BY APB Staff on 28 Jul 2019

This new superyacht concept is based on an "honest" and simple design philosophy while featuring fold-down bulwarks

The Nauta 78m Slipstream is a new superyacht concept, which includes light-filled and airy interiors, seamless and harmonious inside/outside connection, breathtaking views, and close contact with the water.

Nauta Introduces The 78m Slipstream
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The exterior styling reflects Nauta’s trademark preference for clean, uncluttered design devoid of fussy or superfluous detailing. Visual lightness, seamless openings to the surrounding environment, predominantly horizontal lines, long overhangs and the extensive use of glass gently inclined from the vertical, highlight the balanced, low-rise proportions.

The expansive beach club is a very spectacular area, in direct connection with the surrounding environment through the glazed transom door and the side (port and starboard) opening terraces, also enriched by a large bar and a ‘Nemo’ lounge, with glass that descends below the waterline.

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Guests can walk to the outdoor area of the beach club through the aft door or through the side terraces which opens to port and starboard to form a walkway which runs all around the stern.

A real innovation is the patent-pending system for part of the aforementioned walkway and the fold-down bulwarks, which can transform the sea level aft deck into a spectacular 280sqm terrace with a 270° view, a new innovative concept Nauta calls “the Island”.

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Integrated into the stern platform is a sea-water swimming pool that is ideal for children or guests seeking sheltered alternatives to open-water bathing. The pool design features a hydraulic mechanism for raising the teak bottom that closes flush with the deck when the pool is not in use.

The upper deck is dedicated to the owner’s accommodation. With direct access to the helipad and private foredeck (including a jacuzzi pool and a protected ‘infinity nest’ in the extreme bow), the master suite, a very large space including the king size bed and a comfortable private saloon, is wrapped in full-height glass windows on three sides.

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Propulsion is diesel-electric with fixed drive shafts, providing a top speed of 17 knots and a range at economical speed in excess of 5,000nm.