Project STAR by Lobanov Design and BMT Nigel Gee

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+

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