|Panthalassa Prepares to Launch|
Hot off the digital press from management company Camper & Nicholsons International come these computer-generated renderings of Panthalassa, a 184-foot sailing yacht that is scheduled to launch from Italy's Perini Navi shipyard on November 14. She is being promoted as the only Perini of her size with six guests cabins. Early marketing materials also say she will carry custom-built, high-speed tenders as well as an inflatable swimming pool.
Also note the top of the round skylight in the rendering above. It will serve double-duty as a dining table on the top deck while allowing natural light to filter through to the main deck interior. Even more dramatic is that LED lights are set within the glass to create dramatic mood lighting throughout the yacht at nighttime.
Foster + Partners worked on the design with Perini Navi, bringing an interesting eye to the world of yachting. The London-based architecture firm, which has worked on boats in the past, is primarily known for the contemporary designs of Chep Lap Kok Airport in Hong Kong, City Hall in London, and the still under-construction Crystal Island in Moscow.
Panthalassa is expected to be in the Caribbean this winter followed by the Mediterranean next summer. The lowest weekly base rate will be €200,000.
Below are a few more renderings to whet your appetite for what will, no doubt, be one of the most talked-about new yachts to enter the crewed charter market in 2010. Here's a look at the expected styling of Panthalassa's aft deck, guest nook, guest cabin, and dining room: