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Profile: Pastrovich Studio

April 8, 2010 by silvia.grittani
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Industry: Yacht Designer
Year Established: 2004
Services/Goods Offered: yacht design
Associations: www.pastrovich.com
Languages: English
Operating Locations: Italy

“Design any kind of boat, no holds barred, so long as it’s the best of its kind”
That’s the philosophy that has been and will continue to underpin the work of young Genoese Stefano Pastrovich, a 37 year old rising star who has been working in motor and sailing yacht design, building and styling for over a decade now.
Pastrovich’s career got off to a flying start with a prestige collaboration with the Martin Francis Design Studio for which he designed amongst others the MY 57m SenseS and the MY 70m Katana.
During the construction of MY SenseS, he met Kush Yachts founder Claus Kush who commissioned him to design and develop the enormous 104 m MY LGB, Le Grand Bleu.
In 2000, Pastrovich was appointed Chief Designer at the Wally style office where he worked on developing the styling of the Wallypowers. “At that time, we designed and then built at the Intermarine yard which constructed military vessels. We developed a unique synergic relationship with the yard that allowed us to produce the highly unusual 118’ Wallypower”.
In 2005, Pastrovich decided to open his own design studio. However, he continues to work on the styling of Wally’s powerboats to this day. He has, in fact, designed the entire Wallypower range, the 47’, 64’, 73’, 118’ and the just launched 55’.
When asked if he prefers designing motor to sailing yachts, Stefano Pastrovich answers without a second’s hesitation: “I have no favourites. Sailing-wise though, I’ve designed the Sly Fun 42’ and customised the Shipman 63’ and 72’. In that area, the synergy between design and performance is definitely more important. With motoryachts you have to think more about quality of life aboard and making sure the spaces are man-sized”.
In 2006, PerAquum, which owns ultra-luxurious resorts and spas in the world’s most beautiful locations, commissioned Pastrovich to design a resort-yacht, a 54m with six suites and a spa.
“Form and function have to go hand in hand. You go by function but gradually as the project takes shape you have to give it a raison d’etre”.
Pastrovich is currently designing a 60m private yacht for an American owner and overseeing two refits, one for a 73m, the other for an 83m. “The latter are scientific research vessels. Custom is where the big challenge lies. You have to start from scratch with a unique style every time and redouble your efforts to produce something excellent. But, of course, the satisfaction you get out of it is directly proportional to the effort you put in”.


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