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84m Star Trek-inspired hybrid concept Enterprise released by M51

17 March 2023• Written by Laura Nicholls

M51 Yacht Designs has revealed its latest concept, the 84-metre hybrid-powered Enterprise. The design studio was inspired by the 84-metre White Rabbit, and opted for a trimaran hull form for Enterprise to be able to accommodate a wide array of amenities and work efficiently.

Making the most of the trimaran’s wide beam, the design includes a large tender and toy storage garage with "jaw doors" located aft under the helicopter landing pad, which could be reconfigured to house an extra helicopter hangar.

“I had been watching the first season of Star Trek and unconsciously designed a yacht that resembles the original Star Trek Enterprise,” said M51’s founder, Anthony Glasson. “I only realised this influence on the exterior once I’d finished. She is not quite a full explorer or traditional, but the features and arrangement is a mix of both – so Enterprise is an adventure yacht.”

Other key benefits of the trimaran hull is its low fuel consumption, which M51 Yacht Design claims is reduced by up to 30 per cent compared to similar-sized vessels.

The outer hulls of Enterprise are designated for ship machinery, whereas the central hull is used for guest and crew accommodation. Here, guests will find eight staterooms for up to 12 guests, including a full-beam owner’s cabin. All interior entertaining areas on board benefit from large floor-to-ceiling windows for maximum views.

A key feature on board is the yacht’s sundeck area. The deck’s courtyard arrangement offers guests an open-air hot tub, forward-facing lounge and bar area, a gym and another indoor-outdoor lounge with glass separation.

All decks are accessed via the central circular elevator, including the upper deck and its open-plan lounge, bar and dining area. On this deck, the forward lounge opens out onto a large outdoor entertainment area with several lounging and al fresco dining spots and a hot tub. A third hot tub is located on the main deck aft and a large beach club can be found in the centre hull aft.

Built from aluminium, Enterprise has been given a range of 5,000 nautical miles.