At 52m/171ft, M/Y PROJECT 406 is significantly larger than most luxury sportfishing vessels on the market, which average around 30m/98ft in recent years, while some of the largest reach 40m/131ft. As such, there are significant design and engineering challenges inherent in the project – challenges that both collaborators are keen to take on.
The interior and exterior styling as well as the naval architecture will all be handled by Vripack Yacht Design in close collaboration with the Dutch shipyard. The Owner is a passionate sportfisher who has previously owned luxury yachts, and Aqua Marine will represent the Owner’s team, which consists of Bush & Noble and Hampshire Marine, to create a truly exceptional build.
The unveiled concept images show spacious outdoor living areas spanning six decks, of which there are at least three alfresco lounges aft, a foredeck sunbathing and seating area to relax with drinks and admire the views, and a spacious lower deck beach club perfect for days spent sportfishing, placing all gear required within easy reach. Constructed from Alustar® aluminium, the hull and superstructure provide excellent strength and stability for navigating the world’s cruising grounds to the best fishing spots.
The refined luxury yachting lifestyle is well represented within, where a sky lounge offers exceptional views of the location from its elevated position and the ambience of a ’boutique hotel penthouse’ for entertaining and unwinding in a climate-controlled environment.
More details are expected as the project progresses.