20 Years in Yacht Design, Comparing a 2000’s Yacht vs a 2021 Yacht

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Over the past two decades, yacht design and naval architecture have evolved considerably. Thanks to new technological advancements and an increased interest in luxury vessels that can travel further than ever before, an appetite for modern, innovative yachts that emphasize sustainability has emerged in recent years across the yacht sales market. . This paired with the demand for larger superyachts that offer a broad array of amenities on board, from jacuzzis to winter gardens, home cinemas, and spas, has pushed superyacht design boundaries.

20 Years in Yacht Design, Comparing a 2000's Yacht vs a 2021 Yacht

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Since the 2000s, demand for expedition and explorer superyachts, in particular, has soared. These superyachts feature a more striking, masculine exterior design, encompassing sleek lines and sharp angles that catch the eye. Capable of traversing more than 3,000 nautical miles, many are designed for cruising through tough terrains, such as icy waters in the most remote corners of the globe, in absolute luxury and style.

This, paired with a growing concern for the environmental impact yachts have, has also led to a shift in eco-friendly technologies and designs. New innovations, like hybrid propulsion systems, which rely on several energy sources to decrease carbon emissions and reduce noise pollution, are also at the forefront of new yacht designs of the 2020s.

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One superyacht currently under construction which features several of these key attributes and design evolutions is the 66m GC Force 66. Being built by a leading Italian shipyard Admiral on spec with delivery scheduled for 2023, she features a steel hull and aluminum superstructure, ensuring she is both light and fast. Her elegant yet modern exterior is the work of Nuovi Cantieri Apuania, while her vast 1,200 GT interior design is the work of Mark Berryman, who also designed the interiors of the famous 65m Life Saga.

Specially designed to offer her owners a direct connection to their surroundings, her open layout plan includes a stunning winter garden on her main deck that flows seamlessly through folding doors aft. Folding bulwarks on either side of her main saloon provide uninterrupted views outside, enhancing the link to her surroundings once more. Additional skylights throughout her upper deck offer more natural lighting in her main deck, enhancing the sense of being at one with the surroundings while indoors.

20 Years in Yacht Design, Comparing a 2000's Yacht vs a 2021 Yacht

To ensure her owners experience every single luxurious activity while on their travels, GC Force 66 also features a broad range of amenities. A key stand-out feature is her large beach club and fitness club on her lower deck, complete with sauna, steam room, swimming pool, mudroom, and “emotional shower”. Ideal for all types of adventure, she has a scuba diving equipment store and an array of water toys from jet skis to sea bobs.

Her unique design also seeks to make the best use of her exterior spaces, so her owners and their guests can fully enjoy life at sea no matter where they may cruise. Stand-out exterior features include a touch-and-go helipad, ideal for traveling to and from the yacht, a 2,500-litre jacuzzi on the sundeck, and a fully equipped bar, with BBQ and DJ station on her large sun deck.

With an impressive transatlantic range of 6,000 nm at 10 knots, GC Force 66 is the ideal superyacht for any active and curious owner.

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