‘Project Orca’: New 215ft luxury super-yacht designed to look like a KILLER WHALE to blend in with the natural environment will include a pool, gym and space for ‘several jet skis’
- The 215ft luxury super-yacht was designed to resemble a killer whale (orca)
- It has been designed by Rosetti super-yachts to blend in to the natural world
- It will be able to travel 5,000 miles between refuelling and can go 12 knots
- The yacht will include a swimming pool, gym, spa and space for ‘several jet skis’
A new luxury super-yacht has been designed to look like a killer whale – in an attempt to help the 215ft vessel blend into the natural environment.
The multi million pound four deck ‘Project Orca’ yacht was designed by Rosetti Superyachts and won’t be available for at least three years.
It features the orca whale’s distinctive black and white colours, a white patch on its side which lights up at night and a radar mast designed to look like a dorsal fin.
‘The organic design traits mimic the orca or killer whale – the largest and most powerful member of the dolphin family’, said Fulvio Dodich, CEO of Rosetti.
The yacht (pictured in this artist impression) has been designed to blend in with its natural environment – by looking like a giant killer whale
The designers say they were inspired by the Orca or ‘Killer Whale’ as the species can be found in almost all seas including the Arctic and Antarctic
The company wouldn’t say how much the yacht would cost as it was still at the ‘prototype stage’ and only release the price of their yachts to people interested in purchasing one.
Looking at the features available on the yacht, it isn’t going to be cheap – the designers haven’t skipped the conveniences expected of luxury vessel.
It has a gym, swimming pool, spa zone, bar and even its own helipad.
It can carry 12 guests and a 14-person crew with a large garage for two tender boats and ‘several jet skis’, according to the manufacturers. It also has a helipad as seen in this concept image
The yacht has been designed to operate in Arctic and Antarctic oceans and can cover 5,000 miles without needing to refuel at a speed of 11 knots.
It can carry 12 guests and a 14-person crew with a large garage for two tender boats and ‘several jet skis’, according to the manufacturers.
‘Project Orca’ was designed in collaboration with Meccano Engineering who created its distinctive exterior profile as well as the naval architecture and engineering.
The final design of the yacht will be up to the buyer but it could also include an infinity pool on the sun deck as seen in this artist impression
Mr Dodich said they were inspired by the way killer whales are able to roam the world’s oceans with ease.
‘They are instantly recognisable by their distinctive black-and-white colouring’, these sea mammals roam the world’s oceans from the Arctic and Antarctic to the Tropics, which is exactly what our Explorer Yacht is designed to do.’
Within the yacht itself, images of which haven’t been released yet, there will be two VIP suites and two double cabins on the lower deck.
The 215ft yacht will include staff quarters as well as space for guests and the owner. It has been designed with a profile similar to an Orca to help it blend into its environment
On the bridge deck the owner’s cabin will include a private study, gym, walk-in-wardrobe and his and hers bathroom.
There is a lift between all four decks, that can take VIP guests from their cabin up to the sundeck where they can get a drink at the bar or swim in the infinity pool.
It is powered by two 1398kW engines with a cruising speed of 12 knots.
The four-deck yacht won’t be built for at least three and a half years and Rosetti won’t start construction until someone buys it
Mr Dodich said that the concept engineering has already been completed for Project Orca and it would take about three and a half years to build.
‘If we were to sell the boat tomorrow we could begin construction straight away.’
The Orca is a toothed whale that is part of the dolphin family. They are found in each of the world’s oceans and a variety of marine environments.
Some populations of killer whales are regarded as critically endangered due to prey depletion, habitat loss and pollution.