Yachting Director at The A group – November 2016
The A group has announced that Matthew Pegrum takes the position of Yachting Director.
“Matt Pegrum joined The A group 9 years ago as Naval Architect from a background in military and high speed vessel design. He has gained a lot of experience in the yachting industry and he is well-known by all the main key-players, brokers, shipyards etc.” says Richard Hein CEO of the design studio. « Matt will bring a new technical and constructive approach to our design studio together with extensive strategic and construction management experience. »
Richard Hein will remain the Founder and Creative Director of The A group and will continue to assist in the daily management and development of design opportunities.
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ACUORE (110m project) – AUGUST 2016
The A group gained unprecedented experience of the new Passenger Yacht Code by being the Architect/Exterior Designer of the yacht IDynasty built at Kusch Yachts through our VegaYachts management and contracting structure. When delivered in July 2015, IDynasty was the first yacht completed to full PYC certification without additional restrictions. When a request was received to develop a new project of 110m, this experience proved to be invaluable.
The exterior design of ACUORE is a harmonious combination of pure curves and taut lines resulting in a clean and sleek profile. The design signature of The A group, the “glass shark fin”, located on the Top Deck provides this area with exceptional brightness and adds an original touch to the overall profile.
The vertical bow gives her a modern shape with more Lower Deck volume, increased fuel efficiency and good seakeeping performance.
The original shape of the aft coach-roofs on each deck and their bi-colour paint visually reduce the thickness of the deck. From the Top Deck down to the Lower Deck ACUORE offers large, comfortable exterior aft deck areas. A helipad is located forward on top of the enclosed Fore Deck.
The entertainment area is located aft on the Lower Deck and includes a cinema equipped with the latest Audio Visual technology; a gym with a private fold down sea terrace; hair dressing and massage rooms; and a full beam Spa area incorporating sauna, hamman and relaxation spaces with floor to ceiling sliding windows opening onto the aft platform.
All the decks are accessible by a glass lift. From the Main Deck up to the Sun Deck, Guests can also use a majestic half-moon main staircase with a vision starboard and portside.
The Main Deck houses 8 guest cabins amid-ship and a vast living area, with exceptional high ceilings, occupies the aft part of this deck. It includes a bar and the main salon with direct access to the aft deck and its 10.50m long pool and sunbathing area. 2 VIP suites are located on the Upper Deck as well as the interior/exterior dining room opening on a large exterior deck.
In this spacious layout, the Sun Deck is for the exclusive use of the Owners. Private apartments are located forward with a family salon and exterior relaxing area aft. Just above, on the Top Deck, a Jacuzzi and Observation Lounge complete the amenities.
Boat International Media has confirmed that IDYNASTY has been shortlisted as a finalist for the World Superyacht Awards 2016 !
New 85m project A470 by The A group – October 2015
During discussions with our clients, it is sometimes remarked that megayacht layouts can be too complex in the way that they duplicate similar spaces, certain areas being rarely used.
With the A470, The A group has tried to rationalize the interior arrangement, offering, for example, only one dining area but with an original interior/exterior layout ; only one salon but with huge expansive volumes and significant ceiling height…
Thanks to these improvements, the proposed GA includes, in only 5 decks, spacious owners’ and guests’ cabins, a large indoor cinema, a comfortable gym/spa area, etc. Exterior spaces are privileged with extensive areas to relax, bar, pool/sunbathing, Jacuzzi and a beach terrace aft.
Designed to LY3, this innovative project is tailor-made for a client in search of sea-going comfort, with all the essential living and entertaining functionality.
Due to the resulting low profile, the A470 has very sleek lines and her exterior design includes the design signature of The A group : “glass shark fin”, pure lines, simplicity to serve the exceptional !
135 metre project ATOM – July 2015
Project ATOM has been designed by the A Group and pre-engineered by Fincantieri. With her high volume of 8.800 Gross Tons, Atom can comfortably accommodate 14 guests : the Owner’s apartments are located on the upper deck and the 6 vast VIP staterooms are on the main deck.
The amenities include : 2 helicopter landing areas ; 2 x 12m limo tenders ; a cinema ; a beach club with enclosed pool, gym and spa areas ; infinity pool ; Jacuzzi…
This fantastic project is for sale through Yachtzoo-Monaco.
V853 launched – November 2014
V853 (101m) has been launched on Thursday 6 November at Kusch Yachts shipyard in Wewelsfleth – Germany.
Richard HEIN says : “V853 is the first VegaYachts with a design and naval architecture by The A group. The contract for this construction was signed at the end of 2011 with Kusch Yachts with a keel laying in February 2012. Since then, we have worked closely with the shipyard, the interior designer (Studio Massari) and the owner’s team to ensure the vessel is built to the highest North-European/German quality and meets the owner’s expectations. This launching is an important step in the construction process and we are now all concentrating our efforts in the finalization of the interior outfitting.”
New “A400″ design: The SuperYacht Cruiser – October 2014
Should you wish to leave your office in central USA by mid-day and be in the warm waters of the Bahamas by dinner time onboard your super-yacht, the A400 is right for you ! Being a large and voluminous yacht doesn’t mean you cannot anchor in shallow waters in Caribbean or any other heavenly seas…
The A group has designed an innovative project of 100m in LOA (328’) with a draft of only 3.9m (13’) and a speed in excess of 20 knots… Built to the LY3 code, the “A400” offers a large volume of 3600 GRT and redefines the pleasure of cruising close to the best areas in the world with incredible comfort at sea.
Our challenge was to design the A400 with simplicity in mind: her lines are very slick and pure ; her layout, largely open to the sea, is very efficient and offers the best in terms of entertainment, Spa and water game amenities. Furthermore, thanks to our 26 years of experience in design and shipbuilding, we have rationalized our design and engineering to make the A400 efficient to build.
V853 under construction – September 2014
The construction of this 101m motor-yacht designed by The A group is progressing well at Kusch Yachts in Germany. She is scheduled to be launched in a few weeks.
New design contract for The A group – August 2014
Our studio has been contracted for the exterior design of a new 122m motor-yacht to be built at Kusch Yachts in Germany. She will have an amazing interior design / decoration by Studio Massari.