Designer Nick Meza envisions Floating Palace ‘R&R’ Yacht for the superrich
What is to hold for the future of floating palaces, or megayachts as we call them? The answer to this question is what designer Nick Meza has done with his 75 meter water giant, aptly called ‘R&R’. This abbreviation stands for Rest & Relaxation, and this is precisely what will happen to those who end up buying this megayacht, which plans to provide the best in contemporary luxury for its occupants.
On the outside, one notice the play of white, black and the wooden brown colors, all aesthetically used in the vast solar panel, open deck and the rear end, and the white is seen on the ships long hull, and the taste of the future in the design is rather apparent. Speaking about the open deck at the back, one sees the open air swimming pool, lounge and sitting area, which can also double up as a sun bathing space. On the inside, there are the dining room and bar, covered lounge area with flat screen TV, cinema, owner’s suite on the upper deck and a library.
What one would see very commonly in the interior is the presence of the straight edge minimalistic design of the furniture and upholstery, with generous use of crafted and veneered wood on the walls, as well as the furniture. The contrast noticed here, is with the white lining and pillows of the sofas and chairs. The only other change in shape are the dining and bar tables which are elliptical, but carry the ever apparent straight edges. The owner’s suite on the upper deck is quite the splendor of space. The wood used is specially single grain textured, which is an aesthetic contrast to the black and white king sized bed, and full black easy chair. The door columns and ceilings are white though. Looking out of this suite, there is the open air sitting area with a sofa and table.
Concerning the numbers, this yacht can pack in 11 guests, along with 19 crew members at the same time. The engine is divided into 2 Diesel and electric APP Marine compact engines, which generate 2000 KW of power each. The top speed is 19 knots, but the best cruise is recommended at 16 knots. The total displacement of the vessel is 1913 tons. The pricing however, isn’t known as yet. After one of the rich folks orders one of these, we might know how much dough it could take.