The Future of Superyachts

on Monday, 29 September 2014. Posted in New Yachts

Zaha Hadid Blohm+Voss Superyacht

When it's a question of cool design, superyachts are the answer. At the forefront of innovative design, shipbuilders need to pull out all the stops to entice their famously hard to please billionaire clients. Luxury Yacht Charter turns a keen eye to the future for a glimpse of what can be expected in design, technology and performance in the superyacht industry. 

A common complaint of superyacht owners is the lack of privacy. With some vessels harbouring up to nearly 80 crew members, finding that bit of peace and quiet you want from a luxury holiday can prove difficult. Monaco-based yacht designer, Pastrovich Studio, has unveiled plans for a futuristic superyacht that has captured the imagination of the boating industry. The 250ft X R-Evolution has intelligent storage space designed to hold several vessels each capable of being deployed to serve as floating gardens or sundecks when a bit of privacy from the crew is needed.

The stunning superyacht seen in the featured image is the brainchild of multiple-award-winning Dame Zaha Hadid. With a mesh of weaving curves and loops covering its exterior, the Blohm+Voss superyacht is more akin to the Bird's Nest of the Beijing Olympics than any superyacht seen before. Indeed Zaha Hadid has experience of designing sports venues, as the creator of the iconic Aquatics Centre at the London 2012 games. However this is only her first venture into superyacht design and there have certainly been worse debuts. Her initial design which has been fondly compared to a skeleton includes a 128m 'mothership' and five other 90m "unique circle yachts". Each of these smaller yacht scan be tailored to future buyers' preferences.

They say inspiration comes from some unlikely sources and that couldn't be more true of  Lujac Desautel's 'Glass' superyacht. The cuboid shaped yacht was modelled on Lego as part of this year’s Boat International Young Designer of the Year competition. Inspiration from the children's toy has spawned a modular structure whereby each floor of the 5,600sq ft yacht is stacked upon the other like building blocks. The yacht, whose more rigid structure stands in stark contrast to Zaha Hadid's superyacht conception features an elevator, six guest bedrooms, a private owner's lounge and steps at the aft deck intended to resemble those of ancient Mayan temples.

Original Blog Material by Luxisto

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