Franco Gnessi & Partners, part of Dynaship Yacht Design, has unveiled a new 60 metre concept called Geko 60.
Designed with a minimal carbon footprint in mind, the concept features a long list of amenities and a striking exterior that bears resemblance to “a Japanese pagoda”, according to Gnessi.
The concept calls for hybrid propulsion and would feature almost entirely recycled plastics onboard. “Some surfaces are treated,” said Gnessi. “But it will be possible to separate non-reusable materials in order to minimise the environmental impact.”
The hull design has also been extensively studied in order to provide an optimal hydrodynamic shape.“We worked a lot on the bow to offer a star shape that would allow proportional accelerations and then increase the volume up to the stern escape so as to minimize exit turbulence,” explained Gnessi.
Meanwhile, the interior has been designed to ensure that guests onboard don’t feel confined. Accommodation is spread across four VIP cabins and one owner’s suite, providing total accommodation for ten people, plus crew quarters for 16.
Geko 60 is home to a swimming pool on the aft and on the foredeck, the latter of which is recessed to provide a sheltered area while underway or at anchor.
There is a Jacuzzi on the sundeck and all of the lounging areas are well-equipped with sunlongers or sunpads.
The concept also has space for four Waverunners and a sizeable tender.
In terms of performance, Geko 60 is set to reach a top speed of 22 knots with a cruising speed of 16 knots.