Learning his trade at the Turin Istituto Europeo di Design, Lorenzo Andre Spreafico graduated with a Ducati graduate scheme. While his background had been in automotive design Lorenzo explains that, “I was always passionate about the naval world, so I decided to pursue my dream job.”
A three-month internship with Guido de Groot Design followed and the internship became a yearlong work experience position. The opportunity enabled Lorenzo to contribute to Intec Marine 90 project, developing some small parts and the 3D presentation of the vessel. An “unpleasant experience with a big transportation design studio” marred Lorenzo’s naval progression. Now working as an interior designer in Milan, Lorenzo has continued to design superyacht concepts in his spare time. Here is a selection.
Inspired by classic Italian motorboats Lorenzo’s first concept is anything but retro, although the resemblances are clear to see. “Elegance and harmony merged with power, two souls”, says Lorenzo. “The aluminium hull is divided and colored in two parts, a structural grey and a stylistic bronze which emerges at the front, in the middle and at the back of the boat”. Lierna is an 8.2 metre day cruiser with a 2.45 metre beam designed to carry 7 guests and reach a top speed of 40 knots.
Tuxedo, as the name would suggest is styled on transport befitting such attire, Lorenzo cites the horse drawn carriage and the Bugatti Royale in his case study. Tuxedo is designed to be customisable, at 9.2 metres long, 3.3 metres wide and 2.1 metres high (interior space) there is plenty of space to play with.
One such variation is as a limousine tender fitting 12 guests and a driver on top. Lorenzo explains that having the driver above provides a better view, saves space and improves privacy for the occupants. Tuxedo’s hull is made of aluminium like Lierna; however, the top portion of the tender would be made of a printable material called ‘tough resin’.
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