Mondo Marine and Hot Lab teased the M50 megayacht back in July, releasing just two close-up images. Here’s a full-profile look at the 161’4” (49.2-meter) all-aluminum project, which features a semi-displacement hull design and technical platform both developed by Mondo Marine Engineering, the Italian builder’s in-house team.
Mondo Marine and Hot Lab are leaving the interior design up to the eventual owner to choose. It’s easy to imagine an owner’s party of 12 will be accommodated. Regardless, Hot Lab has equipped the M50 megayacht with a few stand-out features. Convex curves along the profile are intended to catch the sun, giving more motion to her. A beam of 29’5” (9 meters) will be enhanced by the floor-to-ceiling windows along the main deck. Antonio Romano of Hot Lab says the windows were designed to be prominent yet also avoid giving the impression that the yacht has a big, dark hole in its structure. Hot Lab suggests the owner make the main deck an indoor-outdoor space, fitted with doors that can be fixed in the open position. The design studio further recommends a similar setup on the upper deck, for the aft dining area. As for the uppermost level of this trideck, the infinity pool, fully forward, arguably is worth the most attention.
With a 2,575-hp MTU power package, the M50 megayacht should see a cruise speed of 17 knots and a range of 3,500 nautical miles at 12 knots. Draft will be 8’5” (2.6 meters), making many ports and anchorages around the world easy to access, too.
Mondo Marine will build the M50 to ABS classification. This video gives you a good look at how she’d look on the water. Pay special attention to how the beach club is formed, and how two outboard sections atop the transom cleverly slide toward the center, to allow access to stairs leading down to the club.