Superyacht’s epic interiors you just have to see
Sleek, spectacular and overtly opulent, this new 112m superyacht concept has literally blown the humble houseboat out of the water.
Dutch yacht designer, Sinot, has released stunning images of its latest remarkable superyacht prototype, dubbed AQUA, which has been created with Lateral Naval Architects.
Powered entirely by liquid hydrogen and state-of-the-art fuel cell technology, the yacht melds environmentally sensitive, emission-free sailing with futuristic aesthetics and luxe living on the water.
The watercraft has been designed to bring guests as close as possible to the water, demonstrated by the five-deck configuration, a mind-blowing observatory with 360-degree views and a cascading infinity pool at sea level.
Designer Sander Sinot says his team integrated the hydrogen-electric system to cater for all onboard energy needs without compromising on aesthetics, comfort or usability.
“For the development of AQUA, we took inspiration from the lifestyle of a discerning, forward-looking owner, the fluid versatility of water and cutting-edge technology to combine this in a 112m superyacht with truly innovative features,” Sinot says.
Liquified hydrogen is converted into electrical energy by proton exchange membrane fuel cells, with water being the only by-product.
“Our challenge was to implement fully operational liquid hydrogen and fuel cells in a true superyacht that is not only groundbreaking in technology, but also in design and aesthetics,” Sinot says.
“We consider AQUA to be a major step forward in the application of new technologies aboard a superyacht, while at the same time showcasing an integrated and highly poetic design approach.”
The yacht’s central circular staircase forms the centrepiece of the vessel and is a spectacle in itself, winding from the top to the lower decks.
With ample space for 14 guests and 31 crew and a speed of 17 knots, AQUA has devoted space to a VIP suite on the forward upper deck, and an owner’s pavilion with a large bathroom, dressing room and an intimate private spa.
Epic hydrogen superyacht
Large floor-to-ceiling windows capitalise on the picturesque seascapes, while an expansive open-plan pavilion uses timber screens to divide the room to provide intimacy. A drop-down screen and shutters convert the pavilion into a theatre room.
There is also an indoor health and wellness centre with a hydro massage room, yoga space and workout floor.
The AQUA concept was unveiled at the Monaco Yacht Show in September.