International yacht and charter brokers SuperYachtsMonaco are working with Roberto Curtó of RC Designs on his new 101m motor yacht concept. Several well-qualified buyers have shown serious interest in this remarkable project, Italian shipbuilding company Fincantieri Yachts has been considering ways in which it might cooperate with RC Design and SuperYachtsMonaco if the build is realized.
The project is currently named MAUNA KEA after the 10,000 meters high dormant volcano in Hawaii, and the expedition nature of the design would be ideal for an owner who has an interest in a true global cruising program. A key feature of the design includes an external central staircase that takes guests directly from the helipad on the bow over the superstructure and round to the aft deck. At the aft, the stairs descend gracefully on two sides of a very playful water slide that splashes down into the pool.
The design of the yacht is a joint venture with Mario Grasso of Navirex who has provided the preliminary Naval Architecture to it. While not ubiquitous in the market as a design name it is well known that since the foundation of the company in 2004 Roberto Curtó design studio has created or taken a lead role in the design process of over 70 yachts under 72 meters for many established and emerging brands and private owners.
The collaboration between Roberto Curtó of RC Design and Mario Grasso of Navirex, a company which engineered about 250 yachts and ships from 60ft to 800ft, represents a push to enter the mega superyacht market. Collaboration with the dynamic SuperYachtsMonaco whose profile just seems to grow and grow is a clear signal of intent in that 100 meters plus market arena.