The latest concept from Lobanov Design has a rather promising twist.
The sailing yacht is named Double Luck or 八八 in Mandarin. Each 八 character represents an eight, which is considered the luckiest number in Chinese culture. The ship also spans, you guessed it, 88 meters (or about 289 feet).
“Our yacht is double happiness for its owner,” the Spanish studio said in a statement.
Inspired by classic British GTs, Double Luck cuts a sleek silhouette with elegant curves, a smooth, sheer line and a distinctive inverted bow. As a further nod to automotive design, the superstructure was designed as a cockpit. The yacht is available in two different color schemes – liveries, if you will – combining black with copper or white with yellow gold.
The interior is inspired by zen design, with soft shapes and natural light that creates a sense of relaxation. The living spaces also pick up elements of feng shui to ensure a harmonious flow between outdoor and indoor spaces. The two masts act as the center point of the ship, from which a symmetrical, balanced layout unfolds. According to the studio, this gives seafarers a sense of control that brings relaxation and calm.
A highlight of Double Luck is the Zen garden cleverly integrated into the front mast. In addition, the yacht has a large swimming pool on the aft deck, a beach club with fold-out sea terraces and a winter garden on two decks.
Lobanov was lucky to also work with two industrial giants on Double Luck: Oceanco and Dykstra Naval Architects took care of the sailor’s naval architecture. Oceanco developed the concept using its “LIFE” design principles; The acronym stands for an extended waterline, an innovative layout, a fuel-efficient hull and environmentally conscious technology. The 289ft boat features Dykstra’s DynaRig sailing system, first installed on Oceanco’s inimitable 350ft boat Black Pearl. In addition, the Dutch shipyard has installed its pioneering energy recovery system.
According to Oceanco, the highly efficient Double Luck would be able to reduce fossil fuel consumption by up to 30 percent. She would offer global cruising capabilities and quiet sailing. In addition, the rig can be handled by a single crew member and can be fully set up in six minutes. This is really a blessing.