Award-winning studio, Hareide Design, has recently developed a concept for a super yacht that goes by the name “108M,” which comes from the form of the classic 108M mono hull design. Unlike many yacht designs that feel heavy and isolated from their surroundings, this one is designed to offer a number of spectacular views that encourage connections with the natural surroundings. An elevated dining and viewing area, a tranquil garden surrounding a 20m pool and a seamless transition to the water at the stern contribute to a completely new experience. Osn board, some of the design features of the yacht include dining and entertaining areas, as well as a garden, pool and helipad. “Today’s megayachts are most often designed like floating luxury hotels with interiors based on traditional luxury. With this hybrid megayacht concept we want to shift the focus from extrovert admiration to creating a platform for actively experiencing the beauty of nature and the changing elements,” says Einar Hareide, founder of Hareide Design. The “108M” also features high-efficiency solar panels with lithium-ion batteries that supply the large-scale sea vessel with a sustainable source of energy for moving along at a light cruising speed. As an alternative to this, cruising on the mega yacht can also happen at higher speeds with a switch to diesel-electric propulsion.