About Play Pause Unmute Mute PASTROVICH STUDIO Our mission From 1997 PASTROVICH STUDIO has acquired a knowledge and in-depth know-how in imagining, designing and building custom-made designs in the field of PRIVATE SUPERYACHT and COMMERCIAL VESSELS. Super Yachts Super Cruise “the future business model of the yachting industry will be based on Chartering rather then Owning, like a Boutique hotel. Since 2011 I have take the decision to invest a large part of our R&D for the development of new business model and designs which could satisfy the new market”Stefano Pastrovich R&D Stefano Pastrovich, founder of PASTROVICH STUDIO is an Architect whose life is to look forward, to anticipate the future and to make it real. Since 1997 the Research and Development department occupies a large space in the activity of firm developing new concept designs which are the result of an in-depth study of Architectural and Engineering advances as well as of the leisure and hospitality market’s trends and opportunities. Stefano is considered a “visionary” for both the aesthetic, the architecture, the construction and the business model. Designing and building custom-made designs in the field of Private superyachts and Commercial vessels. Our delivered projects … Read More 2019 MY 27m ATLANTICO 2018 MY 71,5m UM ALHOUL 2018 MY 40m LADY JADE 2015 MY 63’ UNCUFFED 2013 MY 36m ZULU 2012 MY 42m LIFE SAGA 2011 MY 50m MYSTERE SHADOW 2010 RV 83m FALKOR – SOI Schmidt Ocean Institute 2009 MY 55’ Wallypower 2008 MY 64’ Wallypower 2007 SY 63’ LUNNAA 2007 MY 73’ Wallypower 2006 MY 114m LUNA (GA) 2006 SY 42’ SLY FUN 2005 SY 65’ JL EMILIA 2002 MY 47’ Wallypower 2002 MY 118’ Wallypower 1999 MY 104m LE GRAND BLEU Our design services …Read More Our services consists of developing the design from scratch to the yacht delivery. While the Exterior and Interior design is developed and managed at our studio, the naval architecture is designed by external partners which we select depending to the type of project; aluminium, steel, carbon fibre, high speed or cruise performance, etc. We then follow the yacht construction during the entire building period. PHASE ONE – CONCEPT DESIGN This phase has the goal to achieve a satisfactory design and produce the design bid package for the shipyard quotation. CONCEPT GENERAL ARRANGEMENTCONCEPT INTERIOR DESIGNCONCEPT EXTERIOR DESIGN ARCHITECTURAL and CONCEPT DESIGN DETAILSBID PACKAGEFEASIBILITY STUDY (created by third party Naval Architect partner)TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION (created by third party Naval Architect partner) PHASE TWO – SHIPYARD QUOTATION Assistance during the Shipyards quotation. Signature of the building contract PHASE THREE – DETAIL DESIGN and SHIPYARD SUPERVISIONUpon signature of the building contract between the shipyard and the Client. The following services are carried out during this period: BASIC INTERIOR DESIGNBASIC EXTERIOR DESIGN SHIPYARD SUPERVISION of the exterior and interior design The shipyards we work with …Read More Our customers …Read More Quote from the Press …Read More “PASTROVICH concept design of the 99m “X-Vintage” is an intelligent proposition to the market and one that I admire and applaud. I truly hope a brave client will consider taking this project a step further because I like the exterior and interior space configurations and because of the cleanliness and cost of LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas) that have to receive serious attention in a market that requires a responsibility towards environmental impact and financial considerations”.Yacht report 2011 Concept designs 150m “X-Sveti” & 80m “X-Alien” “two extraordinary sample of innovation”. “Ultimate Design of the Year” “Pastrovich design has thus proved to be a tailor-made innovative design firm producing “unique” milestone designs”. 2015 BESPOKE FOUNDER Stefano Pastrovich “Design any kind of boat, no hold barred, so long as it’s the best of its kind” Stefano Pastrovich Natural born, Architect & Pilot …Read More “There are people who spend their whole lives trying to discover what type of work best suits them. For some, the quest soon ends and they reach the Karma of internal peace which lets them live the rest of their lives with what is available. For others, it is an ongoing search. I, however, had already come to understand by the age of ten that there was a great quantity of air and of water in my blood and so, my future would be as pilot and designer. The first time I saw a model glider fly, I understood man’s great gift of being able to make anything at all : think it up, create it and use it. From that day on, I have never ceased to design and build aeroplanes and boats. Designing and building, indeed, represent the means by which I am able to fly or sail my playthings, which has little or nothing to do with aesthetics. I have never been content to just accelerate a model glider to the maximum destructive speed limit; no, I had to go further, to see just when it would break, to study the physics and discover new construction solutions. And so I have destroyed and rebuilt hundreds of radio-controlled gliders, created moulds in fiberglass and spent whole days sandpapering