Design et al are delighted to announce that Iddes Yachts have been shortlisted for the Concept Yacht Over 40 Meters Award in The International Yacht & Aviation Awards 2019.
HOP has been designed by Iddes Yachts to fulfil a sustainable purpose, not only with its sleek lines, balanced dimensions and 120 metres of length, but with the focus in obtaining natural ventilation and lighting throughout its design.
As one walks into HOP they find a multi-functional aft deck which can be used for events, embark in expeditions or relaxing. The main deck shares a large open space which connects with the glass structure permitting a sensation of openness. The hidden terrace of the mid-deck, naturally shaded by the deck above, keeps the guests away from the sun in a comfortable and cosy atmosphere.
The owner’s penthouse, a floating observatory, was designed with the aim to excite and connect one with the environment and location. Guests can enjoy the feeling of sleeping outdoors yet being on a two-level loft with natural sunlight or night sky views to trigger the imagination thanks to the forward skylights. Iddes Yachts spent time to ensure an interior integration which is free from obstructions, and only in certain key areas, the design allows for privacy leaving the rest of the interior open to flexible layouts to adapt to changes and needs of the owners, but always giving the feeling of freedom in the space.
Time was taken for the geometry and organic form of HOP to fuse together to obtain an intelligent use of all the areas without the need of many additional integrations or extra structure which sometimes saturates a design sacrificing its native elegance. HOP with its elegant lines and carefully thought out interior and exterior interaction, enables each space to offer an emotional experience, all within a sustainable operation.
Iddes Yachts believe design is all due to balance, the main dimensions for its reduced drag performance, the intelligent connectivity of geometrical shapes within an organic form results in a combination of well thought out spaces with minimum energy requirements.