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Reichel Pugh – Nauta 155’ Yacht


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Overview:  To crown with a real flagship their range of high performance sailing thoroughbred, Nauta Design conceived a large dimension sloop, 155’ (47.25m) long, through the consolidated co-operation with the well renowned naval architects Reichel-Pugh.
She is the largest sailing yacht ever designed by Nauta (while the 180 mt. “AZZAM” is their largest motor yacht project, and also the largest private Motor yacht up to date).

The preliminary studies, GAP, are in an advanced stage, being inspired by the request of a client for a super performing 150’.
Water lines, appendages and sail plan were developed, as usual in the Reichel-Pugh / Nauta co-operation, by the California based Naval Architect office, while the general design, the outline, the deck and the interior design were developed by the Milan based design firm.

The hull is a last generation fast sailer with a very rearward max Beam. The water plane B max is conventional, not to increase wetted surface. But close-hauling, the boat is taking advantage of all the water line length with a reduced total wet surface. The summed area of the two rudder blades is similar to a single rudder blade one, but the efficiency is much higher since when the boat is leaning, the downwind rudder blade works vertically in a perfect laminar flow, as if the boat were horizontal on her lines.

The final result is a very aggressive profile with an extraordinary favourable LOA/Displacement ratio, thanks to high tech pre-preg carbon construction, outputting a light displacement of only 120T in dry conditions. To further improve the performances they adopted the lifting keel solution that allows to improve righting moment for super upwind and reaching performances. The very high aspect ratio of the fin keel will considerably improve its lift and eventually will crucially participate to the high performance of the boat. The VPP is foreseeing a 16.5 knot speed on displacement and up to 26/28 knots on planning attitude.

The style of the boat is defined by a very sleek outline, where the deckhouse profile is kept very low and is fairly hidden by the gunwale, which is 1’2” (35cm) high over the deck, offering a safe foothold when walking in leaning attitude. The gunwale is also 1’ (30cm) thick forming at the same time a practical and comfortable seat while sailing and at anchor, using the handrail as a backrest. Beside the elongated deckhouse windows, lightening the salon, the gunwale profile is cut and lowered for 13’1” (4m) to allow looking outside, and at the same time performing as large scupper for more safety. The deckhouse seems “floating” on the deck thanks to a darker inner spacer splitting it from the deck.

On deck the key point of the boat is the shape and the design of the stern. A wide low platform on the water level becomes a sea lounge for the owner whose master is just linked through an angled glassed companionway with sliding door.

The social life centre of the boat is the outside dining / resting area, easily convertible to the different functions of dining table, coffee tables, sunbathing area, all in the scale of a 155’ flagship.

Designer: Nauta Design

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Aston Martin DP-100 vision Gran Turismo


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Overview: The Aston Martin DP-100 vision Gran Turismo concept is a mid-engined vehicle, a first for the company. The engine is a twin-turbocharged V12 producing a theoretical – but also plausible – 800 horsepower. The concept employs active aerodynamics to increase performance and downforce for improved handling. Highlights of the design include vented wheel arches for better airflow, ‘swan wing’ opening doors, active blades on each wheel which automatically open to cool the brakes or close to decrease drag, and the ‘bladed’ rear LED lights.

Designer: Aston Martin design team

Doppel


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Overview: doppel is performance-enhancing wearable technology. It can naturally make you feel more alert or relaxed on demand using the innate human response to rhythm.

doppel is a new breed of wearable technology. It is not about monitoring your body or sending bleeping emails and alerts. It is about changing how you feel. doppel is technology that works with your body to give you tangible benefits in your everyday life.

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Designer: Team Turquoise

Ford GT-V Concept


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Overview: In profile and from the rear the GT-V concept is a handsome looking car. But there’s a bit too much going on at the front – which makes the headlights seem totally lost in a sea of grilles and air intakes. In addition the windscreen looks to be near-vertical – which would have dire consequences for the car’s aerodynamics. So in terms of looks the Ford GT-V concept is a mix of win and fail.

As it’s an independently-designed concept which isn’t destined for production, the engineering and drivetrain underpinning the car is merely a series of words and numbers plucked from the air – but they help to get a feel for the car’s purpose. For the GT-V concept Ciprian has chosen a clever hybrid drivetrain which would offer a three-fold benefit. By combining a supercharged V8 with a 162 horsepower electric motor, the GT-V concept would offer exceptional performance  – while also reducing fuel consumption. When required the electric motor could provide an extra boost of power thanks to a ‘push-to-pass’ button. At lower speeds or for shorter journeys, the electric motor could be used on its own for zero-emission motoring.

To further reduce fuel usage, the Ford GT-V concept would be fitted with an advanced stop-start system which would cut the engine when the vehicle is stationary.

Lightweight composite materials would be used throughout the car to keep weight to a minimum.

Designer: Andrus Ciprian

Samsung Galaxy S6 Concept


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Overview: The latest kid on the block is the Samsung Galaxy 6 concept phone. Its super simple and super thin, quite the candidate for #Bendgate … who knows! The design includes a high-performance speaker on the back and is crafted with durable metal material.

Designer: Kyuho Song