Bannenberg & Rowell’s new collaboration with Nobiskrug aims to create a yacht with distinctly feminine lines, which builds on concepts the studio has developed over the last eight years.
Bannenberg & Rowell’s new collaboration with Nobiskrug aims to create a yacht with distinctly feminine lines, which builds on concepts the studio has developed over the last eight years; an evolution from hard edged, masculine forms to gentler, more curvaceous shapes.
“The concept use is a great example of how the studio explores the same fundamental shaping ideology for both architectural building blocks and for the yacht’s external form, resulting in a free flowing synergy between interior and exterior space” says Nobiskrug managing director Holger Kahl.
Lifestyle remains the primary driver for Bannenberg & Rowell’s work, simultaneously informing interior and exterior design.
The flush deck pool is one of the principal focal points of the yacht, with built-in retractable awnings overhead for shade.
It also serves to diffuse natural light into the main salon; here the circular aft threshold maximises glazing and openings, and informs the yacht’s geometric language.
The engine room ducts are located forward, almost amidships, away from the pool, connecting with the more inward orientated spaces such as technical areas, pantries and stairwells.
Descending aft of the pool are full width steps, leading down to the beach platform, some 9m long and open at the sides.
On the platform itself a concealed bar with integral shade rises hydraulically out of the deck and serves as the focus for water activities.
Toys, tenders and water sports equipment are housed in the garages either side of the pool, and in large recesses beneath the aft steps.
Bannenberg & Rowell has designed an alternative option for this area providing an enclosable beach clubhouse and spa.
In this mode full flexibility for exterior access and views is provided by drop down platforms both sides, and by a large central step section that pivots up hydraulically to form a shading canopy over the beach club and bathing platform.
Seven guest suites are located forward on main deck while the owner’s suite is housed above on a dedicated owner’s deck.
Nobiskrug says its collaboration with Bannenberg & Rowell aims to present a yacht that leaves much to the imagination, at the same time satisfying all owner’s needs for a perfect cruise.