It turns out that Drive’s not the only one to break away from the stereotypical yacht design, Porsche Design Group is taking the lead into designing one shaped like a spacecraft for real, together with Singapore-based megayacht builder Royal Falcon Fleet, which we have earlier reported in September 2008. The RFF135 is their first joint venture which has reached the first milestone of the construction. Though this power catamaran is nothing like Drive’s 125m superyacht concept, which boasts of over-the-top luxury spectacles with a helipad, sunken pool on the deck and a rear mounted Jacuzzi, you simply can’t take away the art of luxury design from Porsche Design. Conceived as a “spacecraft on the water,” this 41.2 meter yacht is particularly extraordinary in every detail. “Our newest project once again demonstrates that our design, outstanding in many ways, is setting trends in numerous fields. With the first Royal Falcon Fleet yacht, we are building a bridge to the Porsche Design Sport textile collection that was developed specifically for the maritime area,” says Dr. Jürgen Geßler, CEO of Porsche Design Group.
The interior is styled in a highly modern way and captures the dynamic contours of the hull. And the megayacht will have enough space to accommodate 10 guests and 10 crew members below decks in 472 square meters of area, with another 208 square meters of deck space up top. The yacht will achieve a speed of 35 knots. The launch of this first Royal Falcon Fleet power catamaran designed by Porsche Design is planned for the fourth quarter of 2010.