Zuccon SuperYacht Design was formed recently as the specialized megayacht division of Zuccon International Project, intended to make a broader impact within the megayacht market. The first concept design the team has released leaves no doubt as to what types of megayachts it believes it can handle. She’s a 295-footer (90-meter), with traditional and contemporary elements alike.
The four-deck project, which Zuccon SuperYacht Design refers to as 90M/SYD, has plenty of the customary sunning and soaking spaces, due to sunpads, loose furnishings in alfresco spaces, two forward hot tubs, and an aft pool. Along those same lines, you’ll also find a beach club (pictured below). The four decks are all naturally connected via stairs and an elevator, and there are additional familiar features like an entire deck devoted to the owner, plus a gym and helipad for everyone’s use.
The differences come in how Zuccon SuperYacht Design treats other areas. Take, for example, the main entrance when the megayacht is tied side-to. Rather than being a one-deck welcoming lobby, it’s a two-deck affair. The main deck does not contain a formal dining room—or any dining room at all, for that matter. It’s relocated up one level to allow the 90M/SYD to devote the full main deck to guests’ relaxation. The saloon is joined by a private cinema and a bar, the latter made more inviting due to opposing balconies. (On a related side note, these balconies are essentially the only alfresco common areas on the main deck, since the deck directly above is meant to emphasize outdoor enjoyment.) Balconies are also found in the two VIP guest staterooms forward, which are further complemented by four smaller but no less well-sized guest staterooms.
Then there are the decor treatments that Zuccon SuperYacht Design suggests for the 90M/SYD (open to an eventual owner’s changes, of course). For the upper-deck dining area, for example, the designers envision a teak sole, helping to visually and thematically connect it with the alfresco space just beyond the sliding glass doors and walls. When they’re all left open, the dining area becomes more of an indoor-outdoor space and, in turn, more informal, since it overlooks the pool.
Even the overall styling combines both traditional and contemporary elements. The rounded fore sections of each deck and the dramatic bow flare are each timeless design features. But you can’t help but have your eyes drawn to the vertical partition around amidships. As Bernardo Zuccon of Zuccon SuperYacht Design explains:
The 90-meter has been marked out by using a formal language, minimal and rigorous, defined by a large surface, vertically developed, that ‘embraces’ the volumes through its transversal section, while, at the same time, it allows to spot immediately the vertical distribution system, thus standing as a formal breaking point in the articulation of the horizontal volumes that defines the bridges. What truly characterizes this vessel is for sure the sense of motion given by this specific surface, that tends to ‘close up’ the whole ship, moving on high; a double heights system in the Lobbies area make it possible to appreciate this feature also from the interiors.
Other features setting the 90M/SYD apart: the ability to add another private cinema or gym, even a spa, to the area directly inside the beach club; and creating greenhouses alongside some of the floor-to-ceiling glass on some decks.