The new 42-metre Fast Cruiser superyacht concept has been developed by FG Yacht Design and Duck Design. This sailing yacht harmoniously combines a modern and traditional approach to a performance cruiser.
The wheelhouse’s lines recall larger and more traditional sailing yachts, while the hull features a modern shape. The raised structure provides generous indoor spaces, while the hull leads to an outdoor entertainment area featuring a beach club. Amazing views and plenty of natural light are allowed in by large windows, without compromising the helmsman’s visibility over the foredeck.
The yacht’s tender is stored below deck on the foredeck in a custom built space: this area turns into a Jacuzzi once the tender has been launched.
FG Yachts was founded in 2015 by Matteo Magherini, who studied Mechanical Engineering in Rome and Naval Architecture at the University of Southampton (UK). He started his career in the Netherlands, where he collaborated with the engineering and design offices of some of the most iconic shipbuilders. He is currently working as Naval Architect for a British engineering company specializing in megayachts. FG has a flexible and international approach, so commented by Magherini: “Take Dutch engineering, shape it with UK management skills and rational thinking. This, driven by Italian ingenuity, will result in the perfect vessel”.
The Duck Design Studio was founded by Massimo Paperini, an architect who started working as yacht designer in 1980. Until 1990 he designed various award-winning sailing racing boats, and worked as consultant for Federazione Italiana Vela for the rating rules at the ORC in London. From 1985 to 1990 he was FIV Team Manager for the Offshore World Championships and for the Admiral’s Cup. Since then, he has been designing both power and sailing yachts and 3 World Championships, and is now also focusing on megayachts and refitting.