BOAT rounds up the biggest and best superyacht concepts released in 2021 by shipyards and designers, including Lloyd Werft, Lazzarini Design and Iddes Yachts.
This giant crab inspired 25m solar-powered catamaran concept by Lazzarini Design named Pagurus is capable of becoming amphibious thanks to retractable cylinders at the bottom of the twin steel hulls. When deployed, these lower the yacht by 60cm and allow it to 'crawl' up onto beaches. Elsewhere, the concept features accommodation for eight guests and four crew members, while power comes from dual propellers and twin diesel engines topping out at 24 knots.
Revealed by German yard Lloyd Werft, the 115 metre explorer concept APEX boasts a massive range of 9,000 nautical miles and "rugged" exterior design, including a bow towering "almost four decks high," according to the yard. Other features include a helipad aft, with a dedicated hangar directly below, and cranes for launching the two tenders. Meanwhile, accommodation is for a total of 22 guests and 48 crew members.
Kurt Strand Design’s superyacht concept, the 161 metre Norway, was inspired by the “powerful square sails” of Viking ships. Key features include the 96-metre-high carbon fibre Falcon rig masts and the 6000sqm of sails, wrapped in solar cell foil. Boosting the concept’s eco-focused credentials further are its hydrogen power cells which enable Norway to cruise when there is no light. The central mast conceals a “sky elevator”, which carries guests to lofty heights to enjoy impressive ocean views.
A 78 metre superyacht concept named MM770 was revealed by Malcolm McKeon Yacht Design in collaboration with Mark Whiteley. Ready to commence construction at Dutch yard Feadship, the concept features a sun deck with a Jacuzzi and al fresco dining, cinema and 8.8-metre glass-bottomed pool on the main deck. Elsewhere, the concept features a massive 1,700GT interior and a top speed of 17 knots.
Powered by fuel cell technology and battery banks, Meyer Group's 150m ONE 50 is described as "ultra sustainable" by the yard. Representing the yard' first foray into superyacht design, ONE 50 features six decks, a 20 metre beam and a massive interior volume of 15,000GT.
Unveiled by Feadship at the 2021 Monaco Yacht Show, the 81.75 metre superyacht concept Pure was designed following "massive client feedback" to the Dutch yard. The result is a yacht boasting a "sculptural exterior profile and open plan interior". The yacht also emphasises that the project could be "built tomorrow with adventurous clients".
Revealed by Tankoa, the 76 metre superyacht concept Apache features a glass-bottomed swimming pool suspended in the bow. Penned by designer Alberto Mancini, Apache is set to be built from steel and aluminium and features a choice of two propulsion options; either twin CAT or MAN diesel engines, both providing a top speed of 16.5 knots and a range of 5,000 nautical miles.
With the capacity to accommodate 22 science laboratories on board, the 300m exploration vessel Earth 300 was revealed by Iddes Yachts. The concept is large enough to host 400 people on board and is designed will unite science and exploration to confront earth’s greatest challenges", according to Iddes Yachts founder Ivan Salas Jefferson.
Featuring a "gaping hole" in its superstructure, the 69m superyacht concept Shape was unveiled by Lazzarini Design. Elsewhere, the design features a glass-bottomed pool suspended over the front deck, or “hole”. The eco-focused concept is also designed to run on entirely “clean energy”, with a hydrogen propulsion system and a solar panel on its sun deck.
The futuristic 110m superyacht concept Now, unveiled by Nicolò Piredda, features a basketball court on the foredeck and a dedicated party deck. The 4135GT interior meanwhile includes accommodation for up to 20 guests, comprising an owner’s stateroom on the private bridge deck, four VIP staterooms on the main deck and four guest cabins on the lower deck. Other features include a 75 square metre cinema and a large heli-lobby.