While modern in its surfacing, Radiance attempts to create a feeling of timeless elegance. A single shear line draws the eye from the stern to the bow in a gentle parabolic arc further reinforced by the two tone hull.
The defining feature of Radiance is the main deck outside space and swimming pool. At an unprecedented 13m long this central feature has defined both the aesthetic and functionality of the yacht.
The strong circular form of the radiating stern is repeated in the vertical glass walls of the massive infinity pool. Sun loungers fan out as if replicating the ripples in water, their geometry defined by the division of space. Moving forward one finds the sofa area for more formal seating. Here one can relax in the shade whilst watching all of the antics in the pool. The split level terracing creates interesting spaces whilst subtly defining bar and pool areas. The raised levels affording views aft uninterrupted by hand rails.
At the shallow end of the pool a swim up bar serves drinks to guests whilst they soak up the sun or consider the views. In the floor of the pool three large windows bathe the dive club below in refracted light, further reminding the guests that whilst on a yacht, the ocean is never too far away.
With the transom door lowered the yacht’s guests can relax on the expansive bathing platform with its twin fold out staircases which are over two metres wide. Guests can swim from the stern, safe in the knowledge that entry and exit from the sea is effortless. Alternatively this area can be converted into waterside dining for up to 20 people.
Once the twin 12m tenders have been launched, the full beam beach club area provides a huge space for parties and entertaining. The fold down shell doors create large and stable platforms from which to moor the twin tenders and allow for safe and easy transitions.
The cantilevered superstructure rises up from the main deck in a gently tightening arc the higher one climbs. Moving forward, the form language sharpens, eventually culminating in the vertical blade of the classic ‘plumb’ bow. On the foredeck there is ample space for the helipad along with a further hot tub for the owner’s private use.
The sundeck features yet another bar on the aft end whilst the forward area contains a large Jacuzzi and a multitude of sun pads from which to enjoy the passing seascapes.
Internally the general arrangement provides a multitude of unusual spaces that are as much architecturally inspired as they are yacht. A double height atrium on the main deck welcomes guests into the expansive interior.
The main saloon entrance is framed by a multitude of columns giving this location the feeling of being enclosed and protected even when all the patio doors are opened. The spirit is taken from a roman atrium, which works well in the sunny environment by playing with the external light entering the area. The space which opens inside is vast, due to the double height architecture.
In this area the design focuses on keeping the space luxurious but relaxed whilst feeling welcoming and approachable. This is achieved by giving this area numerous focal points each with their own character and function such as dining, music, literature and socializing. The link between these activities is reflected in the architecture. Balancing the choice of materials in combination with the artworks acts as a bond between the focal points. Moving through this space will constantly open new perspectives on architecture and the themes of each area. All of these attributes make this saloon a great space to relax within or somewhere with a fabulous variety of entertainment options.
Speed (max): 18 knots
Range @ 16 knots: 5,500nm
PYC option available