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MAKO: Shark-inspired 120m eco-explorer concept revealed

24 June 2022 • Written by Laura Nicholls

London-based design studio State of Craft has released designs for a 120 metre concept named MAKO. The superyacht is an adventurous take on explorers and features long-range ice cruising capabilities as well as an “integrated air mobility concept”.

The beach club

With its silver colour and fluid exterior lines, the design of MAKO has been inspired by the Mako species of shark. It will be powered by a propulsion system that combines hydrogen, fuel cells and electric engines to be able to operate with a zero-carbon footprint. The onboard battery storage system and solar panels also contribute to the yacht’s sustainable design.

The flight deck

A key feature is a wide beach club platform for sports and activities with an aft garage door nearby for tender storage and manoeuvres. The wraparound aft deck also features a large seating area conceived as a soft “island” sunken into the teak aft deck that offers 270-degree views.

The studio

Another main interior area is the "pavilion". Situated above the top deck, this space is intended to be used as an observatory, panoramic lounge, fitness studio or yoga space. Further inside the yacht is the "studio", where a double-height ceiling and large windows provide uninterrupted views and a greater connection to the sun, sea and sky.

Having already created numerous residential developments and private homes, State of Craft is now branching out into the superyacht industry with MAKO being its first nautical design.

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