Photography by Guillaume Plisson
Atlantico, the latest creation by architect and yacht designer Stefano Pastrovich is 27.4-metre in length overall with a beam of 10.2 metres when the fold-down side terraces in the stern are deployed.
The common thread throughout the yacht is a rational aesthetic with large open-plan spaces designed to be beautiful, liveable, versatile and functional.
“Atlantico is the result of long research and development work. We think that designing a deck without fixed furniture helps to free the mind and give space to the personal creativity of the owner,” says Pastrovich.
“Drawing on the essential is a bit like drawing silence or emptiness. It is a work of surgical difficulty, because it requires great concentration to abstract the mind from daily reality of information overload.”
Atlantico’s main deck measures 27 metres by 8 metres for a total area of 145 square metres. In this space there is no fixed furniture, except for the helm console and the pilot’s seats. All the sofas and tables are fixed to the deck by easily removable pins.
Pastrovich developed the interior design below deck to include a lounge that can be transformed into two large cabins.
“We wanted to recreate the freedom offered by a residential loft apartment, where the owner can give space to his own creativity by choosing to change the layout or modifying the decor and function.”
Doors are hidden in the walls when not in use and the structural pillars on the upper deck continue down to the floor, the ceiling design enhances the geometry of the pillars, and the beds and sofas are removable to be able to change them over time.
“Over the years we have experimented with different layouts and realised that the future is with shorter and wider yachts that bring advantages in terms of both layout management and manoeuvrability.”
Atlantico has a double hull chine, flared stern and a distinctive shape of the bow, resulting in an unusually wide hull from bow to stern.
This chase boat is powered by three Volvo Penta IPS engines provide a top speed of 28 knots.