neWWave: the new 87m trimaran design concept

Written by Charl van Rooy

British-based Young designer Jaehoon Ahn has completed a new 87-metre motor yacht design concept as part of his university degree named neWWave. Not presented as a feasible and developed platform, neWWave is rather a study on how possible future interior spaces could deliver yachts with vastly different exteriors than what we are accustomed to today.

The base of the design study presents the idea of increased maximum ceiling heights to change the way these spaces are used on board on how they connect to the exterior. neWWave is designed with interior heights of 3.5-metres, reaching up to 8 metres in certain parts of the vessel. By raising the profile of a vessel, it inherently becomes more unstable due to a higher centre of gravity. Ahn feels this can be combatted by incorporating a more stable trimaran platform, much like has already been applied to certain yachts. Using a lightweight aluminium as build material will also help to keep the top weight to a minimum.

The project is designed with the Middle Eastern market in mind, and the interior details and onboard features are created to match the region’s lifestyles. A highly ornate and bright interior makes for a spacious and airy environment. A key space inside is the mosque or prayer room with a ceiling height of 8 metres.

The owner’s apartment overlooks the foredeck and is spread over two decks, with a special cabin for younger children as part of the suite. The suite leads directly up to the sun deck above.



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