Behold the Numarine 26XP – the GTi of expedition yachts or, perhaps, the Z4 of recreational trawlers: it’s hard to say. 26 meters long and powered by two 1550hp diesel engines, it can reach a top speed of 28 knots (cruising at 18) and is designed to berth at harbours too small to accommodate the bulkier barques of fellow plutocrats.
A luxurious interior includes 4 guest cabins (2 VIP), a master suite, various lounging and dining areas and a ‘wet bar’ beneath the enormous flying bridge.
Behold: the the 377-foot Oceanco Tuhura superyacht – inspired by the design of hollowed-out Polynesian canoes but fitted out in luxurious teak, gunmetal, and bronze with a hybrid Azipod CRP propulsion system capable of 18 knots.
Price on application.
Behold the 63m, 12 cabin Eau Electric Yacht Concept from Amsterdam-based marine designer Frank Tjepkema.
Cruise the Rivieras of the future at 25 knots, surveying all from the droplet shaped wheelhouse of a ribbed aluminium ship which, according to the designer:
captures the reminiscent qualities of the water itself.
All right then.
Behold the luxurious Baglietto 46M Fast Yacht.
Designed by Francesco Paszkowski with accommodation for up to 12 well -heeled guests and 10 crew with a maximum speed of 22 knots and a 1000 nautical mile range
The Seataci concept yacht – an idea conceived by the renowned Canadian industrial designer Charles Bombardier.
The main hull is ballasted and submersible, allowing for underwater viewing areas. The propulsion system is biomimetic, with twin foils on either side of the main hull pushing back water like a whale’s flukes.
The dreamboat also features ‘a dozen villas and two landing pads specially designed for personal flying drones’.
As soon as someone invents personal flying drones, we’re heading out to sea.
Nothing like a new Winter coat.
Saw this in my local hardware store on Thomas Street [Dublin} at €2.50 a pot!
Architect Zaha Hadid (you’ll recall her floating office block in Dubai) has partnered with Hamburg luxury shipbuilders Blohm + Voss to create a ‘family’ of five 90m sinuous, ocean going, customisable yachts based on a 128m exoskeletal concept prototype (top two pix).
It’s called ‘project jazz’.