Pininfarina may be best-known as the design house responsible for the good looks of various Ferraris and other exotic cars, although it's also tried its hand at things like bicycles, rapid transit systems and even kitchens. Now, it's joined forces with Italian shipbuilder Rossinavi to design a luxury yacht known as the Aurea.
Unveiled on June 1st at the SuperYacht Gallery event in London, the project is described as a "design proposition." This means that it will be built if a buyer is willing to pay for it.
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The 70-m yacht will feature a diesel-electric propulsion system housed in the center of the boat, instead of the more traditional location of the stern. This will free up deck space along with offering better water access in the rear – the Aura will reportedly have the largest "beach club" area of any yacht of its size.
Other features include two swimming pools, three outdoor decks, and additional water access on both sides of the hull.
Plus, it will be nice to look at.
"The clever management of full and empty volumes harmoniously connected by elegant and sinuous shapes allows to create both in the interior spaces and in the areas of the bridges some corners of great fascination and particularly suggestive views, offering new and unexpected opportunities to employ and enjoy the spaces and maximizing the thrill of sailing and life on board," states Pininfarina.
And should you prefer Porsches to Ferraris, then the GTT 115 Hybrid yacht may be more to your liking.
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