Semi-custom megayachts usually come with set profiles and technical platforms. This leaves just interior design to your input. One builder and multi-designer team want to change that. They believe buyers should have styling that reflects their personalities, too. They’re calling the concept the PRIME Megayacht Platform.
The PRIME Megayacht Platform—PRIME for short—comes from a multi-national group, too. The builder is Bloemsma Yachts in The Netherlands. Bloemsma Yachts, formerly Bloemsma & van Breemen, is owned by Balk Shipyard, a fellow Dutch megayacht builder. Naval architecture comes from another Dutch company, Azure Naval Architects. As for styling, U.S.-based Luiz de Basto Designs and UK-based Reymond Langton Design, along with Azure, all tailor the superstructures the way you wish. They’ll further work with you on the interior design.
The premise for PRIME is pretty simple. The team believes some buyers not interested or ready for a fully custom experience don’t want their yacht’s profile looking like those of others. Each PRIME megayacht is a 162-foot (49.44-meter), all-aluminum project that can look sleek, classic, rugged, you name it. Two of the various designs are shown here. Select a vertical bow or a dramatically flared one. Whether you like soft, curving lines or sharp, angled surfaces, they’re available as well. Regardless of choice, every PRIME project remains beneath 500 gross tons and has all systems and engineering already set. Beam is 29 feet (8.8 meters), and draft is a shallow-water-friendly 7 feet (2.15 meters). For those of you who plan long-range travel, your PRIME megayacht should see range of about 4,000 nautical miles at 13 knots. Power comes from twin MTUs.
Each designer has interior configuration ideas centered around private use or charter use, too. Twelve people in the owners’ party and 10 crew can stay aboard. Want an area dedicated to your favorite watersports? Or a spa with a sauna and massage area? Those, and more, are available. The PRIME team also welcomes buyers to bring their own designer into the working relationship, for a higher level of personalization.