Dobroserdov Design, the team behind Heesen Yachts’ Aurelia and other megayachts, has a hybrid-powered, open-style project being considered for development by Feadship. She’s named Strato, and if built, she’ll be the first-ever open from this Holland-based builder.
Given Strato’s styling, it likely will come as no surprise that she’s targeted to a different generation than the majority of megayacht owners. (Speak with any designer or shipyard with open designs, and they’ll tell you younger clientele gravitate toward them. These clients prefer the emphasis on the outdoor, closer-to-the-sea experience.)
Measuring 167 feet (51 meters), the trideck Strato has abundant alfresco space for owners and guests to enjoy. As the rendering directly above shows, the transom area is dedicated to water access. Dobroserdov Design even terms it the “water level deck.” Portions extend outward when needed to ease owners’ and guests’ boarding and disembarking of the custom tender. (That tender, by the way, measures 24’6”, or 7.5 meters, and is stowed beneath the foredeck.) The proximity of the open-air lounging area one deck up, accompanying an infinity pool, allows for everyone to interact even when they’re split over the two aft deck sections. The teak-laid foredeck and semi-shaded upper deck present additional opportunities to soak up sun or simply take in the views.
As for performance, Strato employs a fast-displacement hull. This type of hull is increasing in popularity due to fuel efficiency at both slower cruising speeds and higher ones, versus one or the other, which is a characteristic of semi-displacement and displacement hulls. Strato further has hybrid propulsion. Customary twin diesels (twin MTU 16V4000 M73s) with conventional shafts are specified, as are two electric motors. With diesels engaged, Strato should see a 4,500-nautical-mile range. On solely electric power, the megayacht should achieve a 10-knot speed over a few hours. Fuel burn at that speed is expected to be 29 gallons per hour (110 liters per hour), quite low.
Strato’s interior is by Reverberi Interior Design, calling for five staterooms and an overall bright ambiance. That ambiance is enhanced by large windows (nearly floor to ceiling on the main deck) and LED lighting throughout the megayacht. Certainly owners will be welcome to give their input, too.
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