Henrik Fisker designs $37m super yacht
Renowned supercar designer Henrik Fisker has turned his hand to water going vessels with the design of his very first luxury super yacht.
Fisker, who is best known for penning The Aston Martin DB9 and Vantage, BMW Z8 and his own line of all-electric hypercars, teamed up with Italian yacht maker Benetti to design and create the Fisker 50 concept.The 164ft super yacht, which was designed in California but will be built in Livorno, Italy, features sporting touches - including stainless steel bars and heavy use of black carbon fibre to give it the impression of a high performance machine.
Fisker is typically one to embrace sustainable technology in his designs, so has ensured reclaimed wood, solar panels and optional hybrid power will be offered to customers, although it won't exactly be an all-green machine.
Onboard amenities include a beach club, a spa, several bars, an ocean-facing Jacuzzi, sunbathing areas on multiple decks and water toys such as jet ski's and a 6.5-meter tender.
A future owner can welcome 12 guests in six cabins, which will be catered for by 11 crewmembers with comfortable staff quarters.
The upper deck features a movie theatre with a large screen and comfortable, reclining beds. During the day, half of the area can be converted into a gym by sliding back the middle beds and removing the chairs. The cinema accommodates 12 people.
The Fisker 50 is expected to cost in the region of $37m (£26m) and according to Bloomberg.com, yachts of a similar size can cost around $700,000 (£490,000) a week to run, which is on a par with, if not more than, chartering entire cruise ships.