Exterior / Interior Concept Design: Pastrovich Studio
Engine / Propulsion system: Wärtsilä
Shipyard: Fincantieri Yachts
In 2016, the IMO Tier III rules will enter into force, imposing a severe reduction in NOx emissions. Pastrovich Studio, Fincantieri Yachts and Wärtsilä decided to explore this point together developing the innovative 99m Xvintage which integrates the dual fuel LNG technology (Liquified natural Gas). Pastrovich Studio has developed the exterior and interior concept design, the GA and the extraordinary integration of LNG technology…Read More
Contrary to what many might think, designing a new vessel with multiple technical requirements can be not merely a challenge, but actually a somewhat easier way to sort out new design ideas. The technical constrains dictate the goal to achieve, and it was on this premise that the design of the Xvintage 99m motor yacht was born.
The scope was clear in that certain requirements that Fincantieri, Pastrovich and Wärtsilä thought very challenging and forward thinking, needed to be satisfied – design born around function.
In life, finding a way to increase adrenaline, and to discover a means for solving problems in a greater way, can be difficult. In the end, culture and experience are the necessary ingredients to get a clear vision of what we are doing.Stefano Pastrovich
A beach house with a private island is what we have in mind; the dream of “the island” or “Niki beach”. The soul of this project is to reflect the luxury of a simple life at sea. Sand, teak, linen, water, fire, bamboo, exotic fruits: these are some of the elements that we have used as inspiration. Once the tender has been launched at sea, the aft deck becomes a terrace. The side hull opens to become an extension of the terrace. The hangar ceiling slides outside to give shade during lunch, or while watching a movie on the large screen. The advantage of such a large open area is the flexibility the space offers to be adapted to different uses.
The Xvintage 99m motor yacht has been designed with open spaces and loose furniture. This provides a free and peaceful atmosphere, without designer constrains but with a lot of flexibility to let the owner decide his best view, his best sofa for reading, his best table to have breakfast, his best place to dance. It was decided to provide 100% freedom to change.
Pure luxury is probably freedom.Stefano Pastrovich
Since achitecture cannot compete with nature in terms of beauty, elegance and emotions, it was decided to play with it and use all natural materials where possible: candles to light the deck at night, sofas made with bamboo, flowers, coconut wood, natural rugs, Japanese paper to soften the artificial lighting.
Flexible dual-fuel power and propulsion systems
The dual-fuel power and propulsion system of the Xvintage 99m motor yacht is based on the Wärtsilä 20DF dual-fuel engine, a compact unit providing all the advantages of fuel flexibility. This allows owners and operators to opt for the most suitable fuel (natural gas, marine diesel oil, heavy fuel oil, or even liquid biofuel) taking into account local environmental restrictions, fuel price variations, and fuel bunkering possibilities. Additionally, Wärtsilä dual-fuel engines have the ability to automatically switch from one fuel to another without any loss in speed or power output. In gas operation mode, Wärtsilä DF engines are already compliant with the forthcoming IMO Tier III regulations without the need for any secondary exhaust gas purification systems. Wärtsilä’s dual-fuel engine sets are fitted with alternators mounted on a common bedframe, and by utilizing double mounting arrangements, even the most stringent standards for low levels of noise and vibration can be met.
Wärtsilä’s LNGPac is a complete solution for LNG bunkering, and the safe and convenient storage of gas fuel on board. The LNGPac is designed with safety and simplicity in mind. It is a complete system with a seamless interface to all other Wärtsilä equipment and systems in the yacht, thereby ensuring efficient operations. LNGPac is a safe and cost efficient approach.