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Last year Hydro Tec (creative naval architects) unveiled it's latest concept the “Crossbow” a unique take on a 100 meter superyacht, designed around the idea of a high performance this unique design has now been taken on by Italian builders ISA yachts.

Crossbow is a unique concept for a 100-meter superyacht, based on an aluminium hull and superstructure. The sleek design has a beam of just 12.5 metres — more than a metre less compared to the average in this size bracket. What’s more, the draught has been kept to just 3.5 metres to ensure Crossbow can reach cruising grounds that would normally be off-limits for such large yachts.

Designed around the idea of high performances and efficiency, this all aluminium vessel is fast and light, with a sleek sporty aesthetic. “The large curved windscreen, covering two decks, is the most unconventional aspect of this design. With the location of the superyacht wheelhouse being moved to the uppermost deck, leaving room for a double-height forward-facing atrium on the main deck”.

The exterior deck areas have been designed with speed in mind, keeping the fixed furniture light and well protected from the wind, with the bow transforming at anchor into an expansive entertaining and sun bathing area.

The arrow-like design is also reflected in the estimated performance figures, reaching a top speed of 25 knots with a pair of MTU 16V 4000 M93L engines. Accommodation is for up to 16 guests split between eight double cabins, while the lower deck crew area allows for a staff of up to 32 people.

M/Y Crossbow has also been designed to remove the reliance of a support vessel for extra toys and tenders, we have integrated an opening heli-hangar on the foredeck as well as 2 x 9.5mt custom tenders and toys in the aft garage located in front of the 135m2 beach club. Her shallow draft of just 3.5 meters is also ideally suited to cruising in areas that many yachts of this size cannot access.


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