After our picks of 2016, let’s take a look into the future of yacht development with these five interesting superyacht concepts by innovative designers, forging ahead into unexplored territories.
Designer: Pi Super Yachts
At the centre of Welsh company Pi Super Yachts is a desire to ensure the only thing their trimarans create are memories. Designed to accommodate 10 guests and four crew, the trimaran Dragonship 25 concept is almost ‘carbon free’, meaning that by combining technology powering electric propulsion and solar PV panels on the roof with the Autosail wingsail technology, there are almost no carbon emissions and the yacht is nearly silent when running on full power. A truly ethical sailing experience.
Specifically developed for cruising and exploring the Asia Pacific region, this 68m catamaran concept from British design studio ThirtyC combines a great deal of volume with excellent visibility. Designed with a forward touch-and-go helipad and space for a large tender concealed below, this cat will enable her owners to explore closer to shore the unique coves, bays and island anchorages that this region has to offer.
LOA: 65m / 90m / 100m
Designer: Azure Yacht Design and Naval Architecture
At the Monaco Yacht Show 2015, Amels and Damen revealed plans for the world’s first purpose-built, Polar Code-compliant range of expedition yachts. Available in 65m, 90m or 100m versions, the SeaXplorer is designed to reach the most remote locations on earth. Specialists in planning exclusive trips for high end clients, EYOS Expeditions partnered with the shipyard team to ensure the design is entirely adventure-ready in a way most converted expedition vessels are not.
Designer: Guido de Groot Design
Guido de Groot has exclusively revealed this first image of a 65m, six-deck motor yacht capable of cruising and operating for long periods in both the tropics and arctic regions. Designed for an Asian client, this yacht has been created for living on board for extended periods and as such features a unique owner’s deck with balconies, private external spaces, a private lounge, informal dining area and a large office.
Designer: Winch Designs
Inspired by clients who want to push the boundaries, Winch Design has created a 100m trimaran with a masculine profile that has space on deck to land an Agusta Westland 609, a kind of tiltrotor aircraft with better range, performance, and payload when compared to a helicopter.
Text by Angela Audretsch
This story first appeared in Yacht Style.