MUB Design reveals 85m superyacht concept Moea
by Chris Jefferies
Parisian studio MUB Design has revealed its latest yacht concept, the 85 metre Moea. Designed to reflect “a world of classic French elegance and style”, the yacht’s exterior aesthetic strikes a fine balance between the aggressively raked radar arch and the smooth, sober lines of the superstructure.
Speaking to Boat International, lead designer Mahjoub El Mahmoudi said: “The yacht market is looking for a new product, notably in terms of design. Moea suits a clientele looking for a yacht out of the ordinary and wanting to stand out from what already exists on the market.”
The aluminium superstructure would be optimised to offer the maximum possible interior space, he added.
Accommodation is for up to 30 guests and key features include a foredeck helipad, two superyacht spa pools on the upper deck and an aft deck swimming pool. What’s more, the photovoltaic panels on the bimini add to this yacht’s environmental credentials.
Details of the drivetrain are undisclosed at this stage but the hull has been designed to achieve a top speed of 20 knots and cruise comfortably at 17 knots.
The studio has been approached by various shipyards in Germany and the Netherlands but no build partner has been revealed as yet. El Mahmoudi estimates that Moea could be built in a timeframe of less than 30 months for a total budget of $120 million.
MUB Design first made headlines in October 2015 when it revealed the 102 metre Calibre yacht concept, which was hailed as “fit for a Bond villain”.