SAONA - a stylish 55m concept by RODRIGUEZDESIGN for the Spanish shipyard ATOLLVIC

In my personal opinion, SAONA is a very cool design between a very progressive one but also a realistic design to find a client who will realize this design. The lightweight full-aluminum motor yacht will have a displacement of 600 tons and a maximum speed of 22 knots while an operating range of 4,500 nautical miles is possible at a speed of 12 knots. The concept is based on a platform, tested with Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) and tank tests.

The aft area offers a spacious beach club with a big hatch and fold-out balconies. There is also the storage for the diving equipment. Next to the beach club is the tender storage for a Williams Dieseljet 625 tender (6.32m x 2,39m).

SAONA features a fixed bathing platform with the well-known Opacmare Transformer multifunction platform, integrated into the yacht’s design. It can be lowered down to access the water or lifted up for easier entry from the mooring. Saw it also as a driving range to feed the fishes. Demonstration of the function below at the end of the article.


The owners’ suite is on the upper deck behind the bridge with a studio, his and her bathrooms, walk-in garderobe and a private terrace.

¨We designed this boat for an experienced owner who usually sails with his family and a very close couple of friends. The idea was that the owner could socialize with his guests or retreat to his private deck and enjoy the comforts of his own private fort, all in a days work” – Josh Rodriguez (Yacht Designer)

Moreover, also the captain’s cabin has been placed on the upper deck to keep the way to the working place very short.

The lower deck contains accommodation for up to eight guests in total. There are two full-beam VIP cabins with full-beam ensuites and two double cabins.


The forward area offers a socializing area that can be shaded with carbon-fiber awnings to enjoy al-fresco dining. Furthermore, there are jacuzzi and sun pads. The flybridge features big sofas, a wet bar with a fixed bimini and aft another sunbathing area.

Main Specifications of SAONA

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Example of the Opacmare Transformer