What's better than a yacht? A Superyacht decked out with carbon fiber, of course! This innovative style is thanks to the constant push against boundaries of vessel designers. Take a look at Saturnia.
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Carbon Fiber Superyacht - Vessel Building Breakthrough
The Superyacht Origin
This Superyacht has been revealed to be the idea of the Rome-based Lazzarini Design Studio. Thanks to their endless attempt and dedication to vessel design, they have come up with Saturnia after countless pushes against the boundaries.
Saturnia has marked a milestone in vessel design for this Italian studio as it's going to be one of the lightest yacht designs ever created.
So what's so special about the Superyacht? According to the design team, the innovative idea from the creator made it 50% lighter than other yachts with similar sizes made from iron, steel, or aluminum. This is all because of the material it's made from, and that's carbon fiber.
Molecular chains in carbon fiber make it one of the world's strongest materials. When the fiber is produced, it goes through a series of chemical reactions and severe temperature fluctuations that create this structure. In the procedure, epoxy is used to mix millions of tiny strands together and bond them together. Their precise orientation and the fabric kinds utilized to construct the layers determine the layer's stiffness.
As a result, this material is not only strong but also very light, thanks to a unique molecular structure, making it the perfect material for creating a floating vessel. The Saturnia also has its own private dockyard on board, allowing tenders up to 1.5 meters in length to dock.
The onboard amenities include several alfresco dining areas and pools, a glass-bottom lounge, and a launchpad for eVTOLS.
The yacht's designers foresee this Superyacht being driven by a hybrid propulsion system comprising twin diesel engines and a central electronic water jet system, resulting in lower emissions and a peak speed of 30 knots.
Saturnia has high ceilings and oversized sliding glass windows. It can accommodate up to 20 guests and 20 staff workers, and it has a rooftop antenna area. The glass window allows the passengers to enjoy the view in the comfort of their room. Not only that, the glass bottom lounge provides you with the most exquisite view of the water below.
However, the layout isn't set in stone, and the inside may be changed based on the owner's preferences. It's only a matter of finding a buyer ready to spend the approximately $350 million necessary to bring it to life, said the designers.
But there's no denying that its dockyard, which can be reached by two different entrances on either side of the ship, is its most eye-catching feature.
While the Saturnia idea is still in the early phases of development, the project is already generating a lot of attention. The Lazzarini team is hoping that a buyer will come on board. Assuming the concept of this project is picked up, it would take about two and half years to finish, meaning the Saturnia will be realized by 2024.
What do you think about this innovative design for the Superyacht? Is Saturnia worthy of being the next big in the world vessel design? Let us know your thoughts in the comment down below!
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