Filed under: Yachts & Sailing
Pastrovich Studio is the designer for the WallyPower range, including the still-otherworldly tri-turbine WallyPower 118. Turns out it also does a fair bit of contract work for individuals, and one of its latest projects is a concept to refit a ship that began life as an ocean-going tug boat, turning it into a luxury yacht.
Conversions of working vessels into motor yachts are nothing new, and heavy lifters like tugs and icebreakers are among those chosen most often for the switch. The 77.4-meter (253.9-foot) hauler dating from 1975, the subject of this retrofit, was designed and built by Germany's Schichau-Unterwesser in Bremerhaven.
Previously used as a support vessel for a luxury yacht in the Middle East, the Pastrovich transformation envisions keeping the 'historical' features intact: the forward superstructure, funnel and two masts. The aft superstructure is reworked to blend into the comprehensive line of the boat, and when it's finished the tug will officially take its place tied at #79 on Superyachts.com's list of largest motor yachts of 2010, right behind it is its sister ship, the tug Lone Ranger – already a luxury yacht that is, also being refitted by Pastrovich.