complete” regarding the exterior lines and interior layout. While interior design and décor has not yet begun, the team are currently developing the technical specifications of the yacht. The project will then be put out to tender to shipyards.
“We’re keeping our options open and the final decision will naturally depend on the client, but as an Italian I’d obviously be happy if the boat was built in Italy!” Spadolini revealed.