Brandishing the waters with an exciting new visual experience, Oceanco has collaborated with Van Geest Design to bring a new dimension to the world of yachts. Whether you’ve considered it or not, lighting is the design factor that holds perhaps the most power over the presence and atmosphere of a design. With this in mind, the collaboration went to work to make ‘Moon Stone’ a sparkling reality.
With more than 30 years of experience in the field of interior and exterior yacht design, as well as an eye for innovation and unique designs, Dutch-born Van Geest Design were the team that Oceanco chose to help create their vision. Moon Stone is a 90 meter superyacht that interacts with its surroundings in ways previously unimagined. Using advanced lighting construction, the yacht has the ability to anticipate and respond to different moments of the day. Working side by side with Temeloy Advanced Lighting Design, a mosaic of triangular facets frame the rounded hull to create an aesthetically capturing surface, much like the face of a gem stone, whilst keeping the shape uncluttered and unadulterated. The panels function just as they should, meeting the latest regulations; they’re shock and impact resistant, whilst being able to handle sea water and rigorous yacht use.
It’s these triangle facets that illuminate the Moon Stone, making it stand out like a diamond in the dirt. In the day they capture the rays of the sun and the shimmers of the sea, whilst in the night the 300 individually dimmable lights perform a show to be captured on the waves and enjoyed by the guests. The lights can be programmed in numerous pattern possibilities, creating a twinkling display, all controlled by the owner through a mobile device. The lights themselves will be powered by 750 square feet of solar panels to be placed atop the yacht’s superstructure. Estimations suggest that a day of sunlight should power 3 hours of the nighttime spectacles.
The interior contents of the yacht follows suit with its majestic appearance. It features a transom swimming pool with dimmable lights and a transparent wall, as well as a huge overhead panel that has a backlit wall connected to a fisheye camera, presenting passengers with mesmerizing views of starlit skies and stunning sunsets. She also features a light along the waterline that clearly defines where the yacht meets with the sea. However, the most visually immersive feature of the design has to be the interplay of the lights as they bounce off the waves that surround them.
Beyond aesthetics, Moon Stone includes a full owner’s deck, a large gym, a spa, a cinema, a skydeck offering 360 degree views, and a touch-and-go helipad.