Omega Architects & Its Upcoming Projects
We’ve just got back from Singapore Yacht Show 2018 and one of the highlights of our rendezvous at this year’s spectacle was meeting with world-renowned yacht designers Omega Architects. The famous superyacht design firm is highly sought-after for its design prowess and conceptualising skills and we were glad to rub shoulders once more with the firm’s founder Mr. Frank Laupman, who established the firm way back in 1995. He in turn, divulged some juicy news pertaining to two new exciting projects that Omega Architects are working on and we have some details below.
65M Sport Explorer Superyacht Concept With Van Oossanen
The first of the two projects is a bold concept; a 65-metre superyacht collaboration with naval architects Van Oossanen (which will provide their expertise on hull design and build, FDHF). According to Frank, this 65-metre superyacht concept design explores a refined sense in yachting luxury with its ‘sports explorer’ theme.
Apparently, it will express a sharp and sporty exterior design with sturdy vertical semi-reversed bow and signature design iconic arches, which is basically Omega’s ‘integrated hull and body’ design. This means this 65-metre concept should also display strong muscular lines in dark glass windows and overhangs creating length, sleek flowing shapes in the curved roof and arches in adding the sporty elegance.
Over on the inside, this new concept is said to hold an extravagant beach club feature, one that opens up the interior aft in two ways; a hinged down transom that turns into the swim platform, with the port side door making a balcony for easy boarding of the necessary tender and toys. It’s also going to feature Heesen’s easy on the eye neutral colours such as gold, copper, brown, sand and white, all tones that usually enhance the luxurious feeling in a relaxing way as with their previous superyachts.
We’ve also been informed that where living spaces are concerned there will be two double and two twin guest cabins, each with en-suite bathrooms. There will also be a crew corridor for easy service of the guest rooms with extra spacious captain’s suite which comes with an optional office area. All in all, this project by Omega Architects and Van Oossanen will be able to accommodate up to 10 guests and 16 crewmen.
As for Van Oossanen’s input for this concept, you can be rest assured that comfort and efficiency will be achieved via their expertise on fluid dynamics and naval architecture, notably the Fast Displacement Hull Form (FDHF).
62M Project With CRN Yachts
Omega Architects will also be at the helm of one other project for super and mega yacht builder, CRN Yachts, a brand under Italian yachting giants, Ferretti Group. Code-named as ‘hull no. 138’, this newly commissioned superyacht will see Omega Architects express their distinctive design features: sporty and sleek exterior lines while integrating seamless functions of space and performance. The project will be closely developed together with CRN’s engineering department of course.
As is the nature of privacy when it comes to new superyacht commissions, not many details have been revealed about either of these two new projects in the pipelines for Omega Architects. However, what can be confirmed by Frank Laumpman is that Omega Architects will be spearheading all the design fractions of both projects by conceptualising everything, from the maindecks, interior appointments and the utilisation of space all throughout the various sections of each yacht design. It will be quite a sight to see these two models on the open seas when it comes to fruition.