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Stealth Yacht


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Designer: Ken Freivokh Design

Categories: YachtProduct DesignSketches

Year: 2021-2030

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Overview: The project was developed for an owner keen to explore a number of lateral thinking possibilities within a highly efficient, sleek 100m displacement motor yacht.
The accommodation brief was ambitious, even for a 100m yacht, and particularly so for a low profile, streamlined and elegant yacht: The owner required a full helicopter hangar, a handsome size swimming pool and gymnasium convertible to a disco, a full blown cinema and a dedicated owner’s deck.

The Freivokh team proposed an unusual solution aimed at creating a spectacular guest space which required less internal volume compared with the typical Superyacht array of multiple similar saloons located on every deck. Instead, the Stealth design allocates maximum resources and volume to a single, amazing double height saloon including a library, office and corporate amenities on an open plan mezzanine. All guest areas overlook the aft terraces and water features which have been developed as the key focal point, whilst the helicopter hangar, tender garages and shell doors have been sited at the optimum location for launching and recovery.

Whilst the unusual solution creates a particularly attractive area aft, a Superyacht is expected to cater for a variety of interests at all times. Sporting and intense activity areas are best kept apart from the aft terraces associated with less frenetic activities, so a new area has been set up forward of the bridge, designed to be well sheltered, to incorporate a very acceptable size swimming pool with a current generator, and a handsome gymnasium which opens to the pool. To create the right backdrop, there is a waterfall feature which leads to the elevated deck over the helicopter hangar.

The unique approach does not limit itself to rationalising the different areas – there is extensive use of half levels within the open plan layout, so the transition between the various guest areas is a gradual and interesting sequence, rather than the more usual corridors and segregated stairs.

Placing the helipad and hangar forward may be the ideal solution to avoid interfering with guest enjoyment of the areas forward and aft of the main superstructure, but potentially would mean that the landing pad is simply not wide enough. To overcome this, the Freivokh team has designed the deck to hinge out, which in turn allows the hangar sole to rise level with the hinge-out sections, creating an excellent landing facility which exceeds the stipulated requirements. The forward mast is a telescopic structure, which fully retracts when the helipad is about to be used.

The cinema, placed at tank top level includes an underwater viewing area to enhance even further the scope of enjoyable features available to the guests. Further, the extensive tender garage has been designed to house a pair of 10m Pascoe tenders in addition to a 6.2m general purpose Pascoe shuttle and a 6.2m SOLAS Pascoe rescue boat. The shell doors hinge out to create further beach and landing areas both sides.

The yacht has been designed to maximise waterline length, with an aggressive sectional reverse bow and extended aft platform, optimising displacement speeds and efficiency.

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Atlas Yacht


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Designer: H2 Yacht Design and Laurent Giles

Category: Yacht

Year: 2021-2030

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Overview: modern motor Superyacht that utilises the efficiencies of sail power. Atlas has been designed to be used with a combination of motor and / or sails, exploiting the obvious fuel saving benefits. The contemporary 110m 5 deck super yacht form is complimented by the sail arrangement, demonstrating the potential in merging Superyacht volume with the graceful elegance of a sailing yacht.

When using both motor and sails the vessel can cruise easily at 14 knots with a possible fuel saving of between 40% and 60%, coupled with an equivalent increase in range.

Heeling is limited to maintain the comfort expectations and characteristics of a motor powered Superyacht. Stabilisation under power and at anchor is provided by retractable active stabilisers, however, underway the natural damping of the sails offers energy free stabilisation.

Power is provided by a diesel electric power plant and is designed to be totally flexible with the sail power. The diesel electric combination can alone power the vessel to a maximum speed of 18 knots with a range without sail assist of 8000 Nautical miles.

7Cs Superyacht Yacht


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Designer: Drive Design

Category: Yacht

Year: 2031-2040

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Overview:  The 7CS was designed primarily as an overtly luxurious cruiser, boasting an accommodation layout that aims to re-create the same levels of space and comfort an owner would receive in their own home.
Tried and tested ideas from the automotive world were borrowed in order to satiate Drive’s desire to challenge traditional superyacht proportions including lines and graphical breakup.

Among her design highlights are a sunken pool; Jacuzzi; helipad; unique interior atrium, and accommodations for 12 guests and 24 crew.

The sunken pool is located forward and features a retractable cover for swimming in less-than-perfect weather, while Drive is currently engineering an arrangement that would allow a helicopter to be garaged to maximize deck space.

