The world of superyachts is one in which a wide variety of designers and studios are dipping their toes, drawn not only by the big money but also the larger-than-life design statements that can be made with this scale of craft.
Porsche Design Studio is the latest to join the likes of Norman Foster and Philippe Starck on the ocean waves with this 135-foot catamaran designed for Singapore-based yacht builder, Royal Falcon Fleet. The Austrian design studio didn’t let the lack of salt water near their alpine studio dull their creativity and looked skywards for inspiration. The studio said the brief from customer Royal falcon Fleet was to create a “Spacecraft on the water” and the dramatic teardrop superstructure certainly lives up to that description, even if it lacks some of the subtlety that one might previously have associated with Porsche Design products.
The 135-foot long catamaran has a beam of 41 feet which translates into an impressive 680 square metres of floor space spread over three decks, enough for ten guests and a crew of ten. All of this is moved around at an impressive 35knots (about 40mph) by twin V16 turbodiesel engines which each produce 4,600 horsepower. The first yacht will be launched at the end of 2010 and is currently being built in Sweden.
More images of the Royal Falcon Fleet 135 after the jump.