The 110m yacht is the result of focused investigations and elaborate design studies, offering a new direction in yacht design, exploiting possibilities in the use of glass and glazing.
The 110m Halycon superyacht project is the latest in a series of designs by Gill Schmid Design, the yacht, architecture and art services firm formerly known as Impossible Productions Ink.
Halycon is the result of focused investigations and elaborate design studies, offering a new direction in yacht design, exploiting possibilities in the use of glass and glazing, the design studio claims.
The superstructure comprises of floor to ceiling undulating glazing (a combination of white glass and reflective glass) with the aim to provide maximum privacy for the owner and guests.
The white one-way glass is transparent from the inside and opaque looking from outside. In addition, white glass panels on the observatory deck above the wheelhouse and on bridge deck above the VIP suits blend in seamlessly with the white superstructure, giving an overall monochromatic effect. The idea is to blend superstructure and glazing into one entity.
Some of the key features of this vessel are the two glass bottomed swimming pools, one on the main deck and one staggered in section on the upper deck.
They are connected with a waterfall flowing between the two levels, which is framed by a generous rectangular opening in the deck. This creates the effect of terraced aft deck spaces or a somewhat landscaped tiered arrangement, offering physical and visual sectional connections.
This space is further enhanced or framed by the louvered ‘gill’ glass doors on the main deck, creating a deep inside/outside space around the main pool area.
In addition to the outdoor deck areas, high-end accommodation and all the amenities one expect for a 110m yacht, Halycon sports a fully equipped tender garage with space for two 10m tenders, icon aircraft, submarine storage, plus multiple water toys. The vessel has also been designed to accommodate a crew of 37.
A New York-based design company, Gill Schmid Design is led by Alistair Gill and Veronika Schmid.
Uk born, Gill has worked in leading yacht design and architecture offices, including Martin Francis Design, for over 15 years before relocating and establishing Gill Schmid Design in New York.
Born and raised in Austria, Germany and the US, trained architect Veronika Schmid has over 15 years’ experience in the field. She has been collaborating with artists on the design, manufacturing and project management for sculptural work since 2001.