The innovative 57-metre Lion Spirit is taking shape at Sunrise Yachts' yard in Antalya. The Espen Øino design, featuring a host of unusual solutions inside, will launch in August 2016

Based on Sunrise’s 50-metre platform, the steel-and-aluminium yacht has been lengthened and configured for an experienced owner who wants to cruise with his family, and features some noteworthy solutions, including azimuthing electric pod drives, a main deck ‘photographic studio’, a sundeck owner’s suite along with a ‘crazy room’, and an innovative indoor/outdoor use of sliding glass panels to open up the accommodation areas.

Sunrise's innovative 57-metre Lion Spirit

There are big windows in the main deck accommodation forward

Lion Spirit’s main deck aft features an infinity pool, but the innovation really starts inside. To starboard, the owner has specified a studio cabin for processing his raw images – he is a keen photographer. The whole of the sundeck has been given over to the owner, with a private deck area aft and a forward ‘crazy room’ – a lounging area for the whole of the family with access to the open deck forward. On the main deck, the plan is for the run of side windows and aft doors to open, with folding bulwark platforms along the side, ensuring the main deck salon will feel intimately connected to the environment.

Sunrise's innovative 57-metre Lion Spirit

Sliding glass panels on the main and upper decks make for an amazingly open guest space

Twin forward-facing pod drives will produce an efficient cruise, as well as freeing up space in the engineroom. The yacht sleeps 12 guests and 13 crew.

Sunrise's innovative 57-metre Lion Spirit

Lion Spirit is taking shape in Sunrise’s yard in Antalya

Reymond Langton Design is creating the interior. Although the yacht is some way from completion, Sunrise’s innovative 57-metre Lion Spirit is sure to be one of the most striking yachts launched in 2016.