the wood of a fuselage or the hull of a boat…. these were the years of real adolescent joys! As soon as I was old enough, I gained the private pilot’s licence for single engine plane and then my glider pilot’s licence. I participated, with some success, in a number of competitions and international championships. My passion for the sea, however, was turned into a career even though I have never missed a chance to use my free time to organise holidays chartering sailboats around the world. Today, I can say that, without those years of experience matured during my adolescence, I should not be capable of working at my design in the way that I do: that much is certain. There are three things that I consider fundamental to the design an idea: experience, culture and courage. The modern world often forces us to restrict the amount of time we give to whatever we are doing, to the detriment of these conditions. With my projects I want to underline the importance of respecting the “rules of the game” in boat design; I want to highlight my philosophy and the experience acquired, thanks also to a number of important encounters with great personalities in the Yacht business”. 1973, Born in Genoa, in close contact with the sea …Read More 1973, born in Genoa, Stefano sailed from early childhood. An ancient seafaring city, for over seven centuries the capital of the Republic of the same name, Genoa is also known as La Superba (the Magnificent) and Dominante dei mari (Dominator of the Seas)! Homeland of sailors, explorers and naval architects. Any reference to the genius of Renzo Piano is not by pure chance. Besides, anyone who knows Liguria well, knows how often her weather changes its face. The wind and the sea often throw up high tides wild enough to devastate the gateways to the little villages (borghi) lying all along the Ligurian coastline. The north wind which blows in winter is taut and icy, but to anyone with the spirit of the sailor, always provides a good opportunity to set out and sail a bit. This is how Stefano first encountered the wind and the sea. Sailing is a passion passed on by his parents when he was very small. 70′ – 80′, Costa Smeralda, Sardinia …Read More “Right from the 1970s, since I was one year old my parents brought me to Sardinia three months a year where I used to play at sea with my friends. I have many remembering of that time; the 3.5 meters Zodiac , 25 hp with which my father was taking me, my brother and my mother around all the islands around Porto Cervo and few times to Lavezzi and Cavallo, or the Isola Piana in Corsica . Today, these crossings are unthinkable for many people in anything less than a 10m boat with a 200Hp engine, but in the 80′ they were quite possible and, for Stefano as a boy, they were sea-borne adventures which have remained indelible memories and experiences and have certainly influenced his life and work. My passion for the sea turned into a career . I remember snorkeling, my feats walking on sand without shoes, landing the boat on the beach and few times using candle to have dinner because light in Costa Smeralda was an option in 1973. When my father bought the 5.5 m, 115 hp Boston wailer going to Corsica was an easy ride even if sometimes I have clear remembering of big waves and rain in the middle of the Bocche di Bonifacio. It has been inevitable for me to fall in love with the sea, that is why with the age I started to look for all various shapes which are part of the life at sea. I cruised sailing cruise with the wind because of my attraction to nature, I did dive with bottles to understand that free-diving was much more my way, and I did design and build model boats to create my own . 90′, University of Architecture, Genoa (Italy) and Sevilla (Spain) …Read More He spent his teenage years in Genoa, where he built, flew and often destroyed, numerous model gliders and sail on dingue ! The reality of life in the Ligurian city began to seem a bit restrictive and he asked his parents if he could leave for the United States. He wanted to improve his English and above all… become a pilot! And so he left for San Francisco where he studied and took his private pilot’s licence at the age of 18. Having returned to Genoa, he enrolled in the Faculty of Architecture but his American experience had marked him profoundly and he longed to set off again, this time to discover Spain. In Seville, where he lived for two years while pursuing his architectural studies, he found himself in a new, and certainly very different, atmosphere from the Genoa where he had grown up. Seville can be considered the artistic, cultural and social centre of southern Spain. A city full of stimuli and fervent life, capable of involving and fascinating one for ever. And, in fact, Stefano only returned to Genoa to defend his thesis for his architecture degree, which he passed with honours. The desire to experience life far from home was still too strong and so, immediately afterwards, he returned to Spain. He began to look for his first job and, despite planning to remain in Seville, Stefano searched the world over, in the best architectural and ship designing practices. A couple of months passed and, finally, he received the interesting offer to work for the English designer, Martin Francis, at Sophia-Antipolis, France. As in the wind, so on the sea.. From gliders to yachts and so, after obtaining his degree in architecture, he was to begin his career in the world of shipbuilding. It would be a journey marked by unique experiences and significant encounters. 