180' five-decker aims to be green
London-based H2 Yacht Design unveiled a concept created at the request of Icon Yachts, the Dutch shipyard which recently delivered Baton Rouge. The plans call for a 180’ (55m), five-deck steel-and-aluminum motoryacht built to both MCA Large Yacht Code II regulations and RINA Green Yacht Plus requirements. Aggressive crisp exterior styling combines curves with chamfers and sharp edges for a “visually stimulating” and “clutter-free” exterior, says H2 owner and design director, Jonny Horsfield.
The yacht will feature light and bright gathering spaces and a full-beam owner’s suite that sports recessed balconies. The VIP suite resides on the upper deck with four additional staterooms centered around a glass-sided staircase below, offering total accommodations for 12. A central glass-bottom pool surrounded by sun pads and a beach club with side balcony are sure to attract guests out of their comfortable staterooms. From here, guests will be able to access the water and a flotilla of personal watercraft, SeaBobs and tenders discretely hidden within this sleek exterior. This yacht should achieve a 15-knot top speed and, at cruising speed, will offer a range of 4,000 nautical miles.