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This New 300-Foot Megayacht Aims to Bring Modern Mediterranean Living to the High Seas

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De Basto Design’s newest megayacht concept is an elegant ode to the Mediterranean lifestyle.

Fittingly christened Med, the sleek 301-footer combines the centuries-old traditions of Mediterranean civilizations with the latest and greatest marine technologies. The vessel also places an emphasis on alfresco living, which was pioneered in the historic European region.

“It is scientifically proven—although the process of how this works is still unclear—that exposure to salted air and sea is beneficial to human beings,” the Miami-based studio said in a statement.

Med Superyacht Concept

The aft decks.

De Basto Design

At the heart of the concept is the “Agora.” Named after a gathering place in Ancient Greek villages, this open main deck acts as a spot for seafarers to congregate and enjoy the surroundings. With only a monumental staircase and a few pieces of statement furniture, the Agora can be adapted to suit any occasion, from open-air soirees to art shows to move nights.

Med Superyacht Concept

The Agora.

De Basto Design

The superstructure appears to be suspended above the Agora and is finished in reflective glass that mirrors the environment. All the exterior openings and windows are the same color as the hull so they are virtually invisible from the outside.

Med Superyacht Concept

The Agora.

De Basto Design

“I wanted to strip the profile of everything superfluous, leaving just the right number of elements to convey the concept,” studio founder Luiz de Basto said. “The flying superstructure volume touches the hull delicately, dissolving the main deck into a void space and leaving the Agora open.”

Inside the superstructure lie two decks of public spaces. Below the Agora, there are another two decks of private spaces that can be tailored to owners. The whole yacht can be tweaked to your liking, in fact.

Med Superyacht Concept

The Agora.

De Basto Design

“We are not interested in proposing an innovative profile only; we can make the design more conservative or modern, according to the owner’s preference,” De Basto adds.

The best part? The studio says work on Med can begin today. The team at Lateral Naval Architects has also spearheaded an industry-first structural lattice system that allows the superstructure to rest on four supports only for a minimal footprint. In other words, Med will be unlike any other cruiser on the high seas.



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