“There I was in the funny situation, made to believe that if I don’t draw a reverse bow or at least a vertical one, the design would look utterly old-fashioned…” said Christian Leyk, continuing “admittedly I quite like the vertical variation. Apart from extending the waterline, which is beneficial for displacement yachts, I also find this shape strong and purposeful. I know some people think this is just a fashion that might fade again. Others have embraced this shapes (which of course aren’t really that new after all) to an extent that they consider the more traditional flared bow dated.”


So here we found the challenge of the week… do an utterly modern, even futuristic yacht with a pointy nose. No more no less. We went for a roughly 130 metre platform, somewhere between 4 or 5 decks, probably some sort of split level and some spectacular double heights (yes, when we sketch an exterior profile we still try to imagine whet’s going on inside, where the entertainment areas are, where the owner’s suite would be located and even how the view from his bed room would look like..)


The yacht would come with a large beach club, enough space for an adequate selection of tenders and toys, some cool observation lounges, a good mix of formal and casual lounge ares, good space for at least 12 guests and an impressive owner’s area. Special attention has been drawn to well laid out crew areas to make the yacht function effortlessly. Last but not least provisions have been made to operate 1 or 2 tie-fighters, potentially one with a hangar if that would be the owner’s preference. He might of course choose using a helicopter instead, but that really would be a bit old-fashioned.