127-metre yacht Project #4

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Magomed Khamatkhanov
March 14, 2018

The French studio YXXI Yacht Design has unveiled their latest superyacht concept. Influenced by aerospace and car design, this yacht features all you can expect from a modern and comfortable yacht, with additional equipment that makes her unique among all others. Everything is designed to provide guests an incomparable experience with family and friends, around sea, sports and entertainment.

All rooms are equipped with electrochromatic glass windows that can be automatically or manually teinted, to protect from the sunlight and prevent the visibility from outside. An elevator allows easy access to all decks for guests. Style and general arrangement of interior spaces will be adapted to customer's requests.

Upper deck offers generous space for relaxation, under the sun or in the shadow of the mast surface, and a large sunbathing area. The high position allows a wide overview on the environment, and privacy at anchor or when moored in a port. The mast hides an outdoor cinema screen to enjoy movies under the starry sky. 

On the middle part of the sundeck, standing as one of the main features of this yacht, is the sports dedicated area. It offers a full-scale tennis court, and all equipment needed to use it as a playground for basketball, football, badminton, golf, or any other sport. An integrated folding net prevents balls from falling in the water, and can also provide protection from the sun.  In the front part of this deck is located the owner’s suite, with its own spa and private terrace overlooking the yacht bow. This terrace can also be enjoyed as a closed space thanks to the sliding glass roof.

On the deck below, most of the space is dedicated to 8 main guests suites. The two rear suites open on their own private terrace and spa, with a wide view on the sea. Other suites are surrounded by wide balconies, offering plenty of quiet and convivial space for relaxation. Front part of this deck is occupied by the cockpit and an exterior crew resting area. 

The main deck is splitted between private, living and service spaces. Rear part of the superstructure contains the upper saloon and the dining room.Wide doors open on a terrace that can be shaded by a roller sunblind, and then used as an exterior dining room or saloon at any time.The central part is occupied by the galley, food and equipment storage rooms, and other service areas.The front part is occupied by 6 additional guests suites, with floor-to-ceiling windows to offer an open view on the sea. Guests suites have direct access to the foredeck by a folding door in the superstructure.

On the foredeck, the helipad features a lifting platform which measures eleven metres in diameter.When in down position, this platform is invisible and allows normal use of the foredeck for guests.For helicopter landing and take-off, the platform is in high position, giving sufficient clearance around for secured operations.

A wide exterior walkway allows wandering around the superstructure.This all-round walkway makes a 200 meter loop that can be used as a running track. Below the dining terrace is the main terrace and the swimming pool, with large shaded and sunny space available. The swimming pool is 12 x 8 metres large (40 x 26 feet) and 2.75 metres deep (9 feet). Its side walls are made of transparent glass, which creates an astounding view from lower level.

On both sides of the terrace, stairs leads down to the open beach club at water level. When entering the yacht, the first room is the main saloon, featuring relaxing spaces with games and multimedia equipment. Next to the main saloon is a 30-seat movie theater and a video games room. The front part of this deck and decks below are dedicated to service and technical areas, crew quarters and engine room.

For the yacht propulsion, YXXI imagined 2 different solutions, each of them with 2 in-line propellers and a battery bank supplied by autonomous generators.In the first solution, propellers can be driven by both diesel and electric engines via a specific gearbox. An additional small unidirectionnal thruster is installed aft of the hull for easy manoeuvring. In the second solution, in line propellers are driven by diesel engines only, and an additional electric azimuthing pod allows silent navigation and easy manoeuvring.

In both cases, at cruise speed the yacht is driven by diesel engines working at their nominal speed for maximum fuel savings and emissions reduction. At low speed, only silent electrical energy is used. At high speed, diesel and electric sources can be mixed to have maximum power.

At water level, folding hull doors on both sides of the yacht give access to various guests and service areas. Port and starboard sides, the 2 most forward hull doors open on entertainment equipment never seen on a yacht before : a golf and a surfing indoor practice installations. With open or closed doors, guests can still improve their surfing or golfing skills at any time of the day, whatever the external weather. The next 2 hull doors open on the tenders room, which dimensions make operations easy for tenders up to 12 metres long. Additional available volume can be used to store all sea and ground toys. Port side, another hull door allows boarding and unboarding operations for a submarine. 

All needed equipment for submarine and scuba-diving activities is available in the room. Aft hull doors open on the covered beach club, with a wide view on the sea and the swimming-pool glass walls. This volume can be arranged as a saloon to enjoy the sea in calm and comfort, or as a party room at night.Next to the beach club, guests can find a fitness room, a massage room, a hair and body-care room, a spa and a sauna. At the rear of the yacht is the open beach club, with large sunbathes, and space to possibly accomodate additional equipment or furniture.

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