James Carley of byJC (formerly head of exterior design at Bannenberg & Rowell) has collaborated with Hull Studio on a new 68-metre "adjustable" concept called JH68.
Conceived in lockdown as a "study of adaptable spaces", the studios began by considering the yacht's furniture – much of it is designed to move, rotate and retract. This, together with a number of innovative sliding internal and external walls and partitions, helps to create a flexible living space that can be varied to suit both the conditions and users and can be switched from open plan to intimate and cosy.
Rationalising the yacht into two blocks, JH68 is effectively cut in half with the more valuable real estate left to the owner and guests. Accommodation comprises five to six guest cabins and an owner's suite, whose penthouse sits above the yacht's semi-enclosed aft decks. Staircases tie these spaces together, freeing up movement in and around the yacht. Air flow is directed through the opening portals, venting the assorted aft deck spaces and providing a natural cooling process.
JH68 would have a maximum speed of 18 knots and a cruising speed of 15 knots.