The inspiration for the series came from a design for a 24m the studio had created, which later was developed into a 33m involving Acico Yachts. Although the client didn't take the project forward, it provided an introduction that would see a new line of designs for the shipyard.
"During the design phase, we studied the market and most superyachts have a similar layout," explained design director at Sea Level Jeroen van der Knaap. "We wanted to do something different and looked at how the main salon is used, to see if we could make it better."
Knaap went on to explain that while it was important to create a sleek exterior that would capture the imagination and identify the design with Acico Yachts, the studio also wanted to create an interior with a salon that would break down the line between the interior and exterior. To achieve this, they have incorporated large glass walls to create an inside/outside area similar to that on Stella Maris. This idea has also been applied to the 42m.
"A shipyard needs to stand out from the competition by having a personal message and a strong identity, and this is what we have tried to achieve with this series," revealed managing director Sea Level Bastien Ligthart.
We hope to bring you more news on the series, along with a new refit design by the design studio in the coming weeks.