Exploiting the fundamental physics of naval architecture, Laurent Giles has gone back to the basics during the design of its new 110-metre HEMY (High Efficiency Motor Yacht) concept. The yacht’s efficiency stems from a heavy focus on high length-beam ratios and a low displacement that together deliver a very economically-driven hull.
The concept is directly aimed at addressing the constant accommodation-efficiency compromise that many projects face as increased accommodation spaces typically affect the beam, weight and subsequently, the overall performance of the vessel.
The solution is an 110-metre long hull that spans a mere 12.5 metres across and comes in below the 3000 GT threshold. David Lewis, Managing Director at Laurent Giles, explains more about the concept: “The concept was to start with a typical 70-75m yacht and lengthen the hull to offer increased interior volume and remain within a 3000GT limit. Not only does the HEMY offer increased accommodation volume, but with its more efficient length/beam ratio and lighter displacement/length it offers significant improvements in performance and seakeeping.”
To reach a maximum speed of over 20 knots, the 110M HEMY would require the same installed power as that of a 75-metre motor yacht while at the same time delivering a cruising range of 6,500 nm.
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