Stefano Pastrovich is the subject of hundreds of articles in online publications devoted to superb yacht design. His studio is regarded as a leader in yacht design, with a well-deserved reputation for highly desirable and innovative sea-faring vessels. Though luxury yachts created in his company often take the forefront in discussions, it is the youthful founder whose creative energy infuses each project. A brief glimpse into his youth reveals a Peter Pan-like spirit and a strong measure of curiosity gathered into the pursuit of building things that flew and sailed.
Pastrovich was born in 1973. His birthplace, Genoa, is one spot on Earth where sky and sea meet, and the wind allows for sailing and flying activities enjoyed by many young boys. Stefano, at ten years old, started to design, build and fly toy gliders. With the success that fuels passion, he enjoyed how they flew, and by the time he reached eighteen, he transferred his passion to full size gliders; entering them in numerous competitions.
He describes himself as knowing the wind well due to his early play and competitive gliding experiences. His earliest designs for the sea were sailing vessels. Appreciation of the wind plus a keen eye for details and function were key talents used in his subsequent designs.
From 1996 until 2000, he worked in collaboration with the Martin Francis Design Studio, developing large sized motor-yachts. Later in 2000, he began working for Wally in the chief designer position. Until 2004, he created designs that he felt were engineered for optimal performance, which also happened to have functional details inspired by his appreciate for nature.
Ultimately, he opened his own studio in 2005, though he continues to work on projects for other companies. Since 2014, his own Pastrovich Studio has focused on a philosophy of feeling good so that each team member can live well. The members include sport to maintain mental and physical welfare. For this reason, the studio looked carefully at traditional classes of vessels and renamed them using the language of four different sports. Each vessel created is part of a representative sport, and are categorized based on the strengths and qualities distinctive to each field of sports. The four are Backpacker, Dressage, Freeride and Parkour
The Four Pastrovich Vessel Identities
- Safe and reliable
- Comfortable without excessive luxury
The Backpacker Vessels are designed with exteriors and interiors suited for exploration, scientific research, and those who intend to travel the globe with the requirements for survival.
- A place designed for everything
- Rich furnishings and finishes
The Dressage Vessels are designed for luxurious travels, while retaining optimal functionality and clear and precise structures.
- Easy to handle
- Accuracy and determination
The Freeride Vessels are designed for exploration, risk, high energy activity and streamlined functionality.
- Sleek and functional design
- Capable of travel in extreme environments or adverse climatic conditions
- Tools readily available for athletic activities
- Spa onboard for post athletic relaxation
- Designed for gourmet meal preparation and enjoyment
The Parkour Vessels are designed to accommodate the most active athletic pursuits, while providing the resources necessary to enjoy the active life.
The studio seeks to include clients in the creation of each vessel from its beginning until completion. Using computer software, exterior and interior designs are easily seen. Clients can participate in the design and construction process so that the studio can produce the results promised. It is a complex and definitive process, utilizing personal preferences in conjunction with design excellence.
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This Dressage class vessel is designed to provide privacy for the owners with their own top deck suite and balcony. Family and guests have suites located on the main deck. A wide sea terrace provides clear views from either side of the vessel. Interconnected areas are created with different activity zones in mind so that large families can travel together while maintaining free areas to relax and enjoy time apart.
This is a ship which includes self-powered, deployable, small bungalows which can float away from the mother vessel to more private corners of a harbor. This allows for different activities away from the primary ship when it is anchored. The small ships can float off with different passengers and join up with the parent vessel when it is time to move to a new location. This is a Parkour X Project vessel.
This vessel is versatile, with an ultra-sleek silhouette when closed for efficient travel and hangars for accessing water toys, skis and outdoor athletic gear. The interior hexagonal layout provides for flexible arrangement of spaces. The Parkour class yacht mimics the structure of bee hives, resulting from Pastrovich’s observant use of nature for his design inspirations.
There is much luxury available on board this vessel. It features an infinity pool, gazebos with comfortable seating, open plan guest villas, and an underwater spa with views of the sea through large underwater windows, relaxing pods and saunas. It has four restaurants, a cigar lounge, a beach club, a wine cellar and an observation deck. It also carries 4 jet skis, 2 ski boats, 2 fishing boats, 2 motorcycles, 4 quad bikes and a helicopter. This is a Parkour class X Project vessel.
These four recently released vessel concepts are just a few of the bright new ship designs created with Stefano’s leadership. The studio website gallery includes many innovative designs. Some feature palm trees on deck, offering party space for passengers, while others are modern, highly efficient reconstructions of older, less efficient ships. Almost anything is possible with this studio team.
There is no doubt that Pastrovich Studios will continue to bring new concepts to the yachting world. With boyish playfulness and skillful design talent, Stefano Pastrovich is intent on leading his team members to create yachts that will transform the lives of those who own them and the imaginations of those who view them. This playful Pan is building visionary ships- a fleet of youthful constructions that very well may contribute to keeping people thinking and acting young.