Sorgiovanni Designs Reveals 99 Metre Explorer Superyacht Concept Frontier
by Miranda Blazeby
Australian superyacht design studio Sorgiovanni Designs has presented a 99 metre luxury expedition yacht concept named Frontier.
Described by the studio as “bold and elegant” with the “soul of an explorer”, the yacht features a steel hull and aluminium superstructure, with a certified ice-breaker reversed bow.
Key features include a “unique” 15 metre x 15 metre helicopter landing platform. Mounted on hydraulic jacks, the platform is able to slide out to receive the landing helicopter and retract back in once the helicopter has taken off.
When retracted, the platform serves as an extension of the pool sunbathing area aft and can be used as a dance floor or second gym to the main gym, which is located aft of the bridge deck.
Al fresco living areas on board are plentiful and include an outdoor bar and Jacuzzi on the observation deck, a circular sunbathing area and a nine by four metre swimming pool on the private owner’s deck.
The double storey beach club has direct access to the sea, as well as a massage room, sauna, steam room and second Jacuzzi. The neighbouring garage meanwhile is large enough to accommodate two 25 metre tenders, two 15 metre hovercrafts, two 15 metre tenders and four jet skis.
Accommodation on board is for a total of 14 guests in six ensuite double cabins on the lower deck and a vast master suite on the upper deck, which includes a private lounge and office and direct access to the pool.
Crew accommodation meanwhile is for a total of 34 staff in 14 double cabins and three double staff cabins. Elsewhere, the main deck houses a cinema and dining area large enough to seat a party of 20. An observation lounge sits forward.
The interior design features a range of sustainable materials, including eggshell, seeds, fast growing woods, stones and barks. The studio said the interior would combine “timeless styling and beautiful furnishings”.
Equipped with two diesel engines, Frontier will have an estimated top speed of 19-20 knots and a cruising speed of 15-16 knots.