Design inspired by nature
The Dutch design studio Vripack presents Futura is a 66 m superyacht with a reduced midship beam design, with flowing, curved lines and an air draught of only a third of the height of a yacht of the same length. This feminine design is inspired by nature, with an incredible cocoon-like glass superstructure reminiscent of a whale's silhouette. This lightweight structure has a diamond-shaped coating similar to the scales of a fish.
"This incredible room is a large crystal palace carefully installed above the hull, allowing you to see everything on the boat. In practice, this means that everyone on board can go about their business, knowing which room they're in." explains Bart Bouwhuis, creative co-director.
Designed under the concept of "fraction and fusion", Futura moves away from a traditional main deck configuration. The result is a loft-style layout with different levels of decks and floors that intermingle and interconnect, both externally and internally, on both lower and upper decks, from the stern of the boat to the foredeck.
Modular furniture makes it possible to create versatile spaces. A dining table for 20 people on the main deck, in the extension of the interior, will allow you to enjoy a pleasant meal outdoors, while a DJ cabin located on the upper deck, in the observation area, will allow you to hold large outdoor parties.
A sustainable yacht
With huge tanks of 100?000 litres of fuel, Futura is a hybrid electric/diesel yacht, but different from the yachts already on the market. It is designed to run on biofuel made from food waste. It also has revolutionary bio-sourced batteries, based on salt, sand, water and plants. The batteries are recharged by a huge kite on an electric winch, which can be deployed at the touch of a button. The battery pack is also 100% biodegradable.
"What Futura offers homeowners is choice. By approaching sustainability as a design challenge, we don't wait for homeowners to ask for this technology, we present them with a concept based on sustainable solutions that currently exist. The answers are there, the supply is there, homeowners just need to want it concludes Marnix Hoekstra, creative co-director.