It can be increasingly rare to come across exemplars of groundbreaking design, sleek architecture and complex engineering – all melded into one seamlessly integrated whole.
Even more rare is the discovery that such an elegant creation not only looks fantastic and amply serves its spatial and structural imperatives, but it also acts as an efficient and far-ranging mode of transport. To see this wonder, you’ll need to cast your glance towards the sea.
Superyachts have become the new canvases on which great designs are brought to life. These massive yachts, officially defined as being at least 24 metres (78.74 feet) in length, are not just floating palaces. While they certainly are mobile testaments to the highlife, luxurious jet-setting vessels bound for sun-soaked islands and the latest global hotspots, these megayachts are, from a design perspective, so much more.
Fuelled by competition to be the most beautiful and functional, and financed by bank accounts that are virtually limitless, the need for more and more originality and evolutionary techniques in the design and creation of these yachts has spawned an entire industry. Celebrated marine architects and exterior designers craft evermore-impressive profiles, with details and features geared to please only the most discerning tastes.
Interior yacht designers dream up plush décor that would not look out of place in a dazzling palazzo, state-of-the-art Alpine chalet or stately country home – all with views of a constantly changing land- and seascape. And, to top it all off, maritime engineers make sure that these magnificent models of architectural design are fitted out with engines that can quickly and smoothly whisk their occupants anywhere on the planet that they want to go, all in silence and without disturbing a single hair on your head.
Here’s one superyacht that exemplifies the amazing design possibilities that you can discover if you decide to simply turn your interest seaward.
Endless Summer – An Extraordinary Mixture of Style and Function
Launched in 2017, brand new ENDLESS SUMMER yacht, embodies the outstanding end result of a cutting-edge and innovative collaboration between two renowned shipyards – Christensen and Delta Marine.
An explorer superyacht, ENDLESS SUMMER has been built with the long-range capability to effortlessly cruise to even the most farflung corners of the planet. Based in the South Pacific and Australasia, this megayacht – which measures 49.9 metres (163.7 feet) – displays clean, smooth lines, a solidly sturdy marine architectural profile and a swift maximum speed of 16 knots.
ENDLESS SUMMER’s superb interior comes courtesy of the esteemed Varo team. Stunning, oversized windows allow in plenty of light and open up panoramic vistas. The sumptuous interior décor showcases gleaming exotic woods and sophisticated, neutral-toned furnishings. The superyacht’s six well-appointed staterooms can accommodate up to 12 guests in luxurious comfort, including the full-beam master suite, which sits perched forward of the main deck, and the full-beam VIP suite, which lies nestled on the lower deck.
Boasts an incredibly spacious exterior layout, ENDLESS SUMMER offers multiple al fresco dining areas, a Jacuzzi, bar and an outdoor cinema. Plus, an astonishing array of superyacht toys, inflatables and gadgets await in the Lazarette.
Expertly conceptualised, crafted and constructed to travel to some of the globe’s most remote, glamorous and hidden destinations, ENDLESS SUMMER provides a highly skilled and experienced captain and crew. With years of navigational expertise and marine training the captain and staff are there to ensure a charter experience that is not only completely safe and secure, but also filled with memories that will last a lifetime.