The C-72 is a striking yacht concept that demonstrates the ability and broad approach of Wayne Parker Design to deliver a design that works in harmony with the exterior and interior and within its ocean environment.
The thinking behind the exterior was to design a yacht that is evocative and plays on shape and form with a balance in its design. With the C-72, we have taken inspiration from the futuristic look of spaceships.
The main features of the design also define the concept. For instance, the bow is very unconventional, which creates the illusion of two bows split by a knife-like central element giving it a striking look from the front. Continuing the lines aft helps to connect the hull and superstructure, drawing your eye to the protruding bonnets on the owner’s deck and bridge deck. What we have tried to create is strength and movement while giving the exterior an identity from the front. The forward windows and recess on the main deck add to the illusion of the yacht being longer than it is.
A unique feature is the faceted windows aft of the owner’s deck, which protrude from the superstructure allowing for uninterrupted views out to sea. We have ensured that there is adequate aft deck space to allow for various layout options.
Aft of the main deck is a pool with fixed and loose furniture creating a relaxed space. Potentially the pool floor could be raised to maximise the deck area when not in use. The owner’s deck includes al fresco dining for 12 that expands to 16 with fixed and loose seating, with buffet counters forward of the area. Retractable wind breaks add to the design detail of the faceted windows to protect from the wind.
Forward of the owner’s cabin is a fixed seating area for private use. The bridge deck has a more casual layout with a loose furniture arrangement. The sundeck provides for a helicopter platform aft, which when not in use allows for loose sun loungers and furniture. Forward is a Jacuzzi with fixed sun loungers surround it, as well as fixed and loose furniture.
The tender garage is best placed forward on the main deck allowing for a full beam beach club/spa/gym arrangement aft on the lower deck. With the layout, we looked at each deck and created zones to maintain a sense of flow from one area/activity to the next, making the interior relaxed and easy for the owner and their guests.
At the heart of the yacht is a central staircase with an elevator that runs from the lower deck to the sundeck. On the lower deck we have envisaged a relaxation zone with a beach club/spa/gym housed aft and potentially a cinema/theatre amidships with a viewing corridor from the beach club/spa/gym to the central staircase/elevator through the engine room. This provides easy access for guests from their accommodation area, a deck above.
The galley is located on the lower deck to maximise the layout potential for general use. An additional toys/diving garage is located on the starboard side for additional storage. Aft of the main deck is a dining room that can seat 12 and expand to 16, and leads to a formal main saloon with a split seating arrangement port and starboard allowing for multi-purpose usage.
All four guest cabins and VIP suites are located forward of the main deck with each cabin offering a distinct layout that has a separate bedroom, dressing room and bathroom, with a lounge included in the VIP suites. The tender garage sits just above the crew’s accommodation and amenities.
The owner’s deck is mainly dedicated to the owner’s suite, which includes a lounge/study, master bedroom, walk-in-closet and a master bathroom. A panoramic saloon is located aft and includes the spectacular faceted windows featured on the main deck. The deck layout maximises on the views out and creates spaces where informal dining could be catered to, yet keeping the space seen as one area. The bridge deck is a quiet zone with an observation/reading lounge aft, which can be used for relaxation or combined with the exterior to create a function/party space.