Designer Stefano Pastrovich, the head of Monaco-based Pastrovich Studios, has been telling Haute Living magazine of his conceptual superyacht whose modular design means a superyacht is not limited to one large vessel.
In what he calls his X R-Evolution project, the Superyacht is in fact a mothership that spawns off modular daughter apartments. “Imagine,” he says “Laying anchor in the Virgin Islands and deploying your apartments anywhere you desire. Imagine being waited on by crew living aboard the mother-ship or going it alone in your own isolated beach fronted property.”
These “daughter vessels” can take other forms than apartments. “Imagine that instead of apartments,” says Pastrovich, “Each daughter vessel is a different luxury object; a swimming pool, a garden, even an artifi cial beach complete with its own palm trees.”
Patrovich has been working on various modular components in his X R-Evolution concept for more than a decade. The big idea is providing superyacht owners with flexibility after their large yachts are finished. They’ll always have choices to arrange and rearrange spaces and modules. Plus, once the superyacht reaches its final destination for a given journey, the owners and some lucky guests can choose to remain on the main vessel with the crew or gain more privacy with a modular apartment.
The X R-Evolution concept uses honeycomb construction for maximum strength with the minimum material. The hull is carbon fibre and the floating decks are composed of titanium. A self-stabilising hexapod with six hydraulic cylinders keeps the upper deck level in rough seas, while gyroscopes minimise roll for the rest of the superyacht.