An explorer yacht called, for now, Project 575 is among the largest megayachts signed by The Italian Sea Group. The number in that name is significant. Come 2018, the 246-foot (75-meter) yacht will be the 575th launch for the brands united under the Group.
Project 575 is an Admiral brand yacht. (Another Group brand is Tecnomar.) She will meet Lloyd’s classification standards for navigating in some ice. Though the builder does not specify range, it does say she’ll embark on global voyages.
The owner and guests might arrive at some of the remote locations via helicopter. Project 575 has a heli hangar, plus onboard refueling, not just a touch-and-go helipad. The helicopter pilot even gets a cabin and office. The crew can launch one of two 32-foot (9.75-meter) diesel tenders for the owners and guests to get around, too. The tenders stow in bays on the main aft deck, beneath the helipad.
Once aboard Project 575, the owner’s party will have ample areas to relax and enjoy. In warm climates, they’ll likely use the beach club and spa. The spa has a fold-down partition right above the water. Year-round, they can use the observatory lounge, situated forward on the upper deck. They can also grab some popcorn on their way to the private cinema on the main deck, outfitted with a 119-inch screen.
Outside of that theater, the owner gets the main deck as a private deck. In fact, he gets more than 3,229 square feet (300 square meters) of space here. Project 575 splits the owner’s area into fore and aft staterooms, with a lounge between them. Ten guests get five staterooms below decks, near a stateroom for the owner’s staff. One lucky couple, though, gets the VIP aft on the bridge deck. Whenever anyone wants to access a different deck, they have a guest elevator at their disposal. Crew also get their own elevator, connecting the lowest level (where the galley is) to the sundeck.
Since the owner and some guests will spend significant time aboard each year, Project 575 will look much like a modern private villa inside. The Italian Sea Group is handling the interior design in house.