Italian superyacht builder VSY has launched 64m Atomic, which is the first vessel it has launched since the 72.10m Stella Maris in 2013. Like the shipyard's three preceding vessels, Stella Maris, RoMa and Sealyon, the new vessel has been designed by Espen Øino. The naval architecture is by Laurent Giles Naval Architects .
The interiors of Atomic have been created by French studio, Darnet Design. The brief for the new 64m superyacht was to focus on the spirit of cosiness and comfort, rather than ostentation with a timeless and elegant stile to complement the exterior design of the project. This is indeed the largest interior project that the design studio has embarked on to date, and has been described by the shipyard as “elegant” and “upper-class”.
Overseen and sold by Jean-Claude Carme of Thompson, Westwood & White Yachts, Atomic has been designed to minimise its environmental impact, she complies with the The ABS Environmental Protection Notation for Vessels
Overseen and sold by Jean-Claude Carme of Thompson, Westwood & White Yachts, Atomic has been designed to minimise its environmental impact, she complies with the The ABS Environmental Protection Notation for Vessels (ENVIO CLASS), set in place to help diminish the impact of environmental discharges from the vessel. As per the owner’s desire to cruise to remote destinations, efforts were made upon their request to protect the environment through a series of technological inclusions.
The yacht has been fitted with a Kongsberg K-Pos system for dynamic positioning with joystick control in order to protect the seabed when anchoring as well as electric propulsion options and filters to purify exhaust fumes.
Atomic, however, is not the only indication of how seriously VSY is taking the green agenda. As of October 2018, VSY entered into a partnership with Siemens and Lloyd’s Register to research hydrogen fuel cell technology and applications for a 65m Waterecho, a concept that has also been designed by Espen Øino.
During The Superyacht Design Forum at Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour, delegates will hear about the current status of hydrogen propulsion technology and its implementation across the superyacht industry and what the future really holds for alternative fuel solutions.
Now with four vessels on the water, VSY have built yachts with an average LOA of 65.3m, the third highest in Italy among 61 active Italian builders.
Following the launch in Livorno, Atomic will now sail to Viareggio for outfitting, trials and delivery.
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