The design demonstrates perfectly Roberto’s signature style which is innovative yet practical. Several well-qualified buyers have shown serious interest in this remarkable project, and those few shipyards that could build it to the required standard are equally enthusiastic Fincantieri Yachts have shown an interest and have been considering ways in which they might cooperate with RC Design and SuperYachtsMonaco if the build is realized.
The Italian shipyard has a consolidated experience in the design and construction of full custom yachts from 70 meters and above, as demonstrated by the two yachts delivered in the past years, the 134 meters Serene and the 140 meters Ocean Victory, and it certainly could be the right partner for such a project.
A stand out feature of the design 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.
The project is currently named MAUNA KEA after the 10,000 meter 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. The design of the yacht is a joint venture with Mario Grasso of Navirex who has provided the preliminary Naval Architecture to it. While not ubiquitous in the market as a design name it is well known that since the foundation of the company in 2004 Roberto Curtó design studio has created or taken a lead role in the design process of over 70 yachts under 72 meters for many established and emerging brands and private owners.
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. Collaboration with the dynamic SuperYachtsMonaco whose profile just seems to grow and grow is a clear signal of intent in that 100 meters plus market arena.