Concept ‘Scorpio’...

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Concept ‘Scorpio’...

Design

She’s a Bannenberg & Rowell treatment inside and out for CMN in Cherbourg, Brittany.

DECEMBER 2010

Bannenberg & Rowell worked closely with Adu Dhabi Mar Group yard CMN to produce an unmistakeable exterior for 'Concept Scorpio', which is on the French yard’s 44m (144ft) platform. Facets, chamfers and muscular changes of plane combine to dynamic effect and an almost exoskeletal foredeck structure conceals the crew working area.
Other distinctive elements include the scorpion‐tail mast structure, on the aft centreline of which is a crane for jetski and rescue tender launching.
As is customary with all Bannenberg & Rowell work, exterior spaces complement the yacht’s architecture and include dining areas and a pool. Interior volumes and footprints have been maximised by CMN with smart thinking in relation to engine air requirements and this has allowed Bannenberg & Rowell to offer exceptionally open‐plan living areas on the main and upper decks.
The combined effects of window placement, shape and treatment are very much key to the defining characteristics of the exterior, but also help create a sense of space, place and ambience. The large windows stretching across the owner’s suite will provide magnificent views out and let vast amounts of light in. Large sliding doors integrated into the floor to ceiling window design within the main lounge and dining saloon eliminate delineation between the inside and outside aided by the lowered and cutaway bulwarks.
The whole package comes under the 500GRT mark with delivery 26 months from order.
Bannenberg & Rowell previously worked with CMN on MY Acajou.

For more, www.bannenbergandrowell.com and www.cmnyacht.com

© Phil Draper