Atlas Superyacht project turns swimming pool into human aquarium – Robb Report
One could very well need an atlas to navigate this colossal new superyacht from Turquoise Yachts. The design, aptly dubbed Project Atlas, spans a staggering 276 feet and features a host of luxury features scattered throughout.
The eye-catching ship was written by the UK studio Harrison eidsgaard. It is actually based on the existing 262ft (80m) model from the Turkish yard, although it does feature a few additional design changes including an additional elevator shaft and tender garage.
The exterior, which the Turkish shipyard describes as “progressive but timeless”, features clean lines, a spectacular sharp bow, a steel hull and an aluminum superstructure. In addition to being aesthetically pleasing, these elements should help the ship navigate the seas effortlessly.
The 2300GT-sized interior, meanwhile, sports large windows to flood the space with natural light. The interior can be configured in a “penthouse” or “front deck” configuration. The first includes a large owner’s suite with a private lounge and six additional cabins, while the second avoids the private lounge in favor of an additional “multipurpose cabin”. The crew quarters, which are the same for both arrangements, offer 14 crew cabins and a captain’s cabin.
The Atlas project is clearly oriented towards outdoor living and offers a number of luxurious outdoor spaces to soak up the sun. The beach club, which is located aft of the lower deck, expands to an impressive 800 square feet when the hydraulic platforms on both sides are lowered. It has a superb swimming pool flanked by deckchairs as well as a built-in projector and comfortable seating. This allows the space to transform into a cinema at nightfall.
Above, the solarium includes a Jacuzzi at the front and a bar and dining area at the rear, perfect for those necessary aperitifs. It is easily accessible via two exterior staircases or the interior elevator and atrium staircase. Elsewhere, the main deck features rotunda seating and another salon.
The vessel is fitted with a garage forward of the lower deck which is large enough to store a 33 foot dinghy, a 28 foot dinghy, a 23 foot crew dinghy and two jet skis.
On the power side, the superyacht will be equipped with quadruple CAT C9 engines for a top speed of 17 knots.
“The Atlas project is a refusal of monotony”, declared the site in a declaration. “A self-sustaining world of entertainment, exploration and energy.”
This is the kind of challenge we can all support.
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