High-Tech Composite Superyacht Bristolian
Back in May we wrote about the amazing 49-ft. blacked-out Marten sailing yacht made of carbon fiber. Now New Zealand's Yachting Developments has come out with a superyacht version built along similar lines at 121 ft. Designed by Philippe Briand, the Bristolian is a lightweight, low profile, super-sleek sloop with an ultra-modern lightweight foam core interior, black hull, black carbon fiber rig and distinctive black sails. The yacht boasts an owner's cabin, two guest cabins forward, a split level saloon amidships and accommodation for 6-8 crew aft. Twin pod helm stations, usually only found on offshore racing catamarans, provide all necessary control and navigation equipment and direct access to the galley and crew quarters eliminating disturbance to the owners and guests. Sycamore wood paneling and a centerline skylight keep the interior light and open despite the yacht's menacing appearance.