Lobanov Design (based in Italy) and BMT Nigel Gee Naval Architects from Southampton present the 132m concept STAR

Igor Lobanov, Yacht Designer, tells how the project came about:

“The initial idea of the Star belongs to Alex Malybaev from FIRMA branding agency. Alex and I exchanged some thoughts about yachting and come to the conclusion that to those outside the marine industry, all yachts look the same: It seems that modern architecture, product design, and car design have no influence on yachts. Malybaev penned an idea “on a napkin” and asked me if a yacht could be like that. I looked at the sketch and set to work. The idea was so great that I wanted to prove it could become a yacht.”

STAR Lobanov Design BMT Nigel Gee

STAR was developed as a private yacht and also as the most exclusive hotel and event location. She features a symmetrically fore and aft double ended hull and has an electric propulsion system with azipods and 8 MTU generators. Among the traditional anchors, the concept of STAR is fitted with a dynamic position system.

STAR Lobanov Design BMT Nigel Gee

The interior measures over 3500 m² on 8 decks which connected with 8 lifts. Notably lifts 1 & 3 extend from a submarine viewing area within the lifting keel up to a viewing platform on the eighth deck offering unprecedented views down onto the unique form of the vessel itself, as well as providing a range of visibility of over 20km.

James Roy, Yacht Design Director of BMT Nigel Gee concluded:

“Historically yacht design has been described as both an art and a science. STAR is a tangible view of a 21st-century interpretation of art and science. We are fortunate to live in an era where technology makes the delivery of bolder designs more possible – for clients who are adventurous innovators anything is truly possible”.

STAR Lobanov Design BMT Nigel Gee

Main specifications

Length over all:132.70 m
Beam:22.75 m
Draft:6.80 / 12.00 m (Lifting Keel)
Air Draft:61.15 m
Propulsion:Diesel-Electric Azipod
Generators:8 x MTU 16V 4000 M33F
Top Speed:18+ knots
Range @ 14 knots:5000 nm
Guests (overnight):36
Guests (day):200+

About Publisher

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