on 7 Jul 2023
Yacht design firm Studio Agon has created M/Y Horus, a 70-metre superyacht concept with engineering by Names Studio's Francesco Rogantin.
The M/Y Horus concept draws its exterior design language from classic J-class sailing boats and iconic sports cars from the 1960s.
The interior design and layout of the superyacht concept are informal and characterised by the use of natural materials. The yacht’s signature style is reminiscent of a luxurious country house, with resin floors that evokes the calcareous stone found in the grand farms of Apulian Masserie. Drawing inspiration from these traditional estates, the yacht’s design seamlessly integrates vaulted ceilings and a soft color palette, creating a distinctive atmosphere.
The main saloon of Horus features an original colonnade inspired by a Mexican Hacienda. These structural columns minimize the frame of the sliding glass windows, offering unobstructed views on three sides of the saloon.
The owner’s cabin, spanning over 100 square meters, is located aft on the upper deck and boasts a 270-degree sea view with balconies on both sides, a private office, a large Jacuzzi, and a panoramic aft window.
The main saloon on the upper deck overlooks the long foredeck and features a stylish parlour on the bow side, situated beneath a scenic skylight. On the aft side, there is a spacious informal lounge area with large recessed sofas, comfortable cushions, and an ultra large TV screen.
The bridge deck houses the wheelhouse and the captain’s cabin. Outside on the same deck, there is a wide multifunctional area highlighted by a see-through glass walkway on the aft portion, and featuring amenities such as a circular couch with a fire pit.
The accommodations are situated on the main deck and include four VIP cabins and two guest cabins. The stern area of the main deck creates a hybrid space that combines indoor and outdoor elements, resembling a country villa’s portico. It offers ample lounge and dining spaces, culminating in a grand swimming pool. The entire outdoor beach club area can be shaded thanks to a concealed sliding awning system integrated into the yacht’s structure. All the exterior decks are covered in marine cork.
All cabins feature full-height glass windows. To ensure privacy and to control the amount of sunlight entering the cabins, a louvered design runs along the entire bulwark. The louvers are attached to frames that open upward, similar to a tender door garage. Each cabin has its own set of frames, allowing guests to adjust the amount of light by opening or closing their cabin’s louvered bulwark door, a system that also makes the air conditioning system more efficient.
The midship lower deck is home to a gym and a wellness area, easily accessible from all the accommodations on the main deck, while crew cabins are located at the bow in this area, as are the engine room and a tender garage capable of housing two eight-meter tenders, jet skis, and various water toys. The technical area, where the stern anchor is located for bow-to berthing, is also accessed from the garage.
The engineering of the project has been developed by NAMES studio, led by Francesco Rogantin. A hybrid propulsion system that allows for low-speed navigation without the diesel engines running, will operate in diesel-electric mode at medium speeds, and ensures an autonomy of over 5,000 nautical miles at 12 knots.
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