New York based design studio Gill Schmid Design has unveiled a new 75m explorer concept in association with German yacht builder Dörries Yachts. Named Mystique, the new superyacht has been designed to Ice-Class standards, enabling the yacht to travel all over the world.

According to the studio, the new project is the result of a number of focused investigations, elaborate design studies and discussions with the ship builder. These studies were used to explore the possibilities of flexible space planning and sustainability in this high-volume vessel.

Complete with its vast aft deck, exterior space on board is certainly not limited, and it is nice to see a swimming pool that looks as if it can accommodate more than two people at a time. The pool, which is an optional extra, can also double up as a heli deck, tender storage, party space or basketball court.

On board, there are six guest cabins as well as a large owner’s suite – which has a private owner’s outdoor deck – and the capacity to accommodate up to 25 crew members. Gill Schmid Design have also included rather an interesting optional extra called OceanFarm, which includes hydroponics – a method of growing plants on board without soil, using fish tanks and food laboratories. Here, the idea is that guests will have a farm-to-table dining experience while at sea. This is a really interesting concept, taking advantage of the growing trend where people are concerned with the provenance of their food, and is certainly a little different from the standard practice of food on board.

Over almost the entirety of the yacht’s profile, Gill Schmid Design has included a huge number of windows, which will bring a huge amount of light into the yachts interior. Currently the yacht is available for full customisation, however there are a number of standard features, including a jacuzzi, guest gym and spa, cocktail lounge indoor/outdoor entertainment spaces.


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