Futuristic 263-Foot-Long Superyacht Uses Walls Of Glass To Create The Ultimate Yacht Owners Suite

09 Jun 2019

Futuristic 263-Foot-Long Superyacht Uses Walls Of Glass To Create The Ultimate Yacht Owners Suite

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The innovative team at  Winch Design, the London-based firm that specializes in designing some of the world’s most iconic  superyachtsprivate planes and palatial residences, may have outdone themselves with the recent launch of the 263-foot-long Excellence at the  Abeking & Rasmussen shipyard in Germany.

In fact, they’ve imagined a superstructure that’s not quite like any yacht that’s ever been built before. But then again, they had to.  The experienced owner they worked with called for his latest yacht to be “extraordinary,” and to create a seamless feeling of openness and connection to the outside world. As a result, the angular reverse bow looks more akin a spaceship from the future than a superyacht. And her exterior lines draw the eye up to the bridge and owner’s decks which are surrounded on all sides by curved floor-to-ceiling mirrored glass.

Abeking & Rasmussen’s engineering team succeeded in installing the yacht’s enormous glass panels. The yacht also has the requisite swimming pool, hot tub, sprawling beach club and impressive limousine tenders. “Never before have glass panels been installed in these dimensions, said Hans Schaedla – CEO of Abeking & Rasmussen. “The unusual lines also repeatedly presented employees with major challenges. Now we have developed and successfully finished this masterpiece and can hardly wait for the sea trials.”

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