SATURA STUDIO has unveiled its design concept for the 48m motoryacht Tuxedo.

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SATURA STUDIO has unveiled its design concept for the 48m motoryacht Tuxedo, which was honoured at the Millennium Yacht Design Award (MYDA) in the Beginners’ category. 

Designed to connect its guests with the sea, the yacht’s exterior features an eye-catching hull that tapers off at the stern into the water, while the wide windows in the dark hull are camouflaged and provide a striking effect when lit up at night. 

With the hybrid propulsion system situated in the bottom deck, the lower deck features a beach platform aft and a huge continuous space inside that stretches over 20m along the waterline. 

Starting aft, the spa contains an open-plan wellness area that becomes a complete indoor- outdoor experience due to the drop-down balconies on both sides. 

The spa leads forward to arguably the yacht’s most innovative feature – an entirely floodable pool deck area with openings on either side. The pool uses natural salt water, further emphasising the direct experience with the sea. 

A central staircase made of glass and steel acts as a bridge over the water and accesses the main deck, where eight guests can be hosted in four VIP cabins with expansive windows. 

On the upper deck, 120sqm is dedicated to the master cabin, while forward is an enormous open area for free-standing furniture, protected by the large, open bow. 

Alberto Frulla, Francesco Viola and Federica Fino, the founders of Satura Studio, worked on the project with engineers Giovanni Genovese and Roberto Argioffi.