The A Group reveals 85m concept Project Affinity

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Monaco-based design studio The A Group has released details of its latest concept, the 85-metre (277-foot) Project Affinity, which is an evolution of its 2015 concept A470.

Developed in collaboration with SuperYachtsMonaco, this tri-deck design was revisited after a series of successful residential design projects. The resultant design, named Project Affinity, balances curvaceous elements with a single unbroken sheerline running all the way from the beach club to the bow. Vital statistics include a 14-metre beam and a total internal volume of 2,250GT.

In a statement, the studio explained, “The design is targeted towards owners who are looking for efficiency, both in build and in operation. [Our] in-depth knowledge of the latest Red Ensign Group Yacht Code rules development means that all drawings provided are already at a mature stage.”

With an airy, glass-dominant design, full-height sliding glass doors lead into the gym and spa area, which measures 100 square metres (328 square foot) and includes a sauna, hammam, massage room and hairdressing salon.

Moving upwards, a six-metre swimming pool and adjoining ten-person Jacuzzi dominate the main aft deck, with guests able to soak up the rays on four sunloungers in this area. Other key features include an on-board cinema, a lift serving all decks, and an indoor/outdoor dining area that can be easily opened up to the elements.

MCA and Lloyd’s compliant, Project Affinity would offer accommodation for up to 12 guests split across six staterooms, including a master suite that measures 100 square metres (328 square foot) and five double guest suites that measure 25 square metres (82 square foot) each. Meanwhile, the crew quarters would be suitable for a staff of up to 32 people.

No build partner has been chosen as yet, but power would come from a twin-screw propulsion system for a top speed of 20 knots and comfortable cruising at 18 knots.

When trimmed back to her economical speed of 14 knots, Project Affinity would boast a globetrotting range of 6,000 nautical miles thanks to a slender and efficient hull shape, which is equally well suited to diesel or hybrid propulsion.