A New Generation of Sport Yachts
The words ‘Sports Yacht’ traditionally evoke a fast and slender, white craft gliding through the Mediterranean’s warm seas. Renowned yacht builder, Palmer Johnson, has turned this conventional notion on its head by designing the next generation of sport yachts transformed in its operational performance and design.
PJ265, the first 48m carbon fibre sports yacht of the SuperSport series, is futuristic like the metamorphosis of BumbleBee the yellow autobot from Transformers and fierce like the roaring sound of a Lamborghini Aventador. Innovative in its engineering and design, PJ265, leaves the viewer in a world of fantasy and adventure.
Aboard this vessel, one can only expect a very swift and smooth ride to their chosen remote destination. Reaching a speed of 32 knots with its lightweight carbon fibre structure, and made stable by its wave-piercing and trimaran displacement bow; ‘comfort’ and ‘speed’ become synonymous. Made of a material that is lighter than aluminium and stronger than steel, its entire carbon composite structure lies truly at the core of Palmer Johnson’s innovative design.
Personally, it is PJ265’s visual design that attracts me the most. Its exterior design is bold, yet proportional, with enough curves to suggest a feminine touch that is then put into questionable by its blade like form. There is a desire to keep gazing at her lines, like trying to understand how effortless BumbleBee’s transformation occurs from autobot into a Chevy Camaro. As far as design goes – I love it – it does exactly what I expect from good design; provides an escapism and feeling of mystique.
Megan Cara Jones, Interior Designer
Fig 1. 2. 3. PJ265 Carbon Fibre Sport Yacht
Fig 4. Lamborghini Aventador
Fig 5. BumbleBee Autobot
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