Omega Architects’ project for RMK Yachts...

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Omega Architects’ project for RMK Yachts...

Design

She’s a 50m based on a Van Oossanen & Associates FDHF (fast displacement hull form).

DECEMBER 2010

Frank Laupman’s Omega Architects studio in Holland has developed a striking new 50m (164ft) motoryacht concept for Turkey’s RMK Yachts, the Tuzla, near Istanbul-based shipyard.
Beyond sleek lines, there are many interesting facets to the project. For instance, the way the yacht’s open aft deck, which is around 13m (43ft) long, integrates into the swim platform by utilizing an ‘amphitheatre-style’ stern that allows the aft main deck to extend down to the waterline fluidly and elegantly. By employing this gradual transition the threshold between the vessel and the water has virtually disappeared. Another way Omega has redefined these elemental relationships is in the way the saloon scheme flows into the aft-deck area; there’s an aft-facing bar at the end of the main saloon. The idea was to pull the open air feel in to the interior. Rather than defined by separate areas, the entire main deck has been designed as a sequence of connecting spaces, ending at the swim platform.
She’s based on a Van Oossanen & Associates FDHF (fast displacement hull form). The good thing about this tank-tested and proven approach is its efficiency at both displacement and semi-displacement speeds, which means greater flexibility.

For more, www.omega-architects.com, www.oossanen.nl and www.rmkmarine.com

© Phil Draper