The Black Corsair of the Future… Today
You do not have to be an expert to appreciate the futuristic lines that are part of this powerful |yacht. In addition to comfort, its shape has the essential equirements to adapt to its three “small" propellers; each is nothing less than a 5,600 HP turbine monster, in addition to two “auxiliary” 370 HP engines (just in case there is not enough power).
The exterior of this powerful boat looks more like a new generation fighter jet than a yacht, and its angled, clean shapes and minimalist style (both in the interior and exterior) are living proof of what can be achieved by joining technology, design, ergonomics, power and art. The exterior is made of new generation materials: the superstructure is made of carbon fiber and laminated glass and the hull is constructed with a variety of materials like carbon fiber, balsa wood and fiberglass.
The equipment, as almost everything else on this ship, is outstanding. It features six LCD televisions, three of which have 15” screens and three with 20” screens. Both Wally and Lazzarini Pickering Architects, who outdid themselves in every aspect and turned this “toy” into a state-of-the-art ship, down to the very last detail, designed the interior and exterior.
Another example of these first-rate features is the kitchen, which, far from being just another area, is equipped with the finest appliances (almost all made by Miele). The dining room is completely minimalist and the table is made up of two identical carbon fiber sections which, when not in use, adapt to the cabinets located to port and starboard of the saloon, converting it into an open area. Additionally, the chairs can be fixed to the floor.
The staterooms are incredibly spacious and the simple angled shapes, together with the lighttoned woods and cream-colored fabrics, provide a feeling of freedom. There is also an abundance of light thanks to the glass superstructure.
The guest area accommodates six people in three staterooms: the owner’s as well as two with queen size beds, complete bathroom and more than enough room for luggage and clothing. There is also enough space for three cabins for the crew, one has its own bathroom and the remaining two share one. The common area for the crew has an ample kitchen and a 15” LCD TV.
In addition to the boat’s forceful lines, another curious fact that further promotes its resemblance to a fighter jet is its paint. Provided by Dupont, it is sensitive to light and to the surroundings and changes constantly, giving the ship the appearance of a chameleon.
Another thing that shows how nothing was left to chance is that the yacht’s aerodynamics were tested in Ferrari’s wind tunnel facilities in Maranello. Italy. The sea and cars, two of mankind's greatest passions, were joined here by destiny.
|4, 840 gal|
|3 X DDC TF50 (turbinas|
|de gas) (3 X 5,600 hp)|
|2 X CUMMINS|
|(2 X 370 hp)|
|(@ 60 knots)|
|380 nautical miles|
|(@ 9 knots)|
|2, 778.0 km|
|1, 500 nautical miles|
Text: Edmundo A. Eguiarte ± Photo: Wally