Last night at the offices of Fraser Yachts in St James Street in London, Claydon Reeves presented their 46 metre concept sailing superyacht Exo, which has been developed in partnership with Dykstra Naval Architects. Instead of designing a hull with a strong sense of enclosure, the designers have come up with a design that offers unparalleled views of the external and underwater environments.
The designers explained: "The interconnected root structures of large trees seemed like a good starting point as the basis for a yacht. Not only does the long vertical trunk represent the mast, but the root ball forms the hull, providing strength and the support for the vertical structure".
All technical and structural elements are integrated into the design so that the typically engineered solutions such as boom, helm stations and spreader bars share a consistent organic aesthetic.
The huge glass windows wrap over into the deck and are framed by the carbon fibre ‘chassis’ that is further accentuated by the bold material breakup. The cockpit maintains the organic form language; the sofas providing undulating islands of soft expansive seating and the table forms appear eroded by the sea.
Exo can be admired at the Fraser office until the end of September.
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