Dutch yard Feadship has revealed a 110-metre superyacht design named Escape.
The concept was presented in the fourth episode of Feadship Unveils, a YouTube series in which the yard revisits designs that were never built.
Escape was designed during the yard’s three-day 2014 brokers course which saw attending brokers challenge the yard to design a yacht for “a very extrovert client”.
The fictional prospective owner was described as a “rockstar who is also aware of the environment” who wants a “yacht that can escape everything but also to escape from his own boat from a submarine”.
Key features include 700 square metres of external solar cells, a greenhouse, ocean lounge and ‘moon pool’.
Feadship chief executive Jan-Bart Verkuyl described Escape as a “forward-looking design”.
Senior designer Ruud Bakker added, “It’s quite a big boat but very low and sleek with lots of surfaces for solar panelling.”
He pointed to the “huge atrium” which stretches down through the decks of the boat as a standout feature. Located in the middle of the boat, the atrium looks down into the moon pool, which allows sea water inside the boat.
Bakker explained: “You can dive in there and swim out of the boat. You can close it off and have it as a safe swimming pool for the children or you can launch your submersible there.”
Elsewhere, Escape's bow stores a personal drone beneath opening hatches. Once open, the owner can use the drone to explore air or sea.