Designers hail 80-metre concept as "a seaworthy combination of beach house and loft"
Sinot Exclusive Yacht Design and Feadship have combined to create the all-aluminium 80-metre Project Zen, a yacht that deliberately aims to escape the confines of the ‘wedding cake’ style of motor yacht. The inspiration has come from clients who expressed a desire for more efficiency and less unnecessary space. A first sign of this is the concentration of the guest areas on two decks.
What’s not lost is the connection with the outside. The aft section of the superstructure features a 13-metre lounge, with opening sides and glass corners. The mid-section has an inside-outside dining area with sliding doors each side. Expandable balconies on both sides provide space for an aperitif, while the forward section consists of a bridge with floating consoles and two guest settees. There’s an eight-metre swimming pool on the aft deck, with a large hot-tub on the foredeck. Above the beach area there’s a panoramic stern lounge that doubles as a cinema.
A full-beam section on the main deck is reserved for the owner’s stateroom, office and salon. The area benefits from full-height glass façades. All the VIP staterooms also boast floor-to-ceiling windows. The yacht can be configured with four VIP suites, or two VIPs and four doubles.