Abbasli Design sees red with its latest superyacht concept.
The fledgling studio, which is located in the heart of the Caspian Sea, has just unveiled a new 147ft finished in a deep cherry red that demands attention. The showstopper was named Caspian Star in honor of Abbasli’s entry into the industry in 2020.
“I wanted to highlight that a ‘star’ yacht design studio is rising in the Caspian,” said founder Ujal Abbasli. Robb Report by email. “We are the first and only studio of its kind in the region.”
Touted as a motor yacht with the soul of an expedition vessel, Caspian Star features a sturdy steel hull that can slice through the waves and a lightweight aluminum superstructure to reduce overall weight. As a result, the yacht has a draft of around seven feet which will allow her to navigate both shallow and deep waters.
Unlike Caspian Star’s rather flashy exterior, the interior is fairly understated, with a sandy hue palette, cream furnishings, and large picture windows that create a sense of openness throughout. At 29 feet wide, the yacht also has a generous layout, with five large cabins that can accommodate up to 10 guests and four cabins that can accommodate up to seven crew.
Abbasli says the crown jewel of Caspian Star is the rear deck. Fitted with folding side platforms, the beach club can be expanded on a whim and features a cascading infinity pool in the center. It is also large enough to hold a 23ft tender or three jet skis. There is another tiered pool forward which connects a lavish upper deck saloon to a spacious social area forward. Not to be outdone, the terrace offers a covered dining area, a front bar with lounge chairs and stunning views, of course.
Abbasli has yet to choose propulsion, as the project is still in the design stage and has not yet been developed with a naval architect or potential shipyard. However, the designer suggests twin MTU 16V 2000 M96L engines, which will give the vessel an estimated top speed of 22 knots and a cruising speed of 17 knots.
If the Abbasli team continues with designs like this, it might give other studios reason to sweat.
Click here to see all the Caspian Star concept photos.