With her unique-shaped hull and reverse bow, Drive estimates the cruising speed of the 7CS to be over 20 knots with a range of approximately 5,500 nautical miles.

The initial design for the 125 metre super yacht was shown by Drive at the 2008 Monaco Yacht Show after which they further developed the yacht’s design in light of feedback received at the Show as well as from supplier input.

It is anticipated more details will be released soon along with visuals of the interior space.

Drive Design is a digital imagery company that aims to bring the complex creative ideas of creative teams to life through their application of technical knowledge and visualisers.

They have designed sea-going vessels prior to the 7Cs including a range of small motor boats and large yachts over 50 metres.

Oculus Yacht


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Designer: E. Kevin Schöpfer

Category:  Yacht

Year:  2031-2040

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Overview: Designed to accommodate 14 guests in extraordinary comfort and style, Oculus is a long distance cruising yacht capable of speeds upwards of 21 knots.
The exterior styling is representative of the jaw and eye socket bone structure of large oceanic fish and mammals. Featuring a dramatic reverse bow configuration, the yacht’s armature balances an elegant expression of symmetry and structure.

In addition to the bow, Oculus also features a “low rider profile”. This slightly lowered surface allows for new side recreational areas, alternate dockage access and light cruising openness. Lateral retractable side panels close this area when heavier wave action is indicated.

The interior features of Oculus focus on a 12 foot high ceiling in the main salon, a cylindrical double height dining room, central stair and elevator tube, and seemingly anatomical ceiling and floor lighting extensions giving definition to the seating areas.

The second level is the dedicated Owner’s suite. Living areas and bedchambers are divided by a series of four freestanding tubes, which house bath and storage necessities.

In addition to the main common stair, the second Owner’s stair connects to the third level aft private salon and deck / water feature.

The third level also contains the forward pilothouse and separate captain’s quarters. The generous open decks with separate water features are located forward and aft for convenient guest use. Specifications and plans are in the final stages of completion and will be posted at a later time.

Ghost Yacht


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Designer: Ken Freivokh Design

Category: Yacht

Year: 2031 – 2040

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Overview:  “Ghost” is a concept which explores the possibilities available when yachts design starts to adopt the technology and approach which is already evident in architecture and transportation vehicles such as planes and trains.
Since time immemorial, yachts have been built as modular ships, with a very simple orthogonal grid of frames, bulkheads and columns – not exactly the technology of the future, where carbon composites, spaceframe structures and advanced glass technology can play essential roles in the overall structure and cladding of a contemporary yacht.

On “Ghost”, the essential elements of the yacht, structure and envelope or skin, are handled quite separately for optimum efficiency as part of a minimalist approach and to achieve the free-form surfaces which suit the function and style whilst retaining the structure in its purest sense, creating a fully visible articulation of the space frame structure. This approach has already been adopted on many of the latest skyscrapers and buildings such as airport terminals, museums, etc., which require large unobstructed spans and where it is fundamental to define the most streamlined and efficient structure, and separately determine the required cladding, transparency and look and feel of the building. This is a particularly obvious approach for large yachts, subjected to massive loads and pressures, yet built without consideration of the potential of using the latest materials on a tremendously light, strong and rigid structure with a highly versatile skin, designed to keep the water out, the guests protected and achieve amazing panoramic views out. This approach is totally functional and yet another creation from a team that enjoys lateral thinking and an “out of the box” approach to design.

The Ghost concept is one of total flexibility, where a tremendously rigid spaceframe system takes care of the torsional rigidity, and allows large span openings, such as particularly handsome shell doors capable of accommodating a 15m limousine tender, which on most yachts could only run-alongside or deck stowed. Conversely, the skin of the yacht is designed for maximum efficiency underwater, and thanks to the developed transparency, allows the creation of open spaces with excellent outward views, yet fully shelter from the elements.

A further “first” in yachting is the honest expression of the complex systems as an integral part of the design. Such visibility will not only add to the interest and the feeling of being part of a complex machine, but of course, will also help efficient maintenance and control.

Ghost also boasts a number of unique features, such as underwater viewing, sliding helipad platforms, opening skylights, a telescopic signal mast forward, a glass sided pool within a handsome gymnasium, a massive atrium around one of the main structures, with balconies and flying bridges linking the various spaces. Green credentials are particularly strong, with the adoption of a new light sensitive film imbedded on the skin of the yacht, generating electricity to take care of all the hotel loads.

The design has not only been developed to achieve efficient hydrodynamic characteristics, but also aerodynamic – that should not only boost efficiency, but also provide a quieter environment underway.