Pure is a five-deck yacht featuring a number of unusual design elements, the most notable of which is the lack of an obvious bridge deck. Instead, the bridge is hidden inside the vessel with views around provided not by windows, but by screens that transmit information and images from cameras and sensors. It will not appeal to traditional captains at all and it remains to be seen if it will be part of any production version, but what it does do is free up that valuable space looking out over the front of the yacht for the owner’s master cabin, complete with private jacuzzi.
Feadship is also very clever at hiding things, most notably the windows. The overall design of the Pure is of elegant and simple sculpture, but look closely and you will see the almost invisible windows in the side profile. These look hidden on the outside but still provide clear visibility for those inside — perfect if you want to remain away from prying eyes.
While the Pure is all about indulging in luxury, the latest SeaXplorer 77 from Damen Yachting is about exploring in luxury. Currently in build at the company’s yard, the 76.90m yacht is a real go-anywhere vessel, designed and engineered to be as comfortable in the Indian Ocean cruising the Seychelles or Maldives as it is carving though ice around Antarctica.