The new agreement announces another three-year partnership between Zuccon and Bluegame’s parent company Sanlorenzo Yachts – following almost three years of collaborating.
Bluegame founder Luca Santella so commented the partnership: “I had the chance to work with Bernardo (Zuccon architect) – and with Zuccon International Project – on new models and ideas as the coordinator of Sanlorenzo projects and so it came naturally for me to continue the partnership.”
The partnership starts with the aim of restyling the two historic sports utilities BG40 and BG60, which were designed by Bluegame founder Luca Santella in the early 2000s while retaining and consolidating the yard’s original design philosophy.
Naval architects Martina and Bernardo Zuccon, daughter and son of the studio’s founder, are working closely with Santella, to update the style of the two boats in coherence with the initial concept.
Bernardo Zuccon expressed the designers’ enthusiasm about the collaboration: “We’re very enthusiastic about this partnership, because we think a captivating story can still be written about these designs: the Bluegame models are extremely up-to-date products that retain their powerful functional and stylistic appeal, even though they were created over 10 years ago.”
Both the entry-level BG42 and the BG62 are defined by “life on board” that is predominately outdoor, offering an entirely deck-based experience. The concept originates from the world of sailing yachts where Santella began his career and is a characteristic that the architects at Zuccon have decided to highlight further. The firm’s work will focus on diversifying the ways the exterior spaces can be used, without neglecting the liveability of the night area. This extends into the interior layout with the intentions of improving their versatility.
The two restyled models, to be launched in the course of this summer, will have their official debut at the upcoming edition of the Cannes Yachting Festival in September.
The ongoing partnership is also working on other projects to extend the range, as hinted by Luca Santella: “As well as these two new models, which we’ll be launching this summer, we also have ideas for many other projects to complete and extend the range.”