VISIONS – NEW HORIZONS, OLD VALUES
To get to know new worlds without losing sight of the old values, means that we discover new possibilities in new challenges and thereby develop new qualities. This is a maxim that A&R lives by. To this end, we intensify our long existing approach, to take established solutions a step further with the courage to stand our ground in unknown territory. That is why we will always continue to anchor our ships in the market, so as to act as beacons and torchbearers of things yet to come. Anything less than this is simply not enough.
Is it a space ship? Is it a “Transformers”-version of praying mantis? It is hard to decide at first sight what Hydro-SWASH actually is. Hardly surprising, because the newest SWASH concept from Abeking & Rasmussen floats, or better said, flies in a class of its own. What distinguishes the Hydro-SWASH from all other ships in the world is her performance. She hovers high above the waves instead of conventionally gliding through them. Flying and sailing become one in this truly unparalleled yacht experience that stays undiminished even at the highest speeds. Thanks to its SWATH genes, the futuristic Day Cruiser remains calm even in stormy seas. Apart from that, the Hydro SWASH will cause quite a stir with …
AR224 – IN GREAT FORM
Shall we have a forward observation lounge, an owners cabin with a view of the sea or just plenty of room for guests, family and work? All these are thoroughly desirable amenities, but they come with a flip side – they all place demands on the available space. How about we just make the ship longer? It’s the obvious solution, but not necessarily the best one. For many owners, the quantum leap from say a 55-metre to a 75-metre yacht just doesn’t come into question, if only on economic grounds – based on the purchase price, along with all the incidental and consequential costs (berths, crew requirements and so on). How about adding space by raising the height? Again that is going to have its problems. Piling deck upon deck may be effective, but it doesn’t look all that good, because the ratio of height to length threatens to get out of kilter. The proportions are no longer right, elegance goes out the window and you soon end up with something that looks not unlike a floating wedding cake.
So what can be done? Abeking & Rasmussen offer a solution which sounds a bit like squaring the circle: a yacht line with the layout of a 75-metre yacht, but on a 68-metre platform. This spatial range developed by Focus Yacht Design pursues the aim of creating the perfect balance between functional rooms and activity rooms. As a result of this principle, the ship gains in measurable and perceivable size. Its interior offers more space, light and comfort in practically profligate abundance, without any loss of external elegance. Sometimes, you see, less size is actually more.