Spanish company Aguila Design has released images of its perplexing new motor yacht concept, which is 41m long – and 30m wide.
The company states that Xi boasts ‘unknown navigation behaviour, comfort, safety, stability, steer ability, manoeuvrability and unusual high speeds’.
Details of* Xi*’s mechanics have not been specified, but features include two air propellers on the stern and retractable hydrofoils intended to make it easier to moor the ray-shaped yacht in a marina.
The yacht’s only windows are in the huge cockpit, and consist of a glass roof that when folded away partially transforms the space into a sundeck.
The yacht is the product of thirty years of research into energy by Jan Gielens, a Spanish industrial designer, and is designed to possess excellent aero- and hydro-dynamic properties. Gielens plans to sell the technology it incorporates rather than taking the concept any further.