Although it looks like a hi-tech military ship, Project Stealth cleverly solves the problem faced by many super-yachts …
With its exterior, the Project Stealth ARV by Peter Bolke acts as a military ship that avoids radars. However, this British designer created a luxury yacht to be aesthetically satisfying and geometrically accurate at the same time. Bolke, a former designer of Dubois Naval Architects, actually wanted to solve a common problem on yachts of this size – how to design a bridge that is easier to use.
Many yachts have a bridge that is much higher than the main deck, which often comes with an endless staircase that is a real hell not only for the owners and guests, but also for the crew that crosses them a million times a day. These boats have elevated wheelhouses, which are in a sandwich between two decks. The rudder is not located on the bridge, which is definitely a good thing, but the position makes it unfit for owners and crew.
Bolke decided that the bridge must have a deck that contains the enclosed space of the wheelhouse, behind the main yacht’s rooms as the best solution, which is practical for both movement and aesthetics. The idea is smart, because it converts a far smaller design of a sports boat with cumbersome details that give it a super-bright look.
“Optimizing the layout of the space for the best of yacht’s movements has led me to redefine certain elements of style. As it turns out, the aggressive look fits best with the corner surface structure, “says Bolke.
Further from its military-inspired exterior, Project Stealth has the usual luxury amenities for a yacht of its size, including the main lounge and master suite on the main deck, as well as four cabins for guests and crew on a lower deck.
Bolke also paid a lot of attention to approaching the entire yacht. He created a staircase on one side of the yacht for easy loading, while the swimming deck has a small and wide staircase leading to the main deck. The salon is connected to the other decks by the door, while the internal staircase connects it to the bridge.
When built, this yacht project will be powered by twin diesel engines of 1,200 horses, giving it a maximum speed of 16 knots and a range of 4,800 nautical miles.