Yacht design studio Vripack and The New Yachts Company have collaborated on a new 50-metre (162-foot) yacht concept.
Named Maharani, the new concept is the product of Vripack’s Human Centred Design perspective, which has been developed to ensure yacht owners have the freedom to create the yacht of their dreams.
Marnix Hoekstra, director of Vripack, said, “It was led by design and then supported by technology, which is an aspect I really liked about that project. They’ve [The New Yachts Company] been getting interest in the platform and I hope they find someone to build it. I think this design shows the power of the platform and thinking.
The aluminium yacht is inspired by large open spaces and the use of luxury materials, inspired by sophisticated Manhattan lofts on Fifth Avenue.
Maharani challenges conventional yacht layouts by offering ten unique areas accessed from four different decks – all of which are connected allowing for daylight to enter into the centre of the vessel.
At the heart of the yacht lies the centrepiece – a central spiral staircase that circles the glass elevator within the multiple open levels of the vessel. Maharani will also boast ten separate spaces designed to offer more private relaxation without the need to share space with other guests.
The interior style will be that of a Manhattan home, modern at its core with natural touches blended together to create a homely atmosphere. Access to the owner’s deck is completely private to offer relaxation in complete isolation.
Hoekstra added, “Maharani incorporates so much of our thinking and what I like about that project is that we looked at the owner’s point of view and the design point of view. It is like flipping everything upside down.
“It wasn’t like we thought, ‘Oh, we have this awesome idea about hybrid technology and we should incorporate it somewhere’, but more like, ‘We are going to give this client a massive owner’s deck where there is no obstruction by technology or exhausts or engines etc. because of this hybrid technology and stuff.’”
Powered by 2 MTU 8V 2000 M72 engines, Maharani will be capable of pushing to a max speed of 16 knots. She will also offer accommodation for up to 10 guests and 10 crewmembers.