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SEA CHANGE THE PRESTIGIOUS SUPERYACHT AWARDS CEREMONY HELD DURING THE MONACO YACHT SHOW HONORS THE INDUSTRY’S LATEST, MOST INCREDIBLE DESIGNS AND THE INNOVATORS BEHIND THEM. THESE FOUR TRENDSETTERS WERE EXALTED AT LAST YEAR’S SHOW, WHICH TAKES PLACE ANNUALLY IN SEPTEMBER. DAR

THE GLASS CEILING

The 295-foot motor yacht DAR, built by Dutch custom superyacht builder Oceanco, was honored with two awards at the 2018 Monaco Yacht Show: Best Exterior Design and Finest New Superyacht. The exterior styling by DeBasto Design showcases the latest advances in glass technology and a unique sense of contrast with the dark glass and white balconies. DAR features a superstructure completely finished in reflective glass, which was all glued to the structure without the use of mechanical fasteners—a process requiring extreme precision. Naturally, this glass gives owners privacy from the outside; from the inside, this allows for stunning panoramic views. Nearly 4,300 square feet of glass was used in DAR’s superstructure. “While one can certainly appreciate the grandeur of DAR from afar, the large scale of this yacht is not truly evident until you are close up,” says Luiz DeBasto, exterior designer. “Once onboard there is a strong sense of flow and well-being.” The yacht is not available for charter, but you can find comparable yachts in our charter guide on page 132. 128 Summer 2019

FLYING SOLO Solo

The 236-foot superyacht Solo by Tankoa Yachts in Italy not only turned heads upon her debut at the 2018 Monaco Yacht Show, but she also garnered top honors for her environmentally sound construction in compliance with the standards issued by Italian classification company RINA. The superyacht, weighing in at 1,120 tons, is incredibly fuel-efficient, even with a range of 7,000 nautical miles when traveling at 10 knots per hour (on the top end, she can reach 17.5 knots). Aspects of the yacht designed with eco-friendly standards in mind are the HUG soot burners on the three generators, the Eco Spray SCR (Selective Catalytic Reduction) of the main engines, and a carbon dioxide monitoring system allowing the captain to establish the optimum speed for reducing emissions. Solo accommodates 12 guests in six cabins, including a spacious private owner’s apartment, with 180-degree sea views, overhead skylights, access to two outdoor terraces, shaded sun pads, and a glass-walled Jacuzzi. The owner may arrive to a helideck, sufficient for most twinturbine helicopters, and the aft deck offers an 18-foot swimming pool, as well as sofas and a pop-up television screen to transform the space into an outdoor cinema area. A beach club, gym, and spa zone are key features for the guest experience. Charter Solo through Northrop & Johnson from $675,000 per week; northropandjohnson.com

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