While most superyacht designs are certainly luxurious, now, new designers have completely revitalized the concept of the motoryacht. Rather than utilizing traditional designs and formulaic layouts, newcomers Claydon Reeves has “broken all the rules,” incorporating nature’s designs and sculpture techniques with transport design for clean, flowing lines. Despite its simplicity, however, the new 80 m Remora leaves no luxury out.
Claydon Reeves has officially burst onto the yacht design scene with their new 80m design, the Remora. It was originally unveiled at the 2010 Monaco Yacht Show; James Claydon and Mike Reeves at 15 years of experience between them in the superyacht design industry, before recently launching their own company. Their new focus is not just on traditional yachts, but on both internal and exterior form and layout, with a focus on architectural design and sculpture.
The new concept, the 80m motoryacht Remora, is the first of this new team’s cooperative ventures. It utilizes both Claydon Reeves’ expertise in exterior design with concave glass, tapering Stern, taught, dynamic, highly resolved, taut surfaces, and narrow plumb bow. While most superyacht designs follow specific formulaic layouts, this new partnership has drawn inspiration from contemporary architecture and from forms that occur naturally. There’s a Gaudiesque sundeck structure, which is especially unconventional. Truly, a new direction in motoryacht design; that said, power and practicality have not been forgotten.
While most superyachts certainly have the ultimate in luxury, the 80m Remora is unique because its “clean” design invites the outer, in. Carefully placed reflections and highlights within its sculptural design add to its allure.
In addition to luxury for the guests and owner, of course, power and engineering have not been forgotten. The superyacht utilizes a pair of azimuthing drive pods coupled with a diesel electric propulsion system. The main deck mezzanine is double height, with duplex guest suites for gas comfort, and forward public areas. There’s a private deck on bridge aft, for the owner – creature comforts for all.
Claydon Reeves understands the inner workings of things, as well as having a thorough knowledge of transport design. Because of this, the yacht exterior is are elegant and have flowing lines that are very strong. Purity and simplicity rule, but sculptural design elements and automotive elements, too, are not to be forgotten, thus joining style and practicality both intelligently and creatively.
Claydon Reeves promises great things for the future as well, if the Remora is any indication. This study in “simplicity” nonetheless pairs luxury and practicality, for an open water experience that is not to be surpassed.
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