Hydro Tec has revealed a 65-metre displacement explorer yacht concept to mark the studio’s 26th anniversary. Named Vanguard, after the fact that since 1580 there has always been a British battleship that carried this name, the yacht concept embodies the spirit of the studio, which always strives to push for innovation in the fields of technology and design. With this yacht, Hydro Tec not only wants to lead the pack but also bring in new ideas and movements to the yachting world.

Studio founder Sergio Cutolo said he had concentrated 25 years’ experience of designing explorer yachts into “a single project.” Adding that this evolution is, “giving me the desire to take a step forward, concentrating, into a single project, all the experiences of twenty-five years of design activity.”

Hydro Tec’s design for the Vanguard is quite intriguing. With a displacement platform, they were able to create a bridge that seems “below deck” but above the full load waterline.  This allows having mobile terraces in correspondence with the guest cabins and provides large spaces in the under-lower deck used as technical spaces and hold.

From the bathing platform to the collision bulkhead, cabin guests have direct access to the beach area and spa. A heated swimming pool occupies the central space within the beach area. This zone is completely covered and opens towards the stern thanks to a foldable side.  The main deck features a large saloon with adjoining dining room leading leading onto the galley pantry and owner’s suite with a large study, relaxation area, bedroom, with two terraces to starboard and to port and the bathroom/dressing area.

The upper deck includes the bridge, the office, the master’s cabin, there is a panoramic skylounge with an adjoining cinema area and outdoor terrace. Also on this level, towards the stern, guests will find the helideck.

Vanguard features a hybrid propulsion package consisting of two MTU engines and two electric motors. These electric motors allow her to travel at speeds of up to about 10 knots in electric diesel mode. Discover Opulent Club on Apple News.

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