This masterpiece, like M/Y ‘A’, was designed by renowned French designer Philippe Starck, whose futuristic vision for both ‘A’s is a departure from his typical democratic design that he is known for. Like the M/Y ‘Savannah’, which was the 209 Yacht of May 2018, S/Y ‘A’ also features a hybrid propulsion system. Power comes from a hybrid-diesel electric package made up of two MT 3,600kW diesel engines and two 4,300kW electric motors. This enables her to have a cruise speed of 16 knots with a top speed of 21 knots and a range of about 5000 nautical miles.
This 142-meter-long beauty has a unique silhouette, thanks to her metallic paint and invisible windows that have been covered in a special film for privacy and to blend them into the custom metallic finish. The windows may not seem large, but each one is about 2.5 meters wide. By covering them in this special film, Philippe Stark has achieved a futuristic sailing yacht look in which the entire design is seamless. This can also be seen throughout the entire hull. It is almost impossible to see any doors, balconies or openings. This trend is reflected on the bridge deck where the world’s longest piece of glass ever made has been installed – a 15-meter 1.8-tone piece of glass that makes the entire bridge have a completely seamless look. Of course, for security, all glass on the S/Y ‘A’ is bulletproof, as is customary for yachts of this class.