Yachts Design – Made in Mallorca
First, it draws attention to itself: a functional aft deck, main deck, which shares a large open space and is connected to a glass structure, and a hidden terrace of the ‘tween decks.
It is HOP, a yacht, designed by lvan Salas Jefferson, founder of the Majorcan company lddes Yachts, finalist of «The International Yacht & Aviation Awards 2019» in the category Concept Yatch over 40 meters Award and on 24 May in Venice takes place.
Iván Salas, a marine engineer and designer from Palma, worked for six months to develop a nautical jewel that focuses on the design and sustainability in the foreground.
A yacht that includes flexible zone designs to adapt to change, a barrier-free internal integration and a perfect balance in the combination of the rooms. This is the definition of the jury of the awards, which has placed him as iist in deb awards that distinguish the best in yacht design from around the world.
HOP is the first yacht participating in the competition and the first to combine all the findings from her career as a ship’s engineer and designer.
“I started from scratch. At the age of 14, I was already working on the repair yards from where I sailed and then went to Scotland to study shipbuilding. From there, I started to work on Dutch new building yards and international design and engineering offices. For 10 years, I support the shipping companies, setting it represent in realizing their new yachts or finer repairs. I was always in contact with the yacht world and five years ago I founded the lddes Yachts studio based in Palma, which offers international engineering and design. And now that I have acquired a deep knowledge of how ships are built, the problems that can occur in construction and shipping yards. merge this knowledge to the design in order to create value and realize new projects in the studio, along with the team, which included Joan Gelabert, also a naval architect and designer, and architect Andrea Polato include that will help a portfolio unique to develop projects both for themselves and on request of the shipowner future”
HOP measures 120 meters, «but I’ve tried the displacement (weight) to the maximum to reduce (between 40 and 50% less) to integrate an electric drive and the possibility that the yacht can circumnavigate the world by charges in the marinas.I opted for an «extension» to increase the efficiency in hydrodynamics. I want every room offers the opportunity to design thanks to experience a unique experience».
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