Nautici Design Promoting 85- and 65-Meter Projects

By Diane Byrne

Nautici Design ND65

Nautici Design may only be a year old, but its partners have naval architecture and engineering experience with passenger ships and pleasureboats alike. In fact, the team, based in Palma de Mallorca, is working on the conversion of a 25-meter (82-foot) passenger ship into a superyacht for 12 guests.

To further showcase its abilities, Nautici Design is shopping two new designs around, the ND85 and ND65. While it hasn’t revealed much about the ND85, measuring 85 meters (279 feet), the design team does envision an atrium rising up several decks. This, plus other undisclosed elements, will give the sense of more volume. A related goal is to make owners rethink the way decks are laid out and interiors are arranged.

The ND65, shown here, seems to have a similar goal of making owners rethink traditional design concepts. It starts with the modern, even edgy, exterior lines. The 65-meter (213-foot) megayacht devotes the entire upper deck to the owner, another unexpected element. In fact, the two-level master suite is on this deck; Nautici Design calls it a royal suite and graces it with panoramic views. Five guest cabins, all arranged as VIP staterooms, plus nine crew cabins are also aboard. Saloons, dining areas, and other gathering spaces will all be larger than usual, too.

Nautici Design is further exploring designs that will incorporate environmentally friendly systems. Stay tuned.

Diane Byrne

Diane M. Byrne is the founder and editor of the daily updated website Megayacht News. A longtime yachting writer, she also contributes to Yachts International, Boat Exclusive, and other magazines. She is additionally a member of the International Superyacht Society Board of Directors and Vice Chair of the U.S. Superyacht Association.

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