As much as superyachting is international, the StellarONE ST108 yacht has taken the concept further. Her metal hull and superstructure construction are taking place in Vietnam, with interior manufacturing in China. Naval architecture and interior design, meanwhile, are from European firms. They’re all partnering with a cruiser from North America, too, to ensure delivery by the summer of 2024.
The StellarONE series comes from StellarPM, a refit and yacht-management company. It’s the same team behind the StellarCat power catamarans series. The entry-level StellarONE ST108 yacht (108 feet/33 meters) can have either a steel hull or an aluminum hull. The same is true for the other models in the series, which cap at 135 feet (42 meters). Each is a raised-pilothouse design, too. Chris Holmes, StellarPM’s principal and founder, says the Lloyds-classed construction, along with the ST108’s engineering and outfitting, all come at less than $10 million. He asserts that the combination, plus amenities like a deploying master balcony, “are set to be a game changer for the market.”
The owner of the StellarOne ST108 starting construction soon selected a steel hull. Ginton Naval Architects, responsible for naval architecture for the series, penned her displacement hull. StellarPM anticipate the yacht will have a good range of 3,400 nautical miles around her cruising speed of 12 knots. The twin Caterpillar C32 diesel engines should also allow a top speed of 14 knots.
As for the interior design, the Unzile Acar studio, in Turkey, is working with the owner. (The studio has previously worked with Bering Yachts on several projects.) Overall, the look is clean and crisp, with traditional wood paneling and parquet soles. Five staterooms and three crew cabins will accommodate everyone. Of course, a beach club will be aboard as well, in keeping with today’s popular requests. Teak decking will highlight the exterior of the 26-foot-beam (8.06-meter-beam) boat.
Enjoying time in relatively shallow anchorages won’t be a problem, given the 6’10” (2.08-meter) draft.
Ginton Naval Architects ginton.com
Unzile Acar unzileacar.com