A fresh design approach, the art of working with aluminum and powerful entertainment potential – soon the Mediterranean charter fleet will be replenished with a new yacht from the Italian shipyard Admiral.
Argo, E Motion, C-Force, Maxima, Mito, Momentum – the conceptual variety of superyacht concepts over 50 meters long by the Italian company Admiral Yachts (Italian Sea Group) is impressive. But all of them would have remained only beautiful projects if the shipyard had not implemented them step by step. Last year, the 65-meter Life Saga (G-Force project) was transferred to the owner, now work is underway on the vessel on the 55-meter S-Force engineering platform, designed according to a different principle.
Always striving to diversify its craft, Admiral Yachts has developed many promising projects in recent years, and S-Force is one of the most exciting of them. No continuity and traditions in their usual sense and no conventions at the start – just a white sheet of Whatman paper, a pencil and a flight of designers’ imagination … The first boat of the series was the Quinta Essentia built in 2016, which received a spectacular white and cherry hull color.
Work on a new superyacht, dubbed Geco, is already underway at Admiral Yachts’ Carrara facility, with a launch scheduled for this summer. “We are extremely proud to have built this yacht, which will undoubtedly take Admiral to the next level, confirming the positive trend in the Italian Sea Group,” says Giuseppe Taranto, vice president of the holding. “This project will draw attention to itself thanks to the unique and attractive design, developed exclusively by our own specialists.”
499 reg. t
2 × Cat C32 Acert (1900 HP)
3,500 miles (12 knots)
12 people (6 cabins)
13 people (5 cabins)
Hull / superstructure material:
Gian marco campanino
The launch of the 55-meter yacht is scheduled for this summer.
Rest in a new way
The Geco has a modern and fresh look with its low profile, almost vertical bow, light streamlined shape and increased open spaces in the aft decks. Perfect mastery of the technologies of working with aluminum made it possible to create complex rounded forms of the freeboard structures of the main deck, which are more common on hulls made of composite materials. And yet the boat’s design doesn’t look extraordinary. As befits a serious shipyard, Admiral presented its vision of the “new” in a more subtle way, and the main emphasis was on the layout of the decks and space in the bow and stern.
The Geco bow platform, round in plan, protruding beyond the side line, is multifunctional. It can host a helicopter with guests (it works on the touch & go principle) and become a great place to relax: it doesn’t matter if the guests decide to sunbathe, have a noisy party, or just have a chat sitting around a fire bowl – the effect called “only we and the sea ”is guaranteed.
The designers paid special attention to the space in the bow and stern of the yacht
Recently, using the expression “beach club” in relation to yachts, not everyone ponders how much it really is a club – a place for socializing “by interests” in a private environment. In the case of Geco, this area in the stern lives up to its name. Teak was not spared on the design of the spacious platform by the water: the general color scheme here is set precisely by this noble material. The “club” is protected from the wind and prying eyes by high sides with tinted windows, under which there are stationary sun loungers. The central teak section forms a single “canvas” that, starting at the transom, goes through the entire “club” and descends to the water, forming an overhang at the edge of the bathing platform, which hides a massive retractable bathing ladder. This “beach club” looks like an ideal place for sunbathing and sunbathing, and in the evening there is an additional dining area. Two staircases lead to the main deck, enveloping the covered part of the “club”, above which sun loungers with excellent views are stretched.
The upper deck is designed so that the transition between the closed and open areas is invisible and smooth. The effect is achieved thanks to the sliding glass doors between the salon and the al fresco dining group for 10 people. These zones are also united by an extended wetbar decorated with honey-colored onyx panels – an ideal place for tasting wines from their own “cellars” or for an aperitif.
The cozy sun deck is reserved for recreation areas and outdoor sports (there is an exercise bike and a treadmill), and its decoration is a tall jacuzzi, the forms of which are in complete harmony with the overall design of the decks.
The dominant feature of the sundeck is a large jacuzzi
Relaxing on the overboard round platform in the bow will leave an unforgettable experience
The al fresco area on the upper deck is the perfect place to dine in fine weather
The Beach Club is one of the most attractive places on Geco
Harmony in interiors
Geco’s light, modern interiors, designed in noble shades of cappuccino, complete the look of a stylish and original yacht, started by the shapes and matt hull surfaces. The desire of the designers to create luxurious and at the same time homely cozy spaces, based on the traditions of the French and Italian schools, is quite clearly read here. Boiserie wood panels have been used on the walls and other vertical surfaces, which, like the carved chairs on the upper deck, bring a touch of classics to Geco interiors with warm Calacatta Gold marble, mirrors, oak and zebrano woods, wall and ceiling panels made of leather. The neutral and generally light color palette is diversified by color accents such as wenge, dark blue and cognac, and the interiors are complemented by the work of masters of black and white photography.
In the main saloon, filled with natural light, with a mirrored front wall, which houses a massive TV panel, two symmetrical sofa groups have taken up seats along the windows, creating separate areas of communication. Adjacent to the salon is a rotunda-shaped dining area, and the dining room is decorated with a huge chandelier with hundreds of tubular elements of different height, giving soft light to a round marble table.
The Geco has six guest cabins. The refined owner’s suite and VIP cabin are spread across the entire width of the main deck. The rest of the guest cabins are located in the central section of the lower deck; there are also five cabins for 13 crew members – they have separate access to working areas. Here, on the lower deck, there is also a tender garage (ZAR, 6 m), and storage for all kinds of water “toys”: jet skis, water skis, seabobs, wakeboards, kayaks with a transparent bottom, inflatable slides, etc. But this not all: for the most efficient use of all this arsenal, there is also the Evo 43 Khaleesi – a powerful stylish tender with rich functionality, developing speeds up to 40 knots.
Two seating groups in the main salon create separate social areas
The rotunda dining room is decorated with a huge chandelier
The master stateroom on the main deck has its own studio
A staircase can also be an art object
The S-Force technical platform is an all-aluminum semi-displacement yacht. Two powerful 1900 hp Caterpillar C32 Acert diesel engines from. guarantee the vessel a maximum of 18 knots, and at a speed of 12 knots, the cruising range will be 3,500 miles. Stabilizers are designed to provide comfort on board in rough conditions (including in the parking lot).
To match the characteristics of the yacht and its name. The ancients believed that the male name Geco is characterized by a tendency to continuous movement, a love of freedom and change of places (seaworthiness), attention to detail (quality of construction), confidence in the successful outcome of the business begun (reliability) and the wealth of the inner world (interiors), where it is almost impossible for an outsider to penetrate. And the material that brings good luck to the one who bears the Geco name is aluminum.
From deck layouts with ample space for socializing and lounging to the design of each individual guest cabin, everything at Geco has been designed for an exceptionally luxurious charter. So far, the priority area for the yacht will be the waters of Greece, and she will be able to receive the first guests in the summer. And it looks like Geco will have few competitors in this region.