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Oceanco and Pininfarina tease hybrid superyacht concept Kairos

23 March 2021By Miranda Blazeby

Dutch yard Oceanco and design studio Pininfarina have teased a new hybrid superyacht concept named Kairos.

Featuring technical design and engineering from Lateral Naval Architects, Kairos has been designed around an E-Hybrid propulsion system, which uses batteries as the primary source of energy.

Designed with Oceanco’s NXT sustainability initiative in mind, Kairos is taken after the ancient Greek for “time”.

Speaking about the concept, Oceanco chief executive Marcel Onkenhout said: “Kairos is a remarkable vision shared by three passionate, forward-thinking partners: Pininfarina, Lateral and Oceanco.

“When Owners see the Oceanco NXT endorsement on a yacht’s design, they know they can expect elevated standards of life onboard that are in tune with new perspectives on sustainability and lifestyle.”

Chairman of Pininfarina, Paolo Pininfarina, added: “Our passion as designers is to imagine new concepts of space that are capable of bringing enchantment to every moment of the yachting experience.”

More details about the concept are set to be revealed in the coming months.