Italian designer Roberto Curtó has introduced a superyacht concept, developed in collaboration with SuperYachtsMonaco and naval architect Mario Grasso of Navirex. The concept is currently named Mauna Kea.

The 101m by Roberto Curto innovative yet practical in his design style, Roberto is an artist who envisions the course from start to finish, continually taking the eventual client-requirements into consideration and lacing them with a generous dash of contemporary edge. Several well-qualified buyers have already shown serious interest in this remarkable project.

A stand out feature includes an external central staircase that takes guests directly from the helipad on the bow over the superstructure and round to the aft deck. At the aft, the stairs descend gracefully on two sides of a very playful water slide that splashes down into the pool.
Speaking about the process, which has had interest from Italian-shipyard, Fincantiari, Roberto iterated; “New ideas are not invented by anyone, but are rather born from a client’s necessity. Those needs are then articulated by someone who has a talent to interpret them.”

The concept is currently named Mauna Kea after the 10,000 meters high dormant volcano in Hawaii, and the expedition nature of the design would be ideal for an owner who has an interest in a true global cruising program. With expertise in superyacht design more often around the 70m range, for RC Designs, this project would be the largest to their name.

The joint venture between Roberto Curtó of RC Design and Mario Grasso of Navirex, a company which engineered about 250 yachts and ships from 60ft to 800ft, represents a push to enter the mega superyacht market.