Nauta Design prides itself on what it considers clean, simplified styling. It additionally aims for a naturally continuous, naturally bright look and feel as you transition from outside to inside. The Nauta 78M Slipstream, the studio’s latest concept, stays true to these ideals. Actually, it takes them up a notch, with a patent-pending “Island,” an underwater viewing lounge, and more.
Pre-engineered and therefore ready for shipyard bids, the Nauta 78M Slipstream is a steel-hulled, voluminous design. The 257-footer (78.4-meter) should have a gross tonnage of 1,975, for instance. In addition, she should be capable of upwards of 5,000 nautical miles at 12 knots with diesel-electric propulsion. An owner’s party of 12 and captain, crew, and staff head count of 23 are accommodated aboard.
Abundant glass onboard keeps the Nauta 78M Slipstream neat and bright, while gentle curves add interest without fussiness. More glass characterizes the front of the beach club, which also includes the above-mentioned Island. The way the multiple platforms fold down forms a virtual teak-topped land mass nestled around the aft end. Though you can’t see it in these renderings, the side terraces are accessible from each side of the beach club, as well as the perimeter. Nauta Design filed a patent for elements of the Island’s design. Altogether, the Island encompasses 3,014 square feet (280 square meters).
While guests are using the beach club and Island, they’ll appreciate the saltwater pool. (When not in use, the floor rises to sit flush with the deck.) Moreso, however, they’ll appreciate the Nauta 78M Slipstream’s underwater viewing lounge. Windows below the waterline provide the ultimate reality-show experience.
When the owners want some private time, they can retire to their private deck. It occupies the upper deck, featuring an infinity pool that, in combination with settees to each side, Nauta Design likens to an “infinity nest.” This sits at the base of the touch-and-go helipad. The suite further contains a private saloon, rimmed with full-height glass.
Some guests still get the royal treatment, thankfully. Two VIP suites contain balconies. Furthermore, the nearly 43-foot (13-meter) beam makes the 7,900-square-foot (734-square-meter) interior plenty comfortable.
Since the studio anticipates this being a custom megayacht, buyers are free to select décor details as well as watertoys. Of course, the studio has already planned abundant stowage for a limo tender, PWCs, and a variety of other playthings like Seabobs and windsurfers.
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