If you are going to own a yacht capable of traveling the world, you may as well actually crisscross the oceans, and visit the poles. Yacht designer Sam Sorgiovanni seems to be saying this with his latest concept design. Sorgiovanni’s Frontier not only has transoceanic range, but also has the equipment and engineering of an explorer.
Considering her LOA of 325 feet (99 meters), Frontier should not surprise anyone by having a fuel capacity capable of supporting global voyages. She can conduct them at good speeds, too. The designer anticipates a cruising speed of 15 to 16 knots, still preserving the ocean-crossing range, along with a maximum end of 19 to 20 knots. Further mindful that staying at sea means being self-sufficient, Sorgiovanni’s Frontier has rooms for keeping garbage along with stowage to keep chefs, stews, owners, and guests from wondering when re-provisioning can occur. Equally important, the yacht specifications call for emissions-reducing systems and other technologies to preserve pristine cruising areas. Those cruising areas can include ice-laden waters, too, thanks to an ice-breaker hull.
The various decks await a client’s input. However, Sorgiovanni’s Frontier does take into account accommodations for a party of 12 in six staterooms below decks. The owners’ suite is separate, part of a private deck. It includes a generous 2,691 square feet (250 square meters) of outdoor space. The pool you’ll see in the video (below) sits on the owner’s deck, in fact. What you won’t see, though, are the glass skylights in its bottom.
Another feature you get to see is the helideck, fully certified. Interestingly, it sits on hydraulic jacks, which slide it out when the helicopter needs to land. Similarly, the jacks retract the helipad when it isn’t needed. Alternately, customers can keep the platform extended and ask crew to set up sun lounges or exercise equipment.
From the two-level beach club (with a bar, of course, plus a spa) to a cinema and lots of tenders and toys, Sorgiovanni’s Frontier offers a lot for entertainment. The designer hopes his suggested décor materials will meet with approval, too. Drawing inspiration from his native Austrlia, the yacht incorporates sustainable woods and even bark, plus stones, seeds, and even eggshells.
Finally, Frontier has crew accommodations for 34, in 14 double cabins as well as three double staff cabins.
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