If you’ll be attending either the Monaco Yacht Show next month or the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show in October, keep your eyes open for this design from Bill Prince. His take on what he calls “a contemporary but not trendy modern motoryacht” has caught the attention of a few people and builders in the megayacht business. As a result, one prominent American yard (which thus far is being kept confidential) will be promoting the 43.02-meter (141’9″) yacht with him during the shows.
In keeping with contemporary design principles, the five-stateroom yacht features an owner’s suite forward on the main deck. It contains not just the customary office but also a private gym and 142-square-foot head, all of which benefit from the large rectangular windows you see in the profile. Thanks to its full-beam layout, the master should rival ones found aboard larger yachts.
But the real center of attention is the spiral staircase rising through the megayacht’s four decks. Take a look at the circular area on the sundeck, directly beneath the tidy hardtop. Not only does the staircase come up here so that the owner and guests can enjoy the bar and seating areas you see in the close-up image, but the area itself serves as a “light tube,” as Prince calls it. It lets sun spill down through the skylounge, main deck, and even the atrium connecting the four guest staterooms below decks. He says the effect should be particularly beautiful before and after the midday sun.
Also taken into careful consideration by Prince: crew traffic. The eight-person crew (housed in four cabins) can access any of the decks from their accommodations thanks to a concealed stairway, thereby letting them do their jobs efficiently without having to cut through areas where the owner and/or guests might be.
Other highlights of the 28’2″-beam, 7’6″-draft beauty: twin MTU 12V4000 engines, for a 14-knot cruise; and tender stowage in an aft garage as well as on the bow.
For further details, visit Prince’s Web site, or look him up at the boat shows.