British yacht designer Andy Waugh is known for creating extravagant superyachts with impressive dive rooms, private cinemas, and multiple swimming pools. His latest project is Ascendance Superyacht, designed with the German manufacturer Nobiskrug. New 111-metre superyach is elegant and efficient grand vessel that utilises advanced materials and propulsion systems in order to deliver a lightweight and fuel efficient alternative to yachts in this size range.
With its advanced steel and carbon fiber construction, Ascendance is a claimed 25% lighter than a conventional yacht of similar specification. Strong and bold styling features give Ascendance an aggressive yet elegant exterior. The ship is also fuelled by a hybrid, bio-diesel/electric power system to decrease vibration and noise levels.
The interior of Ascendance has been developed with the recently founded, London & Paris based design firm ‘Motor Yacht Design Company’ or ‘MYDco’.
There are 8 guest cabins situated on the main deck forward above which the owner’s suite occupies the expansive forward upper deck. The owner’s suite dressing and study are grand and spacious while the bedroom crowns the deck, wrapped by 180 degrees of angled windows with dramatic views forward.
On the lower deck aft the folding shell doors on either side of the hull open up the 180m squared gym and beach lounge to the elements inspiring health and leisure.
A feature tropical fish tank, centred along the spine of the room flickers playful glowing reflections onto the sculpted oolitic limestone floor, which is shaped to mimic the rippled sand in a shallow lagoon.
The main lobby connects all decks with an extraordinary ‘floating’ elevator that will create a feeling more like being launched into a spaceship via a beam of light than being confined as with even the most innovative of traditional elevators. Wrapping around this lift is a cantilevered staircase fixed to a faceted rock wall.