KFS (KeyFrameStudio) is an Italian yacht design firm who specialise in luxury vessels which have something a little bit special about them. In the past they’ve produced watercraft like the K60 Anaconda and the gorgeous MAS 36. And now they’ve just announced their latest project, the Gran Marlin 46. The KFS Gran Marlin 46 is a 46 metre (151 foot) vessel with a hull designed for comfort and ocean-crossing capabilities. Powered by a 1,800 horsepower Caterpillar C32 Acert engine, the Gran Marlin 46 offers a cruising speed of 15 knots.
Laid out across four decks, the Gran Marlin 46 features an interior designed for comfort and privacy. A large proportion of the yacht is dedicated to the owners cabin, which is connected to the rest of the vessel through a private studio. The huge full-beam cabin is acoustically isolated from the rest of the yacht thanks to the service areas which surround it.
The technical areas of the Gran Marlin 46, which are on the lower deck, have been engineered to improve the comfort and livability of the owners and passengers. By moving the tender garage to a more central area, the stern area has been freed up to allow for a separate room with direct access to the rear sea platform. The tender garage is capable of holding a range of Zodiac boats and/or jetskis.
The KFS Gran Marlin 46 won the first prize in the 2012 MYDA 2012 international yacht design competition.