In the world of Superyachts, pushing the limits of what is technologically and structurally possible is often the name of the game when it comes to design. Concept yachts provide yacht designers with a unique opportunity to push their imaginations to the limit. But what about Concept Islands?
Yacht Island Design wanted to create designs that feature locations, rather than transportation, approaching traditional yacht design in a unique way:
“We like to base our designs upon innovative floating platforms. It frees us to explore bold and daring ideas which challenge the accepted norms within the yachting industry. No longer are we bound by the restrictions of a conventional hull shape. This unleashes creative flair and individualism for our clients as well as us!”
In this exclusive interview, we explore their unconventional work, hopes for the future, and their approach to challenging the status quo for yacht design.
The Foundation Idea Of Yacht Island Design
1. Could you describe your ethos and approach to yacht design?
The foundation idea for the company was to offer something different in the yacht design space. We wanted to create designs that were a place to be, choosing to base design on a theme, that could be anything a client desired.
2. Any future hopes and goals for your designs?
Currently, we are in discussions with a couple of potential clients. We hope to start working with them on one of our concepts in the not too distant future.
The Streets Of Monaco
As our first project, we wanted to make a statement by showcasing just how different this design philosophy could be from what is usual in the industry today. We are big motorsport fans, and the idea of putting a kart track on board was one of our first ideas. Combining this with our desire to design themed vessels Monaco seemed like the perfect overarching theme. We tried to capture the style and elegance of Monaco in the design.
Tropical Island Paradise
For our next concept, we wanted to create a design that blended a slightly more traditional-looking super structure with highly themed deck designs.
Challenging Yacht Design Conventions & Upcoming Projects
1. For your current projects, what was the inspiration behind each design, and how do they challenge the usual conventions of yacht design?
The key element of change relative to conventional yacht design is considering the design primarily as a place to be rather than transportation. But that is not to say they can’t be used as transportation – it is just not the driving requirement. This provides huge scope for design creativity and enables us to offer clients highly personalised, exceptional experiences on the water.
2. What are your upcoming projects, and what new aspects to the design are you aiming to implement?
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