Utopia Yacht is an ambitious project from BMT Nigel Gee in partnership with Yacht Island Design. It gives you a glimpse of an avant-garde future yacht that breaks the traditional naval architectural mould into a truly unique look free from any conventional design constraints. Utopia Yacht has been designed with spanning over 11 decks and measuring 100m in length and breadth. It has the equivalent volume of today’s cruise liner and enough space to create an entire micronation.
James Roy, Yacht Design Director at BMT Nigel Gee explains: “Visions of the future are often constrained by familiarity with the present or reflection on the past. Much is made in today’s design community of starting with a blank sheet of paper yet many, if not all yacht concepts revert back to the traditional form – the perception that a yacht should be a form of transport becomes an immediate constraint. Utopia is not an object to travel in, it is a place to be, an island established for anyone who has the vision to create such a place.”
This futuristic yacht design is based on four-legged platform that employs the same principals of any small waterplane area where resulted in minimum motions in even the most extreme sea conditions. Each leg supports a fully azimuthing thruster and with four such units, the design can redeploy between desired locations at slow speeds.
A large central structure bisects the water surface acting as the conduit for the mooring system that is a critical element of the design, as well as housing a wet dock for access by tenders. In addition to tender access the design features multiple helicopter pads.
The 11 decks will host main accommodation and services where the uppermost deck is covered by a retractable canopy. Passengers will be able to have awesome 360-degree views at the observatory that is located on the 13th floor of Utopia Yacht. At this point, passengers would be 65m above the water surface.
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James Roy concludes: “Pioneering design ideas such as Utopia are exactly the types of projects that our team excel in. Our forward thinking approach and unrivalled state of the art engineering experience allows us to work closely with designers, stylists and shipyards, to bring these ideas to life and lead the market into the next generation of naval architecture.”