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Cape Town studio co-designs superyacht

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The 90m ICE-Class Explorer Yacht TABOO is the newest in a series of groundbreaking designs by New York based Gill Schmid Design in collaboration with Tim Dempers Studio from Cape Town.

TABOO is designed for that special adventure and thrill seeking owner, who likes to explore the furthest corners of the globe with friends, family, and like-minded adrenalin junkies. She is a high-volume purpose built expedition yacht for extreme polar and tropical adventures, with the performativity of a commercial vessel, whilst offering the highest levels of luxury in the most remote places on earth.

Discover the world by plane, helicopter, submarine, amphibious car, supercar, a range of luxury tenders and water craft, or hot air balloon. It’s all aboard and ready to thrill you at a moment’s notice. Nothing is impossible, or out of bounds. 

Ready for a beach side night club, alfresco banquet or dual level beach parties around a magnificent glass pool, lined either side with exotic aquariums? For the owner who entertains on a grand scale, TABOO has it all, with an unprecedented range of spaces that can transform within minutes from intimate private spaces, secluded from the outside word, to party spaces with vast indoor-outdoor facilities - absolute privacy when required, openness, adaptability and an unrivalled experience of the environment and ocean at all other times.

TABOO’s "monochromatic exterior styling" sets her apart from all other vessels in her range, featuring sophisticated lines, yet keeping the language classic and refined. White one-way glazing is strategically used throughout the vessel, giving panoramic views from owner and VIP suites through to vast open party and lounge spaces. Breathtaking views and interac- tions with the environment are offered, but never at the cost of absolute privacy and seclusion when wanted.

TABOO features an open double height tender bay with an A-frame lifting arrangement, and a helicopter landing with a retractable fully enclosed helicopter garage. In addition, the spa- cious enclosed tender garages on the lower deck can accommodate tenders up to 14 metres. Any type of tender can be housed on this explorer yacht, to suit a client’s every needs. This vessel truly performs beyond its length and size.

The interiors are as unique as the exterior styling, the adaptability of the entertainment spaces being one key aspect of the designs. The large two floor guest lounge/ pool space and beach club with a full height pool located on the main and upper deck, flanked with aquariums either side, allow for an experience of swimming with the fishes when the ocean outside is just a little too cold.

Other features included are two jacuzzis, the extensive guest gym & spa area, a breathtaking cocktail lounge, expansive beach club and pool area, guest lounges and an aft summer house which can operate either as another exquisite lounge space, additional VIP guest quar- ters, or casino.

Designed to the Passenger Yacht Code, she accommodates 26-plus guests and a 40 strong crew. She offers a very spacious full deck owner suite with private offices, lounge and outdoor owner deck space.

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