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Gill Schmid Design reveals 65m hybrid concept named SEE

13 August 2021• Written by Holly Overton

Gill Schmid Design and Lateral Naval Architects have collaborated on a 65 metre hybrid yacht concept named SEE.

The concept centres around an E-Hybrid propulsion system by Lateral which allows for silent and efficient cruising. Batteries power the hotel load at anchor for six to eight hours and offer up to three hours of silent cruising, while the diesel engines are provided for battery charging only.

"SEE is more casual than your conventional yacht, with open-plan living, flexibility in use, and convertible spaces," said the New York-based design studio. 

SEE's exterior decks are vast with plenty of space for lounging and entertaining. The focal point on the main deck is a glass-bottom infinity pool – the largest of five pools on board – with sunpads to either side and a smaller Jacuzzi pool adjacent. A shaded pool lounge and bar can be found forward on this level, while above are two shallow lounge pools and a firepit.

Instead of a traditional layout, SEE forgoes a formal saloon and dining area. The concept, with a volume of 1,670 GT, features an open concept kitchen with communal tables and an informal lounge. For foodies, the concept is designed with a sushi counter and outdoor BBQ as well as hydroponic tanks for growing fresh produce aboard, a fermentation chamber and a mushroom lab. 

A large glass-bottom swimming pool sits on the main deck and is one of five pools on board

Other highlights include a foredeck lounge that doubles as an al fresco cinema and transforms into an oceanfront terrace thanks to a large portion of retractable glass. Meanwhile, the lower level is home to a full-blown spa and wellness area with a sauna, steam room, infinity pools, loungers and a gym. 

Accommodation is for up to 14 guests in total with a walkaround owner's suite located on the upper deck that spans the vessel's 12.2 metre beam. The remaining guest accommodation is formed of six guest suites, divided into two pool cabins and four spa cabins. Further accommodation for crew can sleep up to 17.

The foredeck lounge transforms into an al fresco cinema

Thanks to a hybrid propulsion system, SEE can reach a top speed of 16 knots with a maximum range of 3,750 nautical miles.

In March 2021, Gill Schmid Design unveiled two 70 metre twin concepts in collaboration with German shipyard Dörries Yachts.