Who says muscles and curves can’t go together? Blue Runner 49, a concept from Rossinavi and Marco Casali – Too Design, combines the pleasing attributes of both design elements. She’s part cruiser pointing her bow toward far-away shores, and part pretty lady set to turn heads in any port. Furthermore, she’s already engineered. This means that she can hit the water in 2020.
The “49” in “Blue Runner 49” signifies her 49-meter length, or 161 feet. She incorporates a fast-displacement hull by Arrabito Naval Architects. So, anticipate her top end to be 19 knots, which is a bit quicker than usual for a yacht of her magnitude. (Gross tonnage, on that note, is 500.) In combination with the twin MTU diesels, the hull design should also ensure good fuel economy, particularly at the 15-knot cruising speed. Anticipate a 3,800-nautical-mile range, too. The 7-foot (2.15-meter) draft means plenty of shallow sandy shores are within reach as well.
Casali’s stylistic touches seem most prominent aft. There, Blade Runner 49 has two elongated arches framing her aft deck. However, forward areas receive plenty of attention. Notably, Blade Runner 49 has a wall of windows on her upper deck, wrapping around to the wheelhouse. Meanwhile, floor-to-ceiling windows one level below, in the master suite, combine with cut-out bulwarks for an even lighter, brighter atmosphere.
Speaking of the master, Casali clearly wants owners to float in comfort. “Float” is the key word: The bed (above) is suspended, above a wood sole. Overall, there’s a decidedly modern edge to the designer’s suggested interior layout (though, of course, a buyer can tailor it). Whatever the final interior design may be, the megayacht, with a 29’5” (9-meter) beam, can accommodate an additional eight guests below decks.
Better yet, they can enjoy the 1,830-square-foot (170-square-meter) beach club, capacious due to fold-down platforms on three sides. Laze on lounges, or use the platforms to board watertoys. Alternately, use one of the two pools onboard.