Largest ever superyacht concept, Double Century, is unveiled

Australian superyacht designer, Christopher Seymour, has revealed his latest creation entitled Double Century which at 200m long is 20m longer than the Azzam built by Lurssen and boasts a cool price tag of 699 million euros
Australian superyacht designer, Christopher Seymour, has revealed his latest creation entitled Double Century which at 200m long is 20m longer than the Azzam built by Lurssen and boasts a cool price tag of 699 million euros

Superyacht designer, Christopher Seymour, has revealed his latest creation entitled Double Century. At 200m, Double Century would become the laregst superyacht in the world if she is built – some 20 metres longer than Lurssen’s Azzam.

Working together with Florida based brokers 4Yacht to market and promote the concept and project, Seymour has set out to create a design that would be an evolution of the gigayacht. Achieving a sleek design that doesn’t result in an aesthetic more in line with a cruise ship is not an easy task. Nevertheless, Seymour has managed to create a sleek exterior despite having nine decks and stretching 27m above the waterline.

Accommodation for 50-plus guests is provided across the upper decks with the owner’s suite and VIP cabins situated forward on the seventh deck. Aft of the owner’s master cabin are suites for family and guests, with a small cinema, study and office also located close by. Lounge and entertainment areas complete with open bars, dining and a piano are also located on this deck. Additional guest accommodation is located on the deck below, including a second owner or VIP suite forward, allowing multiple owners to utilise the vessel at the same time. The sixth deck also features a dining and large lounge area for the owner complete with a piano and three open bars.

Stairways aft of each deck connect the main deck to the sundeck, which are protected from the elements thanks to specially developed pillars. “Angled cyan pillars cover the staircases, which were originally designed to increase efficiency when underway by deflecting wind after it wraps around the cabins,” says Seymour when asked which of the many features on board was his favourite.

Using a single gas turbine generator producing 19,000kW coupled with twin diesel 16V32/40 generators producing 7,500kW each, a top speed in excess of 20 knots and range of 9,000nm at a cruising speed of 15 knots is expected. A large tank system that pumps water around Double Century together with six Quantum Maglift ML600 stabilizers will ensure comfortable when at sea.

The project has been priced at an estimated 699 million euros with a build time of four years.

“What Double Century needs is someone with vision, someone who wants to give life to an exceptional vessel, make it their own and put a distinctive stamp on the luxury yachting industry,” commented Craig Timm at 4Yacht.

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