Centerfold, the latest concept designed by Nuvolari Lenard, is one of those boats, or at least its concept, destined to rewrite the history of yacht design.
There are, as a matter of fact, many ways to approach designing a yacht but none has placed so much emphasis before on the artistic side of the design. We are talking about Dan Lenard and Carlo Nuvolari’s work on the incredibly futuristic 202m Centerfold concept with illustrious photographer and narrator Jarmo Pohjaniemi. (Here all our posts about Nuvolari Lenard).
Centrefold, to see megayachts from a different perspective
Their idea is to change the way the world sees superyachts by changing the design process and introducing new visions and techniques. «We turned the creative process on its head in our collaboration with Jarmo,», explained Dan Lenard.
«Rather than waiting for him to capture the real yacht with his lens, we invited him to work with us from the first stages of the design process. We created an initial design that looked beautiful to us and then Jarmo examined it with his professional eye and creativity.
His response was that they should focus less on the yacht’s aesthetics and more on how the surfaces could be treated to achieve the best light: reflections, contrasts, mirroring.», continues Dan Lenard, “This is something that has never been seen before in the superyacht world. We are not creating a design simply as a means to an end of that yacht being built; we are putting the maximum creativity into the design itself.
It blurs the lines between yacht design and art, so that the enjoyment can be experienced by anyone who sees the images, not just the person who ultimately owns the yacht. You could say we are democratizing the enjoyment of superyachts through this process”, he concludes. Centerfold will be built from high resistance steel and aluminium and will guarantee eco-friendly low emissions in addition to superb speeds when required.
Centerfold: a Spectrum
Beyond the yacht’s stunning features and remarkable proportions, which are entirely feasible and would make her one of the largest yachts ever built, CENTERFOLD has been designed to operate along a full spectrum of propulsion profiles.
Owners will be able to modify the yacht’s operational modes to suit their surroundings and needs. The zero-emission, full-electric stealth mode is perfectly suited to cruising grounds with higher environmental sensitivity and stringent emissions regulations. Alternatively, the high-speed conventional propulsion mode delivers speeds of over 35 knots, driven by powerful 100,000hp engines. And of course, a number of modes in between will be available to adjust CENTERFOLD’s performance based on circumstances.