Renowned design house Vickers Studio has lifted the lid on a new 30-metre concept, Project Abacos. It is available to be built at the Van der Valk shipyard in the Netherlands and can be delivered 24 months after being commissioned.
Built entirely in aluminium, Project Abacos’ exterior is characterised by a vertical bow, taut, angular architectural lines and wooden detailing, particularly in the columns and railings.
Accommodation is for up to eight guests and four crew, including a full-beam owner’s cabin with a walk-in closet, en suite, vanity and desk. There is also a second full-beam VIP cabin and two twin cabins, all en suite. An alternative layout with five cabins is available, upping the number of guests to 10.
Interiors are inspired by the earliest known city of Çatalhöyük, combining earthy tones with geometric patterns woven into fabrics and artwork. The main saloon has floor-to-ceiling windows for ample ocean views and a bright, airy aesthetic. There is also sofa and armchair seating, a hidden LCD TV and a dining area for eight guests.
The upper deck is fitted with sliding glass panels that allow the dining and bar area to be fully enclosed and cooled with AC or opened in balmier climates. There are sunbathing areas both aft of the upper deck and on the main deck, which features a spacious lounging area with a retractable sunshade. Other highlights include a Jacuzzi on the upper deck forward and stowage space on the bow for a tender of up to four metres.
With a 1.8-metre draught, Project Abacos would be able to explore shallow bays and anchorages, with zero speed gyro stabilisers for added comfort.
The yacht is envisioned with a maximum speed of 20 knots and a range of 1,200 nautical miles when pared back to 12 knots.
Denison Yachting is currently asking €14,650,000 for Project Abacos.