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This is a 2011-2012 project, realized by me and Loenzo Berselli, for Millenium Yacht Award Design contest. This project orinate from a reflectio… Read More
This is a 2011-2012 project, realized by me and Loenzo Berselli, for Millenium Yacht Award Design contest. This project orinate from a reflection focused on a contemporary boating. Nowadays super-polluting and super-fast mega yachts are always more popular, witnessing the growing trend to excess (consumption, size, engine). Moreover today boats aren’t just considered are vehicles to navigate or as ways to enjoy the pleasure of sea anymore: thay are becoming luxurious sea-view apartments (most boats remain moored in harbours all the time). These causes discontinuity and incoherence between interiors and exteriors. Basing on these thoughts, we tried to realize something different, beyond the concept of luxurious transport, with the goal to create something able to involve the owner in boat’s life and to create a connection. We were sure that our boats’s essential feature would be slowness in order to improve the pleasure of navigation, the connection with the sea and the respect of nature, but looking at most of these motorboats on the market we noticed that there is no armony between internal and external living spaces. Our project is meant to reach that armony, that connection, so as to create a unique and ventilated place. Considering the modern slow boats we think that it is possible to reduce the already low consumption of petrol, using the sailing boat’s hulls that partially reduce the internal livings, but also guarantee a better aero-hydrodynamics and less imposing superstructure. In this way we can realize our idea of what a good performance is: optimize consumptions and emissions for the same power. In our opinion, modern inclination of sailing-engineering is not enough faithful to its tradition, so we decided to get inspiration from a noble boat of the past: the galleon. Our goal was to fuse together traditional and innovative concepts in building boats: volumes and architectures of the galleon (paying attention to the partition hull-deck, taking the ship owner’s cabin back to the stern, trying to adapt the role of the quarter to our needs, emphasizing the stern’s highness as a private balcony. In order to reach our aim, we never forget our mantra: the link between perfomance and slowness, supported by the new technologies, rarely installed in modern slow boats. The result of this temporal union is Cronos (from the ancient greek “Chronos”). Read Less
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