Muscular 44m has a bit of a sting
For the first time in a while, London-based Bannenberg & Rowell has reached across the Channel. The design firm that has made a splash with spectacular interiors in recent European launches, including the Abeking & Rasmussen Elandess featured on Yachts International’s June 2010 cover, has worked closely with CMN on this masculine styling of the Normandy-based shipyard’s 144' yacht platform. Nicknamed Scorpio, the concept owes its name to the mast structure’s distinctive stinger shape, which punctuates an attractively angular superstructure. Large windows and sliding doors merge interior and exterior areas, opening up the space. The yacht is designed to stay below the 500-GT mark and to be built within 26 months of order. CMN’s recent deliveries include the Andrew Winch-designed 60m sisterships Cloud Nine and Slipstream (a 2009 International Superyacht Society award winner).