The Twins project is also like that. Since demand for shadow vessels is on the rise, Gill Schmid Design proposes a pair that takes #twinning to a whole new level, redefining luxury in the process.
Shadow vessels can be smaller vessels or large-sized yachts or cats whose function is to offer support to the mothership. This support can take a variety of forms, depending on the mothership's functionality: they can carry supplies or gear, or they can carry extra stuff. In recent months, we looked at a few of them that serve as floating toy garages for the mothership.
The Twins are similar, but they stand out for a series of peculiarities. While both share the same platform, measuring 230 feet (70 meters) and employing the same design language, they’re different in functionality, as per The Robb Report. You could probably not tell the difference between the support vessel and the megayacht it serves from a distance, which must be a first in the industry.
Both vessels have ice-class steel hulls and immediately memorable silhouettes with sharp lines and a decidedly masculine design. Inside, they’re both lush in luxury amenities, including the support vessel, which could serve as a mothership to a less demanding owner.
Exterior amenities include a generous beach club with bar, several areas for lounging and al fresco dining, and even an open-air sushi bar. In short, it’s a floating resort for up to 14 guests.
The support vessel matches the mothership in terms of performance and capabilities, and to a certain extent, luxury amenities. Designed for crew and operations with capacity for 23 crew, it has its own generously-sized gym and relaxation areas. Also there would be a wine cellar and additional food storage.
the Haven shadow vessel by ShadowCAT and Incat Crowther.
Of course, the support ship would also pack toys and gear: a limousine tender, a Damen Interceptor, a RIB, six jet skis, and a Triton submarine for underwater explorations—along with a dive center. Like other Gill Schmid designs, this one, too, would carry two cars and vehicles for on-land exploration, like motorcycles, quad bikes, and scooters. A helipad with storage for the bird when not in use is also included.
Like with Haven, the Twins shadow vessel could work as a buffer from the outside world, with guests using it for departure and arrival on the mothership.