Exterior / Interior Concept Design: Pastrovich Studio
Ocean Tug is a preliminary design for a reconversion from an ocean going tug to a private yacht made by Stefano Pastrovich.
Exterior design. The first step of the project was studing the important lines which define the soul of the ship, to understand her history and what type of construction allowed her to sail for such a long time…Read More
So Stefano began to strip the design of all those structures which, in his opinion, have been added during thirty years at sea and various changes of owners. The sheer line was one of the first things which he brought back to its primordial elegance, restoring its unified character. Then he made the two long fenders on the hull stand out, a timeless symbol of this ship’s hard life. Another symbol he wanted to emphasize were the two very tall masts, which for years were used for spotting ships in difficulty, trapped by storms in the Oceans. Tall and slender, recognizable on the horizon. He decided to throw them into focus using the same dark grey colour as the hull.
Once the lines had been brought back to their genuine selves, it was time to add in the stern a new piece of superstructure to that already existing. A delicate operation because the risks is to over-design and over-build for the benefit of more interior space, but to the detriment of the beauty of the external profile. Of great help to Stefano was the design of Lone Ranger, the sister ship already restored some years earlier by Jack Setton. His idea was to work much more on the interior layout to create a more contemporary lifestyle on-board and, at the same time, contain the dimensions of the new external structure.
The General arrangement. Pastrovich began to ponder how to redesign the layout of the interiors and how to integrate them with the existing technical areas, crew space and external terraces.
The number one rule in designing the layout of a vessel is to rationalize the spaces, reducing the amount of hallway connecting the various zones as much as possible.
Rule number two is to make the hallway very short but wider than usual so as to be able to install interesting furniture such as bookcase, console, sofa etc. Hallways which become places where you can stop and not just dash along.
This is the reason why the layout was developed with a central hallway which opens out at points along its length to form little areas for relaxing, studying and eating lunch, zones that are more private than the main saloon. Finally, he decided to create a space which is absolutely special in yachts, the forward panoramic veranda with a 180° view, positioned over the wheelhouse. Most of its ceiling can be opened giving a splendid nighttime view of the starry sky. The two mast supports cross this room, emphasizing the historic character of the vessel.