Team For Design’s 43m superyacht explores the future

2 June 2011 • Written by Tim Thomas

The latest design from the boards of the Team For Design by Enrico Gobbi office is a 43m motor yacht with styling cues towards explorer yachts.

The trademark forward superstructure concentrates interior volume up front, leaving the aft end for toys and accessories. The styling mixes modern, chiselled surfaces and a grand, sweeping arch to the side profile – a look Gobbi describes as ‘military and luxury’.

‘This is not a private boat,’ says Gobbi. ‘This is for a client who wants to start a business. The client saw the work we did on the Ketos project. He liked the long, vertical windows on that project and wanted something similar.’

The proposed layout (which can be customised) is for four guest cabins on the lower deck, with crew accommodation in the bows. The main deck would feature a midships dining area and aft saloon, with the forward part – including those long, vertical windows – comprising an expansive owners’ suite.

The boat’s aggressive lines come atop an aluminium hull engineered by Arrabito Naval Architects. Its efficient design, capable of low fuel consumption, ensures an exceptional range of 10,000 miles while also offering higher projected top speeds than standard full displacement explorer vessels.

The standard engine package, comprising twin CAT C32 Acert diesels, will offer a top speed of 17 knots, while an optional twin MTU 16V 200 M94 solution should deliver 20 knots with a 17-knot cruise speed. This 43m is likely to form the basis of a range of similar yachts in the coming years.

Contact: Team For Design, Italy

T: +39 04 1894 1038



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