Superyacht concept could become one of the largest in the world
25 May 2016
Andy Waugh’s Epiphany Concept is a simple and elegant design that, if launched, will become one of the largest yachts in the world at 130m.
The Epiphany concept varies dramatically when it comes to typical yacht design. The bridge of the vessel is unusually situated on the upper deck providing commanding views and a fold down wing-bridge is utilised to retain the pure aesthetic of the rising bulwark. Aft of the bridge and main central lobby is an owners library and balcony overlooking a double height lounge on the owner’s deck below. The owner’s deck is vast, extending much further forward than on more conventional designs.
The stateroom also has an increased ceiling height with skylights and open views towards a private foredeck with seating areas and a Jacuzzi. Aft on this deck there is an owner’s private cinema as well as an imposing owner’s office with space adjacent for personal assistants or important staff members to work in when visiting on business. Below the owner’s deck is a unique ‘VIP deck’ housing four huge VIP cabins each with private balconies. Other features on this deck include a cinema and gaming area in a full width VIP lounge as well as a fully equipped gym and spa. The main bar opens up onto the aft deck accommodating the formal, al fresco dining area.
Despite the radical appearance of the yacht the main deck is relatively conventional in layout with communal areas aft and guest cabins forward. Low bulwarks along the entire deck and full height glass are utilised to give an enhanced sense of openness and space. The aft deck hosts the main swimming pool and sun lounging area which converts into a helipad when needed. In total there are two additional VIP cabins on this deck along with a further eight guest cabins. A beach club and tender stowage are on the lower deck along with a cinema, dive room and crew accommodation towards the bow. The crew areas include a dedicated officer’s mess and security office along with cabins for around forty crew and staff.
Epiphany stands out from the crowd not only because of its distinctive aesthetic design but also because of the layout which limits crew areas to the very upper and lower decks. This allows a great deal of freedom to optimise the guest accommodation which in many ways is uncomplicated and in some areas conventional.
Designer Andy Waugh said that the yacht will also feature glass walls to make it feel as open and spacious as possible.
The price for this Epiphany concept is yet unknown, perhaps it is to vast a concept to be brought into reality.
Visit Andy Waugh's website for more information.