WORK IN PROGRESS | HYDRO TEC CROSSBOW
By Mary Hegarty and Désirée Sormani
The new flagship of the ISA Yachts Sport Coupé line is Concept “Crossbow”, a clever 100-metre all-aluminium superyacht from Sergio Cutolo’s Hydro Tec that will be fast, light and sleekly sporty. Hydro Tec has designed the yacht to give the impression of large continuous glass to achieve a curved windscreen. A great curve of glass makes up the windshield which creates a vast double-height forward-facing interior lounge. Flexibility is the name of the game in the interior layout – possibilities include a private owner’s deck or a very large owner’s suite on the upper deck. Speed is the focus in the exterior deck areas – fixed furniture has been kept light and is nicely protected from the wind. At anchor, the bow area can be transformed into a very generous entertaining or sunning zone too. Extra toys and tenders are not a problem either with no need for a support vessel. In fact, there is an opening heli-hanger on the foredeck and two 9.5-metre tenders and toys are stowed in the stern garage ahead of the 135 sqm beachclub. A shallow 3.5-metre draft means that Hydro Tec Crossbow will also glide into many areas off limits to most yachts of her size.