Explorer Yacht: Project Orca

This new killer whale explorer yacht concept looks like a floating Orca, with a sleek design and monochromatic colour scheme. The Italian shipyard, Rosetti Super Yachts are the ones behind the concept and clearly were inspired by the world’s largest mammal.

Orca Super Yacht Deck Design
Source: Super Yacht Times

Project Orca is a 213-foot or 65-metre explorer yacht, which has been designed to soar through the world’s oceans for extended periods of time, and for trips from the Arctic and Atlantic to the tropics. The Orca looking yacht has been designed and created in collaboration with Meccano Engineering, which have focused on the bold styling, wrap-around glazing and a radar designed to look like a dorsal fin. The colour palette follows that of a killer whale, including the white side patch at the owner’s deck that illuminates in the evening time.

“The organic design traits mimic the orca or killer whale, the largest and most powerful member of the dolphin family”, Rosetti Super Yachts chairman Fulvio Dodich.

The impressive Orca Yacht sleeps twelve guests in six cabins, including the owner’s suite which consists of a full-beam VIP suite on the main deck. The luxury doesn’t stop there with the yacht also consisting of four cabins below and crew quarters located port-side. The four deck vessel also includes a gym, study, expansive main salon, dining room and a huge sundeck with a bar, pool and sunbathing area. Additionally, the yacht has multiple dining facilities and a sizeable gallery. To get from level to level, the designers have of course incorporated an elevator between all four decks that can take VIP guests from their cabin up to the sundeck, where they can order a drink from the deluxe bar and relax in the infinity swimming pool.

Orca Super Yacht Whole Design
Source: Yacht Harbour

The future owners, when the yacht eventually goes on the market, are able to choose between various deck configurations and change the original layout.

As the Orca Yacht is designed to travel long distances to remote areas, just like the mammal itself, the designers have incorporated room for cranes, a helipad, and a large garage for tenders and water toys, such as snow sledges and jet skis. Project Orca will be able to operate amongst deep seas and remote locations, as it is powered by two 1398kW engines, and will be able to cover 5,000 miles or roughly 8,000 kilometres without needing to refuel at a speed of 11 knots.

Fulvio Dodich mentioned that the construction of the major vessel would take around three years, and they’ve already done the concept engineering and have completed the technical specifications for Project Orca.

Designers have mentioned that if they sell the boat tomorrow, they will start on it straight away, as they are only interested in serious buyers.

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