Thursday, December 10, 2009

Foster + Partners: Panthalassa Yacht

The Norman Foster lead architecture firm Foster + Partners teamed up with the shipbuilder Perini Navi to create the 56m long Panthalassa Yacht. The luxury boat was revealed last month at the Perini Navi Shipyard in Viareggio, Italy.
The design features six cabins with a capacity for 12 guests and 10 crew members. The interior is spread over three floors with the fly deck on top, main cabin below and the guest quarters below that.
An oval stairway that is lined with acrylic rods to bring in daylight connects all the levels together. On the main level, there is a lounge, bar and a board room which has views of the water.
Throughout the interior, the designers paid close attention to lighting, keeping the spaces light and airy. the boat is powered by two 1239 horse power diesel engines, giving it a max speed of 15 knots.


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