The high-performance drive technology from the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG electric sports car has been fitted into a Cigarette Racing off-shore powerboat to created the world’s most powerful and fastest electrically driven motor boat. Launched in time for the Miami international boat show, the 38 foot (11.6 meter) long offshore water craft outputs 2,200 horsepower producing a maximum torque of 2,213 ft-lb. It’s also capable of reaching top speeds of over 160 km/h using formula 1 derived lithium-ion high-voltage battery technology. The powerboat is fitted with two 22-kilowatt on-board chargers from the ‘SLS AMG’ coupé electric drive as standard – fully charging in approximately seven hours, with additional options to reduce charging to less than three hours.
Boat Design – the section covering the topic of contemporary boat design and the latest concepts in the world of Boat Design. In the section Boat Design we will tell about the new boat concepts, existing luxury yahts, unusual ideas in the construction of water transport and much more that is relevant to the Boat Design.
Designed by an Austrian company the Osros floating island includes six luxury double bedrooms, with space for 12 residents and four staff members. The boat is priced at £3 million. The manufacturers describe the island as an “autonomous power supply based energy system” powered by a noiseless wind energy system. The island also features over 120 m2 of solar panels. Heat recovery from the sea water is used for heating and air conditioning. The company explains: “In the beginning, my goal was to create an exclusive, high-quality hotel chain based on floating platforms. With the progress of the project it became clear that the attractive and unusual concept of Orsos Islands should not be limited to only a selected group of people. Orsos Islands should reach a much broader audience, people with an awareness of modern life and a feeling of responsibility towards the environment.” The Austrian company began construction of the prototype in Germany and Hungary. The company’s goal is to show the structure to the public by the end of 2013.
This is not another futuristic hotel. It’s a futuristic oceanographic marine vessel that would be constructed with the sole aim of exploring the world’s oceans. Called The SeaOrbiter it would serve as a scientific laboratory as scientists explore the places that cover two-thirds of our planet and contain 80% of all life on Earth — the oceans. The brainchild of French architect Jacques Rougerie, The SeaOrbiter would also be the world’s first vertical ship standing at an impressive 170 feet (51m) tall. In order to make the vessel as stable as possible, two-thirds of its structure would remain underwater, giving the craft buoyancy, as well a “fish-collection system for studies of the pelagic ecosystem, plankton biodiversity, and fish stocks.” The SeaOrbiter concept, the $52.7 million project, has been discussed for over 12 years and as been dismissed on countless occasions as a pipe dream, but it seems like the project has gained traction and construction is rumored to start in October with the vessel launching next year. Take a look!
This amazing superyacht with futuristic design was designed by John Shuttleworth Yacht Designs. After 4 years in build by McConaghy boats in Zhuhai China, the fuel efficient 42.5 m Trimaran Adastra has been launched into the Pearl River. This luxury yacht can be controlled with an Apple iPad within a 50m range. It features garage, two dining area, lounge as well as a spacious saloon area with panoramic roof. There is one large master cabin and two guest cabins with the yacht being able to hold nine guests and six crew. Maximum speed is 22.5 knots. The Adastra is a yacht about luxury, comfort, style and design. And this masterpiece of craft and a yacht costs $15,000,000. Take a look!
Another example of sophisticated yacht design we want to show you today. Luxury Amare yacht concept was created by industrial designer Dawid Dawod. “Stunning wood accents are met with polished handles, steering wheel, knobs and other fixtures in rich detail to create an elegant yet masculine aesthetic. For the thrill seeker inside, it also comes standard with a 350 HP water-jet engine. The Amare’s classic craftsmanship combines with new technology, using rigid inflatable boat (RIB) technology to achieve its aggressive, dynamic look. Designed with human boat behavior in mind, the Yacht’s architecture also includes a fully functioning kitchen on the outer deck, sofas for relaxation, a deck for sunbathing and a canvas top for bad weather. Another characterizing design element of the boat are the rails that follow the length, functioning as handles as passengers walk and also as holders for the canvas top.” Take a look!
This elegant yacht concept called Cronos was designed by Simone Madella and Lorenzo Berselli, Italian students who are currently studying BYT (bike, yacht and train) class at the European Institute of Design. Cronos Yacht Design concept has received a special mention in the “Young Professional” category during the Millenium Yacht Design Award (MYDA) with special quote “interesting experimentation in expressive language applied to interior architecture, with particular to the value of wood and its use forms”. Stunningly intricate woodwork seems to grow from within the opulent interior and extend across spacious decks before pouring over into the water. Minimal and at the same time futuristic interior and exterior make this luxurious yacht an ideal for traveling. Have fun!
Spaceship-like yacht concept Xi by Aguila Design uses a remarkable series of aero and hydrodynamic qualities to maximize steering ability, maneuverability, payload, and speed! "One notices immediately that this super yacht pertains to a different order, possesses a natural superiority: its powerful, supple movements, its absolute safety in any weather conditions, its beauty, purely arisen from its functionality, by its composition of lines and forms and color combinations, and its appealing radiation that parts of its motion. The interior consists of automatic, transformable spaces, absorbed and convertible at different levels, and contemporary design furniture of extremely rich materials. The luxury accommodation, for the owners and their guests, worthy of a top yacht, the appropriate accommodation for the crew, and all necessary technological acquirements necessary for the good functioning." Have fun!
Do you remember luxury yacht-island that we’ve shown you some time ago? Creators of this luxury yacht Yacht Island Design Ltd. again amazed us with their new concept – Project Utopia. Project Utopia is circular in shape, measures 330 feet in diameter, and spans 11 decks of living space. “The top decks are covered with a glass canopy, which allows sunlight to filter into the interior. The glass canopy can also be opened when the weather permits, providing fresh air to the top floors. When open, the top floor acts as an outdoor pool deck , complete with central swimming area. The vessel remains stable in choppy waters, thanks to four platform legs that anchor it into place, even during extreme conditions. Each leg has a propeller that allows the island to move at slow speeds in a steady manner. Four helicopter pads provide access to the island via air, and wet docks house boats and jet skis for recreational use. The interior hosts a retail area, a theater, a restaurant area, bars, nightclubs and a casino.”
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