Megayachts of all sizes are capable of taking you across oceans to see distant shores in the lap of luxury. But what does luxury actually mean? To Gill Schmid Design and Lateral Naval Architects, it’s making memories with family and friends while you see and experience new things together. The studios created the See superyacht concept to do just that, with transformative experiences onboard and ashore. Simultaneously, a proven engineering package includes battery power driving it all.
The 211’6” (64.5-meter) concept has Lateral Naval Architects’ e-hybrid platform as its base. The studio already has a few designs with this package, including the Kairos concept for Oceanco. Briefly, the diesel-electric engine package employs diesel engines solely for battery recharging. The batteries, of course, adapt to varying onboard demands. While at anchor, the See superyacht concept can keep air conditioning and other basics running for six to eight hours. In silent-cruising mode of 10 knots, the batteries last three hours. Range is no issue, since the naval architects anticipate her achieving 3,750 nautical miles at that speed. (Max speed is 16 knots.) The bank requires two hours to recharge as well. Related to all of this, the engine room is just one, compact level.
As for the transformative experiences, naturally this new design has creature comforts like a full owners’ deck and six guest suites. Additionally, the See superyacht concept boasts a beach club and spa, plenty of tenders, pools, plus alfresco and inside dining areas and lounges. However, the yacht concept turns tradition on its ear in taking a far more casual, more open-plan arrangement. For instance, rather than a formal dining area and a fully separate galley, See has an open kitchen with chef’s tables. The tables can be sushi bars one day, grab-and-go coffee and juice bars the next, too. Similarly, guests can see where their meals come from, thanks to hydroponic tanks near the pool.
Furthermore, far more areas provide unexpected views. A large, retractable glass panel turns an on-deck lounge/cinema into an open-air terrace. Glass stairways and floor-to-ceiling glass walls keep you in visual contact of Greece, Greenland, or wherever you wish to cruise. Skylights do the same—as do the infinity pool and video-enabled overhead panels (above).
Ultimately, the See superyacht concept, with a 40-foot (12.2-meter) beam, strives to break down conventional barriers.
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