Beyond superyacht concept explores icy seas and starry skies
Dutchfirm Diana Yacht Design recently revealed its latest superyachtconcept. Dubbed Beyond, this striking 60-meter (196-ft) exploreryacht has been conceived to not only reach all corners of the world,but to also feature a first-of-its-kind built-in observatory. Now ifthat doesn't grab your attention perhaps the snowmobiles orsubmarine stored in its garage will.
TheBeyond explorer is designed to be built with a steel hull and forwardaluminum superstructure, with the goal of being able to travelthrough any conditions. Its onboard features also reflect the yacht'sability to allow guests to get out and explore the sights whether it be hot or freezing.
"Ithas become an increasingly frequent phenomenon to see owners lookingfor more remote locations to visit," Diana designer Casper Marelis,tells New Atlas. "I wanted to create an explorer yacht which reallyhas the rugged look associated with this type of vessel. This newexplorer design follows on the success of the refitted Legend, afully classified Class 1 ice-breaking ship which was previouslyconverted into the world's only ice-breaking charter yacht."
Thevessel would accommodate a maximum of 14 guests within its seven staterooms, madeup offour king suites, two twins cabins, and the owner's master suite, which boasts 180-degree views and a private Jacuzzi. In addition, the spaciousstaff quarters can accommodate 17 crew members and also features aprivate cabin for the captain.
Thesix-deck luxury yacht features two interior lounges, an outdoorlounge on the fore deck with unrestricted views, an outdoor barbecuebar located on the sundeck, and a second outdoor entertaining zonelocated on the bridge deck, with the possibility of being closed offwith sliding glass doors. The forward deck is designed for luxuryoutdoor relaxing with sofas and lounge beds positioned to take in thebest forward views on-board the yacht. The bridge deck has the addedbonus of being able to be closed off, allowing guests to enjoy theviews even on the coldest of days.
Theinterior design of Beyond has been specifically thought out foreveryday comfort over a long voyage. With large interior living anddining areas, a cinema on the cabin deck, fully equipped divingstorage, a complete gym and wellness center on the lower deck, and aboard room, there's plenty to keep passengers occupied.
Other features include a range of tenders; a certified helideck onthe bridge deck; space for a submarine, snowmobiles and other "toys" inthe garage; and finally its stand out feature, a private observatory for a unique opportunity to take inthe skies. With an observatoryon board, guests can enjoy second-to-none views of the stars anywhereacross the globe, including the Arctic. And with zero-to-none lightpollution in such locations, we can only imagine what gorgeous views of the starsguests would enjoy.
"Thereal stand out feature is the observatory with a gyro-stabilizedtelescope," says Marelis."It lets you discover the stars in comfort. With a directconnection to the owners' lounge there is sufficient space for all.The lounge itself gives youthe idea you're floating around yourself as no lower decks are visiblefrom within the lounge, giving you uninterrupted views. Themulti-purpose tender garage on the main deck, which can be configuredto the needs of the exploration to let you store snowmobiles, extradinghies and skis all in a closed space ensure her owner is able todiscover more than just the obvious."
Afinal price to build the Beyond explorer yacht is yet to bedetermined and with no planned construction, this dream vessel willremain a concept for now.
Source: Diana Yacht Design