Fincantieri, VegaYachts, The A Group and Yachtzoo establish a venerable nucleus behind Project Atom.
While an atom is very small indeed—the invisible smallest constituent unit of ordinary matter—this one, at 443 feet (135 meters) in length, is anything but small. Project Atom is a state-of-the-art yacht concept created by VegaYachts and The A Group in coordination with Fincantieri Yachts.
She was commissioned by a client who decided not to continue after the pre-engineering phase. Rather than shelve the project, the team behind Project Atom is further developing her and promoting her for sale. According to Monaco-based Guy Marchal, who worked at VegaYachts during the development phase and recently joined Yachtzoo brokerage and yacht management, “The good news is that a new client will beneft from an existing development and that we can move ahead quickly.”
Project Atom would join the new generation of yachts using diesel-electric propulsion. The A Group and Fincantieri developed her system, which will be driven by six MTU generators using two electrically driven Azipods, making her capable of a top speed of 18 knots.
Unusually, and because her sheer size will allow for it, Project Atom has two helicopter landing pads. For additional transportation, a garage will accommodate two 39-foot (12-meter) limo tenders as well as a submarine launching facility.
Project Atom’s high volume—an understatement—of
loa: 443ft. (135m) beam: 65ft. (20m) air DrafT: 95ft. (29m) consTrUcTion: steel and aluminum Gross TonnaGe: 8,800 (estimated) enGines: 2 x 3,500kW ProPUlsion: 2 x Azipods (electrically driven) sPeeD (cruise): 16 knots 8,800 gross tons accommodates 14 guests in seven staterooms. Six staff cabins are near the guest cabins for convenience, and further accommodations support 43 crew. She’ll have a whopping 23,680 square feet (2,200 square meters) of exterior space over four decks.
Two elevators will provide access to all decks. The lower deck offers a beach club with an indoor pool as well as a gym, spa, hammam, relaxation areas and a medical room. The main deck hosts the cinema room as well as six of the VIP staterooms—each inclusive of its own salon and his-and-her head. The upper deck houses the owner’s apartment with a private salon, master stateroom, offce and private terrace facing forward. Aft on the owner’s deck is a 3,229-square-foot (300-square-meter) salon with a view over the infnity pool.
On the sundeck is the formal dining room for 24 guests, a guest atrium, another salon and an outside dining and relaxation area. Forward on this same deck is the bridge, ship’s offce and offcers’ area. The top deck is dedicated to outside entertainment with a sunbathing area, pantry, bar and spa tub.
According to the management team, build time is expected to be 52 months.