Modern-day megayacht buyers and guests want the latest fun watertoys. Shipyards and designers are all too happy to design tender garages to house as many as possible. Simultaneously, though, the smart teams ensure the crew has good spaces. The RMK 65, from RMK Marine and Hot Lab, balances abundant toys with extra space for crew.
“Only with a satisfied crew, the owner will be able to enjoy his time onboard,” comments Antonio Romano, partners with Enrico Lumini in Hot Lab. “We have been hearing this for years, and have implemented it on the RMK 65.” In fact, the design and build team says the RMK 65 devotes 50 percent more deck area to the seven crew cabins and mess than class rules require. This is aboard a 213-foot (65-meter) megayacht that additionally accommodates an owner’s party of 14.
In keeping with toy trends, the RMK 65 can carry five big PWCs between two 29-foot-long (9-meter-long) tenders. Integrated cranes lift and launch them through side hatches.
Of course, RMK Marine and Hot Lab recognize that the first thing to attract a potential buyer is styling. This new design has sporty lines, floor-to-ceiling glass, and a vertical bow. She’s trendy without being so up-to-the-minute that she’ll seem dated in a few years. If you have seen previous projects from the pair, like the RMK 5000 concepts, you may know that this is typical of their efforts.
The 1,300-gross-ton megayacht should attract interest for additional reasons. The RMK 65 has an infinity pool on her aft deck, for example, leading into the lounge-like saloon. In fact, the saloon encompasses about 1,292 square feet (120 square meters). Additionally, it can include a bar and a piano, for an even more inviting ambiance. Only the sundeck is larger, measuring 2,153 square feet (200 square meters). From the aft hot tub to the amidship dining area and forward sunning area, it’s big enough for a crowd to spread out. Though, guests may prefer to relax on the bridge deck, where a fire pit aft is ideal for nighttime gatherings.
Guests will appreciate the staterooms, too, 14 in total. Two VIP suites accompany the owners’ suite on the main deck, with three more VIPs below decks. The final stateroom, yet another VIP, sits on the bridge deck, for maximum views. Your stateroom, though, spans the 39-foot (12-meter) beam, naturally.
Since engineering is already complete, the RMK 65 can start construction on contract. The megayacht should see a 6,000-nautical-mile range at 14 knots with Caterpillar power.
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