Sea The Stars
A short introduction
A tangerine red sky marks the start of an alluring summer’s night in Naples, giving light to the arrival of the ancient city’s glamour and fame. The view from this mooring is abundant, almost impossible to distill into any single thought or emotion. However, this isn’t why I’m here. Towering over the harbour before the sun lies an expedition vessel making waves among certain yachting circles. A stoic hull looms as I draw closer to the ship, lights shimmering across the calm water like a city skyline.
This is project ‘Sea the Stars‘, an 80 metre (262 ft) expedition yacht engineered to brave the farthest reaches of the ocean. Her classic lines emphasise an uncompromisingly practical nature in her amenities and abilities, while maintaining a planted and steadfast presence in any scene. Furthermore, her design ensures that her form will never become tired or dated.
‘Sea the Stars‘ is to be constructed at Columbus Yachts’ flagship shipyard in Naples to Ice Class with the naval expertise of parent company Palumbo. Only the best craftsmen and engineers form a young and perceptive team that can respond to changes in style or owner’s tastes with ease. The use of cutting-edge fabrication techniques allows for a variety of layout options which her owner might desire on her inner or outer decks, while in keeping of the shipyard’s unrelenting standards of quality.
Powered by two 1800 kilowatt Azipod diesel-electric engines, ‘Sea the Stars‘ will have more than 7,000 nautical miles of near silent cruising at twelve knots. Electric motors ensure a vibration and noise free crossing through any sea. Two pairs of dual-purpose (zero speed and under-way) stabilising fins counteract the largest swells and undertows that could be encountered on her travels.
After boarding, guests are met with a three level summer house, complete with a sunlit glass spiral staircase connecting the beach club with the main deck. A guest lounge, informal dining, a show galley are features that are planned to be implemented along with anything the owner desires and, all encircled by ceiling-high windows.