1997, Martin Francis design studio …Read More In July 1997, at the age of 24, the first step in his career begins with an important project at the Martin Francis studio; having only just been taken on, he has to help his Boss to design the 57m Motor Yacht SenseS, commissioned by Jack Setton. Stefano was lucky to participate in this project which was extremely important to his training. Designing SenseS gave him the opportunity, despite being a novice, to follow the whole design process starting with the development of the intial idea through to the construction of the vessel. A project which lasted three years, under the direction of Martin Francis and the constant presence of Jack Setton, SenseS is the result of a very strong synergy which came to be created between the designer and the shipowner. Jack Setton wanted to participate at first hand in the development of this design without, at the same time, obstructing the design work. There are shipowners who like to participate to a greater or lesser degree in the design process. Jack Setton was certainly not the type of owner to give a list of his wishes to the designer and ask for little changes. He participated constantly in the design and construction of his yacht, giving precise details of what he thought of the aesthetics and functionality. A constant source of ideas which were then discussed and transcribed into drawings by the studio. A form of behaviour which was out of the ordinary but typical of an owner who has always sailed and knows the sea well. The team he chose to realise SenseS certainly had talent and vast experience. A key figure was Claus Kusch, head of the Kusch Yacht Agentur studio based in Hamburg. Claus managed the construction of SenseS, selecting the yard, the suppliers, advising the owner and resolving all the problems that came up in completing such a special yacht. SenseS is, in fact, a much more complex yacht than most. Her steel hull and aluminum superstructure also incorporate the best of practical seagoing design: a purposefully high bow, vertical pilot-house windows to give optimum visibility, particularly, wide decks at both levels to provide excellent access around the yacht. It is the aft 20m of her deck that set her apart from most yachts. Central to this area is the slipway built into her stern, an inclined dry dock, whose launch and recovery operation is totally automated. The system eliminates the need for crew to connect hooks or steady a swinging load manually and can be operated at sea with the yacht in motion. There are so many gadgets that the overflow is stored temporarily on the upper heli-deck, aft of the mast. “Elegance, innovation and courage are the lessons that Jack passed on to me.” 1998, MY 104m LE GRAND BLEU …Read More During the building of SenseS, another important encounter occurs, this time with Claus Kusch, founder of Kusch Yacht Agentur and manager of SenseS. A relationship of mutual esteem and respect is established between Stefano and Claus Kusch, so much so that the German manager would ask him to design and develop the enormous 104 m LGB, “Le Grand Bleu”. At that time, Stefano was still employed by the Martin Francis studio, which agreed to give him the chance to work for Kusch. “When Claus called upon me to design Le Grand Bleu, he said – Stefano, you have to design a yacht similar to SenseS, only bigger and it has to give the impression of being majestic, powerful, like a Mercedes. Then, he shut me in a room in the Rendsburg shipyard, where he was finishing building the MY. Tatoosh, with lots of sheets of white paper and lots of coffee! I stayed in Germany for five days and, during those hours, I drew the external profile and the General Arrangement of LGB. I remember that, after having seen the first drafts, Claus told me that I had drawn something that was too technical and insisted on “she needs to be more Mercedes!”. Difficult to interpret, even if vaguely comprehensible: I had the impression that he was looking for a German design, robust, indestructible but at the same time, elegant and non-aggressive. Five days later, I delivered the drawings, the profile and the general arrangement drawn with a pencil and ruler, because at that time, portable computers were still the exclusive province of very few people. Then, he boarded an aeroplane to fly to America to show the drawings to the customer and sold the project as it was. That was Claus, a man who didn’t waste time on words. Several months later, the adventure of building Le Grand Bleu began in the Vulcan shipyard near Bremen, in Germany. As I was still employed by the Martin Francis studio, he decided to let me work in Germany three days a week and the rest of the time, in France. I thus became a frequent flyer. At that time, I was extremely surprised by the speed with which this project had been designed and sold. Today, I realise that knowing how to understand and translate the desires of each customer into designs, is fundamental to the success of a sale. For Claus, the keyword was Mercedes!” The Grand Bleu project represented an important step in Stefano’s career: apart from experience, it was a great opportunity for him to test his skills to the utmost. But, it was still too soon for him to stand on his own two feet. In 2000, he decided to leave the Francis studio, hungry for new experiences. 