Boat International introduced this design concept as a ‘rule breaker’. We’d say that this is definitely quite true. “Maybe Ken and I did break a few rules too many? We really would have loved to see this one built. But who knows? One day the right client will just come around?” Christian Leyk tells us. We certainly would be happy fro Ken and for Oceanco as the building yard if this would happen in the not too distant future. Simply because some designs simply need to be built.
And here’s what Oceanco writes about ‘Stiletto’ on their website:
“Most superyachts only utilize the aft deck areas as centres for outside guest activities. However, on STILETTO, a major entertainment area, well sheltered from the elements, has been created on the foredeck. A sumptuous swimming pool with a fun waterfall feature and protective sides offers complete privacy for swimmers and sunbathers. Thus, teenagers could be splashing and enjoying loud music at the pool whilst guests requiring quieter relaxation can be reading aft (or vice versa). The forward area, adjacent to the pool, includes a sizable bar with built in seating that can be used to serve light lunches. STILETTO features a full double height salon, with a central area boasting a grand 6m headroom. A mezzanine balcony allowing integration between decks creates a quite unique feeling of visual space, with panoramic views and long sight lines while a massive skylight aft floods the interior with light. A second spiral staircase that spans three decks gives access to a central bar/pantry on the main deck. On the lower level one finds jet ski storage and an array of gym equipment.”
Makes us wonder… does it really need breaking rules to make a yacht that enjoyable?