Tamara Hardingham-Gill, CNN
Updated: Fri, 05 Aug 2022 09:14:55 GMT
Real diamonds shouldn't float in water. But this brilliant new superyacht concept with an on board cinema, helipad and three integrated pools, is clearly an exception to the rule.
Designed by Italian studio Gabriele Teruzzi Yachts & Design, the Stella del Sud concept was inspired by the famous Cartier 128 carat diamond it takes its name from.
New renderings of the 110-meter (360 feet) vessel showcase its elegant, sharp lines, which resemble the form of a diamond shape, as well as a "spectacular side window glass design that connects all decks."
The vessel's endless glass panels are positioned to reflect the light, ensuring that it sparkles continuously.
On board, the superyacht is to be fitted with a long foredeck that holds a helipad, as well as a private lounge area with L-shaped sofas that's ideal for entertaining guests.
The main deck has room for eight VIP cabins, a gym, and a piano lounge area overlooking that impressive side window.
A luxurious open beach club, which happens to be based on the Royal Palace of Caserta, a former royal residence in southern Italy created by the Bourbon King Charles III as a rival to Versailles, is among its many stand out features.
The spacious area comprises three connected swimming pools across various levels, creating what Teruzi describes as a "waterfall effect."
According to the design team, the vessel's split levels have been "strategically designed" to offer passengers an unparalleled sea view from the main saloon, surrounded by large panoramic windows that display "rain effect" lighting at night time.
There's also a 3,500-square-foot sun deck with a lounge area, a hot tub, as well as an al fresco dining space with a round table.
You'd expect a lavish owner's suite on a superyacht as opulent as this, and the Stella del Sud doesn't disappoint.
Occupying much of the bridge deck, it comes with "his and hers'" bathrooms, walk-in wardrobes, and a salt wall, but the highlight here is undoubtedly the aquarium that's installed in the ceiling over the bed.
Time to shine?
There's also added entertainment in the form of a cinema, which will be erected in the bilge deck in order to take advantage of the dark environment and ensure the best possible on board viewing experience.
Meanwhile, both sides of the hull are fitted with two shell doors that open out in two separate terraces measuring 30 square meters.
The Stella del Sud remains just a concept at present, but will this "glistening diamond" get the chance to shine on the water in the not too distant future?
The team at Gabriele Teruzzi Yachts & Design have been tightlipped about any further developments with the design, but it's certainly attracting a lot of attention.
The Stella del Sud is one of several exciting new superyacht to be unveiled over the last few weeks, including the nature-focused Symbiosis from Swiss design studio Kurt Merki, which features decks jam-packed with greenery, and the 60-meter Geko 60 from Franco Gnessi & Partners, which resembles a Japanese pagoda.