Available on newsstands in 36 countries and downloadable to both Apple and Android devices, the second issue of Top Yacht Design magazine has arrived!
Today’s designers are called upon to approach their work in a way that takes into account highly specific formal and aesthetic demands on the one hand and clearly-defined production criteria on the other. An often complex task the second issue of Top Yacht Design attempts to tackle and respond to, starting with Carlo Nuvolari and Dan Lenard’s work on the new Monte Carlo Yachts 105.
But that same approach also crops up again and again in the many projects crowding the News Room section at the start of the magazine. This overview of the best and most innovative new arrivals also produces a telling snapshot of yacht design itself, spanning the likes of Oceanco’s Stiletto concept, the new Swan 54, the Reichel Pugh Nauta Baltic 130’ and Franck Muller Yachts’ latest creation.
That broad perspective also takes in Ester III, Noga, Wisp, Nakupenda, Teseo, and the hugely successful Sanlorenzo SD112. This series of motor and sailing yachts and designs of different sizes, styles and configurations, brilliantly demonstrates the prowess of designers and yards alike.
Other startling illustrations are the restoration of Sea Home, a 1919 displacement yacht restored to her original splendour, and Vitalia II, the incredible result of the conversion of a record-breaking ocean-going catamaran to a super-fast round-the-world cruising craft. The result is a series of diverse perspectives on seafaring and designing seafaring vessels.
One essential element of any kind of design is, of course, colour, and this led us to investigate the research carried out by Color Coloris. Equally, Portopiccolo, a charming coastal village and marina just down the road from Trieste, makes a whole new way of living on the coast possible, by combining aesthetic and formal values with meticulous economics. Lastly, we also broaden our investigation of the role of the modern designer – the leitmotif running through Issue no. 2 of Top Yacht Design – by looking at the huge advances being made by car designers, specifically in the Volvo XC90.