Frontier, a superyacht for sailing in the remotest parts of the world

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The Sorgiovanni Designs studio unveils Frontier, a 99 m long expedition superyacht whose main feature is a huge deck reserved for the helipad.

Explore the world

"In the 18th century, the term 'frontier' was frequently used during the colonial period in Australia to refer to the unknown or the barbarians who lived outside the country, the frontier, the frontier country, the frontiers of civilization." explains Australian designer Sam Sorgiovanni.

It is in this sense that he presents Frontier, a luxurious 99 m (325 ft) expedition superyacht to set out to explore other countries and discover other civilizations with the soul of an explorer. Her inverted icebreaker bow allows her to navigate in the polar regions in the greatest comfort.

A bridge as a helipad

One of the main characteristics of the superyacht is its helipad installed on the stern of the boat. Usually, this surface is usually found on the huge foredeck. With a dimension of 15x15 m, the helipad is mounted on hydraulic jacks that allow the deck to slide backwards to accommodate the helicopter. Once the helicopter is in flight, it retracts.

When not in use, this deck can be used as an extension to the already large sunbathing area of the pool. It can also be transformed into a dance floor or even as a second outdoor gym. The main gym being installed inside the bridge deck.

Large outdoor areas

The generous deck areas accommodate a wide range of amenities including an outdoor bar and jacuzzi on the observation deck, surrounded by a circular sunbathing area. There is a beautiful 9x4 m swimming pool with glass area at the rear of the huge 250 m2 owner's deck, as well as a relaxation area to enjoy the cruise.

A very large beach club

Another of Frontier's highlights is its spectacular two-storey beach club with a bar and relaxation area overlooking a folding platform with direct access to the sea. This beach club area features a massage room, a sauna and steam room and a second Jacuzzi with sun loungers. The spa area leads to a fully equipped garage housing two 80-foot (25 m) tenders, additional space for two 50-foot (15 m) hovercraft, two 25-foot (+15 m) tenders and 4 jet skis.

12 guests and 34 crew members

The accommodation can accommodate up to 12 people in 6 double cabins on the lower deck, all with en-suite bathrooms. The owners can enjoy their spacious suite on the upper deck with its private salon, office and direct access to the pool. 34 crew members can take place on board.

On the main deck there is a large home cinema area, a dining room for 20 people, a games room and an observation lounge located in the bow section, with access to the outside to enjoy the panorama.

Interior design based on nature

The interior design reflects the designer's Australian influences and his taste for natural materials such as egg shells, seeds, fast growing tree wood, stones, bark. For the construction, the studio chose a steel shell and an aluminium superstructure. Two diesel engines will allow it to reach a top speed of 19 to 20 knots and a cruising speed of 15/16 knots.

The designer has also thought of some innovations to reduce his footprint in the places he will visit, such as systems to manage exhaust fumes and to manage the organization and storage of waste.