Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Project "REACH" by Ricardo Pilguj and Sven Faustmann

Some of you may already know about this magnificent expedition yacht concept, project 'REACH' as her designer's Ricardo Pilgui and Sven Faustmann were one of the finalists in the young designer of the year awards 2012.

Reach has your classical trawler appearance with its stacked superstructure and vast open foredeck, blended with its bold cutting edge exterior lines to give you the perfect expedition yacht for the modern times of today. Living on board is centered around her main deck which is fully dedicated to the owner and their guests, where they will be able to enjoy a spacious aft saloon, private pantry, lobby and dining room. The dining room is framed in floor to ceiling glass sliding doors so that the outdoors can enhance their dining experience.

The owners have a whole deck that is fully dedicated to them and includes outdoor and working spaces. The guests are accommodated in two twin and two double cabins on the lower deck which incorporate large hull windows. The guests also have direct access to the beach club a spa area forward, where they can relax and unwind.

Ricardo Pilguj and Sven Faustmann both comment on the REACH project below:

Ricardo Pilguj: "For the interior we use some unusual layout arrangements. We located the beach club with enclosed spa area in the forward part of the lower deck to have a direct connection to the guest cabins. While anchoring, this is a very nice place to relax. Under way the beach club has the double function as a second informal saloon. Normally, it is very common on this size of yachts to have an aft beach club, which is also the tender garage. We split up this configuration: The aft tender garage is only dedicated to the crew, where we kept all the technical equipment. The main deck, which incorporates indoor/outdoor dining area, private pantry, main saloon and a forward spa pool area, is mainly reserved for owners and guest to maximize daily life onboard".

Sven Faustmann: "Designing a vessel like REACH is a very thankful job. You start such a unique task on basis of the basic requirements and by discussing different design solutions. In fact we started with a couple of profile and front views to get some kind of feeling for the right proportions of the vessel. From our point of view, the proportions of a yacht are crucial for the success of a proper appearance. Furthermore, it was the goal to have the exterior design both exceptional and long lasting. We didn’t want the vessel to look currently interesting but outdated in the future. From our point of view we have been quite successful with these goals".

  • Length: 50m (164ft)
  • Beam: 10.5m (34ft)
  • Max Speed: 15kts
  • Cruising Speed: 13kts
  • Range: 12,000nm at 11kts
  • Guests & Owner: 10
  • Crew: 10

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