London architect Zaha Hadid has designed a family of superyachts for German shipbuilders Blohm+Voss. Zaha created a concept for a 128-metre yacht, which informed the design of five smaller vessels engineered by Blohm+Voss. The upper structure of the design is formed from sinuous shapes connecting the different decks. This conceptual language has been pared down and applied to a series of 90-metre-long Unique Circle Yachts, refined so the vessels meet the technical specifications for ocean crossings. "As a dynamic object that moves in dynamic environments, the design of a yacht must incorporate additional parameters beyond those for architecture – which all become much more extreme on water," said Hadid. "Each yacht is an engineered platform that integrates specific hydrodynamic and structural demands together with the highest levels of comfort, spatial quality and safety."