Enrico Gobbi and his Team For Design with Phantom 62 have designed a majestic pleasure ship, which finds its strength in the balance of its shapes and the elegance of its structure
by Niccolò Volpati
Big boats are one thing, but great boats are a different story. To build great boats, you need to rely on an experienced and passionate team. It doesn’t need to be a big team, but a team that know exactly what to do. «If there are too many minds at work on a project, it’s not necessarily easy to keep quality high», as Enrico Gobbi, founder of Team For Design, explained.
This is his philosophy, which he has stayed faithful to, even for thePhantom 62, the project developed exclusively for Rossinavi. Nine architects work in his studio. Their efforts have been great, but they are used to working together and working on boats of this size. The result is a clean, elegant, essential motor yacht.
You can see it from the exterior lines, the sides and the three decks. Despite its size, the lines never appear heavy and, above all, the Phantom 62 certainly does not have the appearance of a floating palace. It’s not a striking boat, but it isn’t minimal either. The designer’s goal was to strike a balance: neither too much nor too little.
The stern is very particular. It is open, in the sense that you can knock down the upper stern to create an actual terrace overlooking the sea. The cockpit, especially in the aft area, is clear. The feeling you get is that you are observing a bay with a beach surrounding the sea. The stern therefore seems to represent an element of continuity between the water on board in the large aft swimming pool and the water of the sea all around the yacht.
The interiors are faithful to the philosophy applied to the design of the outdoor areas. There is great balance between sizes and furnishings. And this is not easy to achieve, even if you are working with large volumes. In fact, you always risk wasting or leaving out something essential. This is not the case of the Phantom 62. Large windows in the living areas, which nonetheless don’t make the yacht look like a glass palace from the outside.
The engines are consistent with the design. Two MTU engines developing an outlet mechanical power of 2,580 kWeach succeed in taking a 62 meter long hull to the remarkable speed of 20 knots. The range exceeds 3,300 miles, thanks to the fuel tanks volume of 85,000 litres. Both hull and superstructure are made of aluminium.
(Phantom 62, innate elegance – Barchemagazine.com – Marzo 2019)