40m superyacht concept K

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British-Nigerian artist and designer releases debut 40m superyacht concept

16 May 2024 • Written by Dea Jusufi

British-Nigerian artist and designer Miminat Shodeind has released her debut superyacht concept, the 40-metre K

The studio is known for its private residential and hospitality projects, as well as "creating one-of-a-kind" sculptural furniture, lighting and objects – a number of which have been featured within the concept.

K has been designed with organic, rippled architectural lines and a cavernous exterior, facilitated by high bulwarks, asymmetric cutouts in the hull and a near negligible use of the hardtop. Described as a "floating sanctuary", the superyacht is said to incorporate Japanese design details with "Italian craftsmanship". 

Accommodation is across five cabins, including a VIP cabin and an owner's suite on the main deck. There are further quarters for six crew. Interiors are moody and monochromatic, incorporating tiled flooring, curved furniture and abstract artwork and sculptures. Each of the furniture pieces would be made at the designer's London-based studio.

The main saloon has a glass-walled spiral staircase as its centrepiece, alongside a Japanese-inspired lounge space, a sit-up bar looking out to the ocean and a formal dining area for up to 10 guests. The staircase leads to the upper deck, which houses the helm, al fresco dining and a barbecue. 

Meanwhile, the spacious bow features a collection of minimalist sunloungers and cushioned sofa seating arranged around an electric firepit. Glass floor panelling filters natural light through to the main deck.

The two-tier beach club is another standout feature, made complete with additional sunloungers, fixed sunpads and an interconnected infinity pool.

The concept has various engine options, with an expected maximum speed of 25 knots and a cruising speed of 16 knots.

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