When coming up with their blueprints, ship designers often consider the beach club as an afterthought. Although there are some exceptions, they are few and far in between. However, when space is not an issue, we get this spectacular attraction on a proposed superyacht dubbed the Onda. Francesco Struglia Design gladly showcases how to pull off an avant-garde concept.
His studio pens a 164-foot superyacht with a 30-foot beam that distributes its amenities across three extravagant decks. As with any vessel that flaunts what the elite have access to, the Onda is replete with luxurious appointments. Its name is Italian for “wave” and Struglia embodies it perfectly via the asymmetrical outline of its aft section.
Those who want a layout that equally allocates areas for a uniform look will find this jarring. Nevertheless, the rest will find this approach unique and adds to its appeal. The decks at the rear provide alternating “shaded areas and sunny areas in a whole new rhythm.”
For some al fresco dining and drinking, the top deck is the place to be. A glass roof keeps the rain away but allows natural light to filter through. Reclining and fixed lounge chairs as well as a jacuzzi are accessible here. Meanwhile, the Onda’s lower deck is where the 645-square-foot beach club with a triangular pool is.
Glass bulwarks line the bow, which also holds a 17-foot pool. The studio explains that its enclosed areas are not as opulent as what is on the outside. The Onda features a 1,000-square-foot owner’s suite — roughly the size of a small apartment. Propulsion comes from twin MTU engines to help it reach cruising speeds of up to 10 knots with a range of about 4,500 nautical miles.Discover More
Images courtesy of Francesco Struglia Design