Design and culture27.06.2014

Super yachts for bold luxury travel

Instantly recognizable, the boats take aesthetic influence from a range of visual sources like massive metropolises, animals and artists, all conceived to be striking, one-of-a-kind super-cruisers.

Super yachts for bold luxury travel
The series includes the “Red Shark“, a contemporary design featuring bold contours and sharp angles which represent the most terrifying of all water creatures. The 75-meter long, four-deck piece certainly makes an impact.

“There are no dolphins in the big money world, the sharks are all over the place, and if you see the yacht over 50 meters, you can be sure it’s owned by a business shark,” jokes Klyukin.

The luminous “Manhattan” is more serene, giving the impression of an illuminated floating skyline capped by a replica of the Empire State Building. Conversely, the nostalgic “Mississippi” yacht features a retro design inspired by the paddle steamers of Mark Twain’s era, featuring an eye-catching glass and metal central wheel design detail.

The magnificent “Mondrian” is fairly similar to a traditional yacht in terms of form, but its bold geometric colors make sure it stands out. “Mondrian inspired Yves Saint Laurent, Lola Prusak, the architects and designers all around the world,” explains Klyukin, who wanted to pay homage to the Dutch modernist.

The “White Swan” is one of the most avant-garde designs, featuring a retractable neck which leads to a hidden open-air breakfast area. Meanwhile “Blue Bird” resembles a sports car with its streamlined physique and sharp contours.

The series will be officially presented this September during the Monaco Yacht Show 2014.

See the full series at vasilyklyukin.com/yacht.

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