Keel laying of 63.30 metre superyacht project Zeus

Given the project name Zeus, this 63.30 m motoryacht will be our largest superyacht to date. Her unique contemporary profile is designed by René van der Velden to some very specific requirements from the owner. A fresh and bold approach to the modern classic look reflects a style called streamlining, which was very popular in the 1930s and 40s. A streamliner is a vehicle or vessel given a specific shape that reduces air resistance: Examples include the famous ferry Kalakala and the record-breaking car Bluebird. This is the first time streamlining has been so clearly integrated into the design of a superyacht. 

The starting point for the layout of Zeus was the location of the tenders. To maximise ease of launching the owner chose to place his two nine-metre tenders on the main deck. As this takes up a lot of prime real estate, the traditional saloon has been skipped and the entire main deck dedicated to the owner’s quarters, galley and captain’s cabin. This in turn has freed space on the deck above for pure socialising. Here we find a spacious saloon forward and sky lounge aft. The latter has sliding doors that open up to create a giant inside-out zone. Another deck higher is the bridge deck, which includes the wheelhouse and a large gymnasium. This too can be opened up for the ultimate in al fresco fitness. The lower deck houses the five guest staterooms of which one VIP, two double and two twin bedded cabin and 6 crew cabins. Zeus will also feature a beach club with lots of storage and a sauna.

Twin Caterpillar 3512Cs will give Zeus a top speed of 15 knots and a cruising speed of 12.5 knots. Diana Yacht Design is responsible for the naval architecture and the interior will come from the boards of Sinot Yacht Design. 

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