309 images

130m Cobra and 40m EX40 superyacht concepts revealed

16 April 2021By Ria Wolstenholme

London based yacht designer Uros Pavasovic has revealed two new superyacht concepts; the 130m Cobra and 40m EX40.

The designs were revealed to mark the first anniversary of the studio, which was set up by Pavasovic following stints working for Terence Disdale and Winch Design on the designs of yachts including 99m Madame Gu, 90m Phoenix 2 and 85m Ace.


The larger of the two concepts, the 130m Cobra is described as a “work of creative indulgence” taking inspiration from military aircraft. This is especially seen in the forward superstructure, which is inspired by a “streamlined fighter jet canopy”.

If built, the hybrid yacht would also feature exposed jet engines used to power the generators on board.

Sketches of Cobra's hybrid propulsion package

Speaking about the design, Pavasovic said: “It pushes our understanding of design parameters, and yet is, in fact, buildable. It might look like science fiction, but it's not total fantasy. The only unreal element is that those engines would be loud.”

The smaller design EX40 is a fully custom design originally designed for a specific client who was after a refined and elegant explorer that would “stand the test of time”.

Imagery courtesy of Uros Pavasovic

Accommodation on board is for a total of 12 guests in six cabins, comprising a main deck master with an office and option fold-down balcony, and five addition guest cabins on the lower deck. The owner has the option to convert one of these into a gym or spa if preferred.

The owner’s brief also called for two options for the beach club aft, one open and one closed.

EX40's beach club
Imagery courtesy of Uros Pavasovic

“Both stern design proposals were conceived with the aim to preserve a delicate balance between privacy and unrestricted views of the sea,” Pavasovic said. “An open connection to the sea merged with privacy and shelter was central to the owner’s vision.”