Esteemed Italian designer Luca Vallebona has just unveiled his brand-new Gravity superyacht design. The 200ft (60.5m) yacht represents the synergy of two of Vallebona’s great passions, architecture and yacht design, with a focus on both functionality and beauty informing every aspect of the design. Immediately striking are the long clean lines of her steel hull and sleek silhouette which are contrasted by an asymmetrical arrangement of design elements and practical features like supports and staircases throughout the yacht.
This careful composition of disorder is easy on the eye, and as we progress through her exterior spaces there is a sense that Vallebona has thought of everything. The exterior deck spaces are roomy and inviting, with a red-screened staircase linking the upper sundeck with the main deck which hosts the alfresco dining table and coffee lounge. Each of Gravity’s external features has been designed with the movements and lifestyle of guests around the yacht in mind, down to the tucked-away swimming pool right in the bow which provides an enticing spot of respite and privacy.
This feeling of openness and flow continues in Gravity’s interior spaces which include two roomy saloons on the upper deck and the lower deck. The upper deck saloon connects to the main staircase via an open gap which gives glimpses of the lower deck saloon below, giving an airy and spacious feel to both rooms. This approach continues in other spaces like the galley which has a full-height window to allow guests to watch the chefs creating that evening’s delicious courses.
Other exciting features on the Gravity superyacht include the helipad on the foredeck for easy access to and from the vessel, a second pool on the upper deck, and a spacious swim deck for refreshing dips in the sea and use of tenders and water toys. There will also be a wellness area complete with sauna and gym and a dedicated tender garage. Vallebona recently presented his TLV62 concept in collaboration with Tankoa at the end of last year, and commented that this brand-new design project is now at an “advanced stage.”