Stephens Waring Yacht Design have been shortlisted for the International Yacht & Aviation Awards 2014, with their project Citronella entering the Yacht Concept Design up to 30m category.
Designed for cruising in style and comfortable picnicking, the Citronella sedan concept redefines the balance between function and style for a traditional yacht tailored by elements of classic car graces. A brief that calls for simple and clean arrangement, the yacht offers a bit more heft and comfort than a day boat, yet its design stretches out a set of bullet-points in a spirited mission of speed, elegance and use-ability. Citronella is a jump from the “downeast” inspired picnic boat concept, though she makes a roomy and easily handled cruiser.
Onboard creature comforts range from fully appointed galley and stand-alone shower stall to zoned air-conditioning and state-of-the-art electronics & engine controls. The general arrangement lends to entertaining guests while on cocktail cruise, or as live-aboard for a couple spending time together on a harbour hopping tour. The power plant is spec’d with twin Volvo IPS series 400 drives, each operating at 300 hp. The light-weight and highly-efficient propulsion package will mean top speeds exceeding 32 knots and quick passages cruising nicely at 28 knots. IPS delivers intuitive joystick manoeuvrability and handling while docking or in tight quarters–adding yet another facet to enjoying a fantastic experience on the water.