A Different Level
With split-level decks and sole to ceiling glazing, some of Stella Maris’s appealing attributes are clear to see. What is not immediately apparent however is the degree of engineering sophistication and environmental responsibility she possesses, both of which elevates VSY’s latest launch to another level altogether.
Stella Maris rides her anchor in Monte Carlo Bay, and as we approach her in the tender, we’re struck by her strong masculine presence. Appearing planted firmly on the water, she exhibits a sense of gravitas, and this is subconsciously reinforced by the fact that her full beam is possessed at the waterline and a subtle tumblehome slopes inward to the main deck. Above this the angled facets of the superstructure cleverly conceal the features that make her truly unique; her split-level decks.
From her unusual but pleasing blunted bow, through the oversized portholes and into the expanses of sole to ceiling lateral glazing, she’s an original and well-executed design. In fact, so well proportioned is Stella Maris, one only appreciates the dimensions of the glazing when a crewmember passes in front to provide a sense of scale.
Boarding Stella Maris via one of the platforms created by her twin lateral garage terraces, we note how the teak lined area offers a full 6’ 8” (2.10m) headroom, which increases dramatically as one steps down into the twin tender stowage area. [To be continued...]
The Go Anywhere Yacht
The degree of engineering sophistication and environmental responsibility possessed, by the latest launching from VSY, make Stella Maris the ultimate in world circling, go anywhere yachts.
Built by VSY in Italy during 2015 the 72 metre superyacht Stella Maris is a real eye catcher thanks to a striking exterior profile from the Espen Øino drawing office in Monaco.
In Stella Maris Espen has created a yacht that is truly an architectural masterpiece featuring enormous plate glass ship side windows devoid of visible mullions that provide fantastic panoramic views from the inside.
Every aspect of the yachts clever design seems to have two functions. For example when not in use, handling aircraft, the yachts fully certified helipadtogether with the sun deck creates a much sought-after entertaining space capable of hosting 100 people for dinner. The same space also features two pools, sun-lounging spaces and a more secluded area forward. It is design ideas like this that make the yacht stand out from the crowd and it is little wonder that when placed on the market at €75 million she was snapped up inside of three months [To be continued...]