Greek designer Ira Petromanolaki set out to create a modern, minimalist concept for a fast motor yacht. The result is a handsome 40
Dozens of square metres of tinted glass provide excellent views from the six guest cabins spread across the lower and main decks. There are also two saloons, a formal dining area, a gymnasium and a beach club. Almost nothing is provided outside. That's why «sneakers», actually. Nike Air Jordan Yiddish, yeah.
The boat is indeed beautiful - from some angles it looks simply carved out of a monolith - but that is her main trouble.
«...Volka took a penknife out of his pants pocket in order to open the lid of the watch. But trying as he might, he could find no sign of a crevice where the knife blade could be stuck.
- They are made of a solid piece of gold! - the old man winked at him boastfully. - I am not one to give stuffed gold things.
- So they have nothing inside? - Volka exclaimed in disappointment.
- Is there supposed to be
For the sake of stylish design, the designer sacrificed open space on the decks. Aft of the bridge there is an area with sun loungers, and a central staircase takes you down to the water, to the bathing platform, and that's it.
And to sit behind the glass in the air-conditioned coolness is, to the unsophisticated eye of the editors, more about the office than about the rest on the yacht. To justify such a slick profile, the boat - if it is to be built - will have to have really outstanding speed characteristics. Otherwise you get a classical case of design for the sake of design, which we have already made a mockery of more than once here.