Finalist of the renowned Showboats Design Awards, in the category Young Designer of the Year 2013, Juan Ortiz Rincon came with an exciting project called Anaconda.
The goal of this year’s Young Designer category was to create a modern, non-commercial looking 65m explorer yacht to suit the needs of an owner who is a collector of sports cars, has a relaxed approach to life, and is looking for interesting new ideas.
As for the interior, the designer has created a very interesting layout with its clear lines and open, luminous spaces, it reflects perfectly the exterior design. Panoramic windows and skylights create a direct link between inside and outside areas, always recalling the surrounding sea. The owner’s cabin for example features an inside-outside private Jacuzzi, which can be either integrated into the cabin or added to the exterior lounge area, depending on the weather conditions of the journey.
The interior layout with its rather unusual configuration is thought to profit at the most from the available space by connecting the living zones in logical orders and forming multi-purpose areas where appropriate. This approach of zoning allows introducing several special features, like a hot air balloon departure, a private starlight observation lounge, a health spa and different thematic bars, taking the spirit of an explorer vessel to another level.
Juan Ortiz Rincon is a 23 year old Colombian Industrial Design student at the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina. He is a passionate sailor and traveler: “Ever since I was a child, I have had a great deal of curiosity about the charms and mysteries of the oceans and the vessels that sail it,” explains Ortiz Rincon. “This curiosity, over the years has turned into a passion for sailing and yacht design. I am particularly fascinated with the study and exploration of human factors, technologies and morphologies, which, applied to objects and spaces, generate a more efficient use of resources and maximize the comfort.”
Photos: Courtesy of Juan Ortiz Rincon