Superyacht Design Boasts Pilotable Drone and Detachable Lodge
The Monaco Superyacht Show is known for unveiling some remarkable vessels, but the TIME superyacht concept goes above and beyond the call of duty. Henry Ward Design and BMT Nigel Gee have created a concept superyacht offering features you don’t normally find at sea—notably access to the sky via drone.
The proposed 216-foot superyacht will feature seven decks and a twin azimuth thrusting drive system, with a total power of 3000 kW, allowing for a cruising speed of 15 knots and a range in excess of 5,000 nautical miles.
Of course, two things set this apart. The first: an autonomous drone housed in a hanger in the bow. With a seating capacity of four, the drone can handle all piloting and navigation autonomously.
The other: The 59-foot-long floating lodge. Designed to blend in as a fixed part of the superstructure, it docks within the TIME’s aft end. It can be launched as an independent base for expeditions when the water gets shallow. The lodge includes an owner’s cabin, a second guest cabin, and an open-plan galley/dining/living area.
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