2000-2005, WALLY YACHT …Read More A few months later, he arrived at Wally, where he was engaged to develop the style and the construction details for the 118 wallypower. At that time, Wally was growing in leaps and bounds, had previously acquired international notoriety in the field of luxury sailing boats and the founder, Luca Bassani, had decided to try his luck in the world of motor yachts. “From 2000 to 2005, I worked in the power model style studio, first as designer and later as head of the style office, designing a series of unusual boats together with Luca Bassani. If we look at the Wally range, I mean the projects in which I was actively involved, it might seem like a manifesto of futuristic design. In reality, it was all the fruit of technique. It is a whole technology in which every line, every dimension is calibrated on the technical result.” The introduction of the 118 wallypower, in 2001, immediately raised a furore. It was a totally revolutionary boat and against all the traditional values. Certainly a design that could leave nobody indifferent, as they say: “you either love it or you hate it”. Great appreciation and strong criticism still continue today. The 118 wallypower was the beginning of a new era for Wally. From that day and for the next nine years, Stefano designed all the Wallypower range along with Luca Bassani. The gear was, after all, already engaged and in the succeeding years, they developed the 47 wallypower and the 73 wallypower. In 2005, Stefano decided that the moment had come to take the big step, he decided to open his own studio. Certainly, it wasn’t a simple decision. A strong relationship had grown with Luca during these years and the decision could have compromised that but, contrary to his initial fears, it strengthened it so much that the boss of Wally allowed him to continue their collaboration and in the following years, they developed the 64 wallypower and the 55 wally power together. 2005, PASTROVICH STUDIO …Read More In 2005, despite the satisfying life he enjoyed during the period with Wally, Stefano had never abandoned his idea of opening his own business. One day, on a dock at Fontvieille, he runs into an old acquaintance from 1998, connected with Claus Kusch, whom he had known in Rendsburg many years earlier. A collaboration begins that day that would be decisive in this, his transition period. It was Gary Wright, co-founder of YCO Company, a Brokerage & Management company, who initially entrusts Stefano with designing large bimini tops for the Sultan of Qatar’s whole fleet, which he himself was managing. It is a great opportunity for Stefano. Of course, it wasn’t bimini tops that he was interested in designing but he knew that this could be the perfect visiting card to help him enter that world that interested him so much. It was a much too important card for him and the nights spent designing bimini tops proved to be an excellent investment. He designed sunshades of incredible width, even succeeding in creating a style of his own, starting as always by calculating on the basis of function and from the system of construction. The biggest problem was not only to design a beautiful shade but to be able to make it, taking care of the structural design, the construction and the on board installation. Taking his courage in both hands, he contacted a carpenter friend and showed him the construction drawings. The design seemed to please the biminibuilder and so the adventure began. He would accompany the builder onto every boat and help him install the structures, satisfying himself that everything was exactly right, doing what every young designer ought to do: tighten a few nuts and bolts. “so much anxiety, so many sleepless nights….to get there…” Thus, these projects became his after-dinner activity during the week and the weekends for over a year. But he felt he was going in the right direction, his structures were much appreciated and confidence in his work ever-increasing. From 2006 to 2008, the office has four work stations. Orders follow one another more regularly and in 2008, after ten years, he decides to leave France to return to Genoa, Italy. It is the right moment, there are several clients and it is time to invest in a big office, on the coast just outside the centre of Genoa, with a sea view, naturally. despite the crisis we receives continuous demand for new design and refitStefano Pastrovich 2011, PASTROVICH STUDIO in Monaco, MonteCarlo …Read More In 2011 Pastrovich studio moves to Monaco with the scope to further deep into the Yachting business and create relations which would allow the office to evolve in the Research and Development.