Floating stern ramp - swimming pool for a cruise ship
11.4" x 17.7", airbrushed acrylics on board
Designed to let passengers enjoy swimming safely even in shark - infested seas, the stern ramp is lowered down to freely float, and is used also for easy embarking on yachts for short journeys.
The transparent bottom allows seabed vision; it has the aesthetic value of a gem mounted on the great ship's stern, and is perfectly integrated into the ship's overall style.
The illustration, which came after concept design, features ramp / pool in both operating and closed position to show its significance in stern's aesthetics.
Unfortunately, this project was never accomplished.
That year, my friends in Navalimpianti featured a lot of fancy in their requests, so I guessed Ian Fleming himself was about to write down their technical specifications...
Andrea "Dria" Obinu