McMullen & Wing – builders of the stunning 45-metre superyacht Big Fish – has partnered with three superyacht designers to create some stunning new concepts for the yard.
Blade by H2 Yacht Design
The 48-metre Blade concept (above) is, says designer Jonny Horsfield, “equally at home in Monaco as the Marquesas Islands”. With an exterior as purposeful as the name suggests, Blade is a flexible cruising tool, with a range of 5,800 miles at 11 knots. Key features include a raised pool on the main deck aft and a full-beam main salon with floor-to-ceiling windows. She sleeps ten guests; a 58-metre version on the same platform accommodates 12 guests.
Diamond by Greg Marshall
Greg Marshall’s platform comes in a 55-metre version (above), as well as a 45 and a 50. Marshall was behind the lines of the 45-metre Big Fish, which has been successfully cruising with her owner and charter guests since her launch in 2010 – the yard says she has covered over 100,000 miles, and that “in the first two years, there were fewer than four weeks when the yacht was not in transit or had the owner or charter guests on board”. Elements of Big Fish – and her 50-metre sistership in build at McMullen & Wing – are apparent in the grouped rectangle of windows, the sharp bow, and the beguiling observation point aloft.
Flow by Vripack
The muscular lines of this explorer yacht, which comes in 44 and 51-metre versions, disguise an innovative accommodation plan. The sky lounge boasts gull-wing ‘lookouts’, while the main deck amidships has a full-beam family space dubbed the ‘treasure room’. A beach club area aft on the main deck offers some incredible views, with folding bulwarks and floor-to-ceiling windows ensuring the space is suitably open.