The ultimate sea glass isn’t blue-green. You won’t find it on the beach either but in the ocean. Luxury market publication Robb Report called a 143-foot catamaran, debuting at this year’s Monaco Boat Show, “one of 2023’s most polarizing launches.”
Italian luxury boat maker Tecnomar’s catamaran features 6,500 square feet of full-height glass windows and a curvaceous asymmetric interior design inspired by sea creatures and the automotive world.
“It’s perhaps the most interesting—and polarizing—yacht to launch this year,” Robb Report says.
The yacht christened with the name “This Is It,” features a sweeping arch surrounding a bank of clear glass with a long side balcony.
“The complex curved shape of the aluminum superstructure pushed the Italian builder to its limits. Weight control was a major factor in the engineering, especially considering the large amount of glass used in the project,” the review says, noting that even slight changes in design could significantly affect the boat’s drag, trim, and speed.
In addition to floor-to-ceiling windows, the design includes strategically placed skylights. One of the largest rests 11 feet above the king-sized bed in the “light-filled” primary suite.
The boat sleeps 12 in five guest cabins and employs a 13-member crew. According to Yacht Carter Fleet, weekly charters cost $483,000 plus expenses.
See photos and read the full story on the Robb Report.