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News: De Basto Unveils 92M Project 'MED'

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  1. Project 'MED' Revealed By De Basto Designs
    De Basto Designs has taken the wraps off their latest concept called Project 'MED'. It is a 92-meter superyacht with a gravity-defying superstructure as its main distinguishing feature. The hull design from De Basto is more-or-less conventional but the superstructure goes against the grain of convention with its shape and also its illusionary suspension from the hull.
  2. "I wanted to strip the profile of everything superfluous, leaving just the right number of elements to convey the concept," Luiz de Basto said. "The flying superstructure volume touches the hull delicately, dissolving the main deck into a void space and leaving the Agora deck open." Lateral Naval Architects also have been engaged on the design to ensure the structure can also be practical. De Basto continued: "We are not interested in proposing an innovative profile only; we can make the design more conservative or modern, according to the owner's preference". Lateral did the design for the structural lattice system of the superstructure so it can have a minimum footprint and rest on just four supports.
  3. As a result of the design of the superstructure only being connected at minimal points the main deck of Project MED is actually mostly open to the exterior rather than the usual internal glassed-in atmosphere. The focal point of the project is indeed the superstructure seeing how it is polished, rounded and sculpted at the same time and also the deliberate concealment of hull windows and openings. Serigraphy lines the windows and is the same colour as the hull making it look minimal but almost featureless allowing the superstructure design to stand out.
  4. Over on the opposite side of the main deck towards the bow, there is plenty of room for al-fresco living. As many sofas and built-ins as one could want exist here and when the soft upholstered cushioning is installed it is a relaxing area like no other. Again, the superstructure is highly polished and reflects the surroundings more-than-adequately. The transom has a large pool where several fold-down elements to the sides open-up the resort space even further. Accommodation of for up to 14 in 7 cabins with the master suite located on the upper deck. Guest have four cabins and two VIP-grade suites to choose from. Propulsion is envisioned to be diesel-electric and a top speed in the region of 16.5-knots with cruising at 14-knots is estimated. The design overall takes its inspiration from Mediterranean lifestyle.

    For more information:

    De Basto Designs
    444 Brickell Ave. Suite 928
    Miami, Florida, 33131
    United States of America

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