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Young Designer of the Year 2022: Andres Otano Alonso unveils 65m Magari concept

4 March 2022• Written by Holly Overton

Andres Otano Alonso has been shortlisted as a finalist for this year’s Young Designer of the Year Award, in association with Oceanco, after presenting designs for a high-tech 65 metre superyacht.

The concept, named Magari, has been designed for an owner looking to explore the world without giving up the comfort of home. Its exterior takes its cues from automotive design with a low profile and a two-tone hull and superstructure.  

The interior is defined by open spaces and large windows with biophilic design at its core. A central garden serves as a skylight and creates a "vertical access of communication" between the main and upper decks, Alonso explained. 

The main deck is home to a glass-bottomed infinity swimming pool with a swim-up/sit-up bar to one side and a solarium made up of sun pads and loungers to the other. "On the main deck, the fluid design blurs the inside-outside relationship with open and varied spaces to have dinners, relax with friends, parties, in short words, enjoy life," said Alonso. Guests can dine al fresco around a circular table or, alternatively, a second more formal dining space can be found in the main saloon. 

The owner’s suite is positioned amidships on the lower deck with steps from the “owner’s hall” leading down from the main deck. The owner’s stateroom features a bedroom to starboard with a fold-down terrace and a lounge to port. There is direct access to a gaming and VR room and a music studio as well as to a private beach club area and a gym and spa. The remaining guest accommodation is positioned on the main deck with a designated guest lobby.

Toys and tenders are stored forward on the main deck launched through shell doors. Above, covering the entirety of the foredeck, are solar panels. For waterside lounging, a beach club opens on three sides and offers a U-shaped sofa looking out to sea, a bar and a fireplace.

The winner of the 2022 Young Designer of the Year Award will be announced at the Superyacht Design Festival in Milan from 22-24 June 2022. View all of this year's finalists here. Find out more about the Superyacht Design Festival are available here.

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