Published: Thursday, 25 July 2013
Mike Fulton

Enrico Gobbi of Team for Design recently previewed the 87-metre superyacht design, M/Y Pantheon. Gobbi created this concept for the prestigious Dutch superyacht company, Oceanco, in response to market feedback for this size of yacht. He designed the yacht with an imaginative interpretation of propulsion, layout and interior design to reflect ‘a sleek design, nicely proportioned and stylish, but not a big palace,’ as he described it. Part of the owner’s brief was to have lots of windows for great views and lots of natural light.

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‘On the two uppermost decks is the two-level master suite. It’s common to use this location, but in this case the owner has an incredible panoramic view from his private glasshouse-cum-sky lounge located on the top deck,’ said Gobbi.

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The sky lounge also includes the night area and bathrooms. Besides offering exceptional external views outside, it can also be configured to overlook the private suite’s living areas located one deck below through a big atrium and a scenic round staircase. The external deck of the upper level is exclusive to the owner, with a large Jacuzzi pool in the front sunbathing area. The owner can arrive by helicopter using the ‘touch-and-go’ pad on the aft upper deck and walk straight into the lower level of his suite, without passing through any of the guest areas.

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To maintain the exceptional views throughout the ship’s design, a two-deck-high section of the superstructure amidships leans outwards towards the sea creating panoramic view points from all decks whilst simultaneously flooding the interiors with natural light.

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As with many of Oceanco’s yachts the stern of the ship boasts a very spacious beach club. However, this concept has a large two-level pool connected by a waterfall. The upper pool features a large bathing area and a bar with the water cascading into the lower deck pool, which can be used as a Jacuzzi or whirlpool. The transom folds out to create an incredible extended beach deck for lounging and entertaining. However, when the transom is closed it maintains the yacht’s elegant and aesthetic lines while guaranteeing maximum security.

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Depending on owner preferences the yacht can be configured with four double guest cabins and two very large VIP suites on the upper deck, and it will sleep 27 crew plus the captain.

She is powered by two 4,830hp/3,600kW 20V 4000M 73L engines and manages an impressive top speed of 18.5 knots. She has a steel hull and an aluminium superstructure with a 15.5-metre beam and carries 280,000 litres of fuel.

This project will be officially presented at the upcoming Monaco Yacht Show 2013. Oceanco's Y- coded generation of hulls could form the basis of Gobbi's 87 metre and the design has been assessed technically as far as possible. So, upon commission it will be ready-to-build.