The 90.13-metre superyacht DAR has been photographed at anchor in the bay of Cala di Volpe - Sardinia, Italy. The superyacht delivered in 2018 represents one of the most spectacular designs by Italian Nuvolari Lenard.
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The 90-metre Oceanco superyacht first known as Project Shark, features edgy exterior styling by DeBasto Design with an unprecedented exterior glass decoration of nearly 24 tons and nearly 400 square metres.
Her design was conceived to maximise opportunities for outdoor living and to have direct contact with the marine environment. While DAR yields a massive amount of volume, DeBasto has ensured that the profile remains long, sporty and lean without a top- heavy superstructure.
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The vessel was dubbed ‘Project Shark’, as the wing stations when viewed from above, bear a distinct resemblance to a hammerhead shark, while the mast in profile is shaped like a fin, contrasting with the flowing rhythm of the hull below.
Luiz DeBasto indicated upon her launch:
The profile has a unique sense of contrast and homogeneity between the dark glass and the white balconies, providing a constant exchange in shape and lines between the two elements. My initial drawings may have looked like a futuristic concept, yet she is now a very real yacht.
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DAR’s detailed interior by Nuvolari Lenard works well with the exterior by taking advantage of the extraordinary floor-to-ceiling views from nearly everywhere on board. According to Nuvolari Lenard, the owners preferred delicate and sophisticated use of alternative materials and finishes such as fine fabrics, wallpaper, 3D lacquer and lots of upholstery.
The interior woods include different shades of sycamore fiddleback, small details in tinted Brazilian carballo wood, and the copious use of maple bleached gray. Other accents include bas-reliefs; metallic surfaces and 3D cut leather panels.
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Valentina Zannier, chief interior designer with Nuvolari Lenard, commented earlier:
The main theme is nature, starting from blossom cascades, and moving to feathers, fish, waves and so on. It is all nicely integrated in a fluent feeling that would make every guest feel very comfortable in any room, any time of the day. The richness is almost invisible because it’s expressed by the quality of the details and the tasteful combination of complete bespoke finishes.
The entire upper deck is dedicated to the owners and has been specifically designed without walk-around passages to ensure complete privacy. Alternatively, the owners have access to the outside via private balconies, which flood the interior space with light and offer incredible views. The owners also have access to their own private forward- facing Jacuzzi.
Other key features include a helipad, two elevators - one for guests and one for its crew of 31, a diving centre, hammam and sauna.
In addition to head-turning aesthetics and advanced technology, DAR is the first yacht to ever achieve the Lloyd’s Integrated Bridge System (IBS) notation. Oceanco has picked up several design industry awards with the vessel, including the ‘Best Displacement Motor Yacht of 2,000 GT and Above’ at the World Superyacht Awards, 2019.
According to the MarineTraffic, the vessel is currently floating near Porto Rotondo, in the proximity of Porto Cervo.
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