Carbon-neutral 110m superyacht concept VY-01 with "garden-like" interior revealed

German design studio 3deluxe has partnered with SuperWorld to reveal an entirely carbon-neutral 110-metre (360-foot) superyacht concept named VY-01, complete with a “garden-like” interior.

VY-01 yacht design

First revealed at the 2021 Monaco Yacht Show, the concept is described as a “floating garden of Eden” by the studio. Key features of the open-plan layout include a greenhouse and vegetable garden.

VY-01 yacht design

Speaking about the design, the studio said, “Climate change is forcing industries to rethink the way they operate. In the technically ambitious world of yacht building, there are some interesting developments that could pave the wave for achieving the goal of significant reduction in emissions from global seafaring.”

Greenhouse yacht interior

In additional the technological innovations and the ambitious outer design, the interior of the yacht also sets new standards. The interior concept breaks with many conventions of yacht design and corresponds to the visionary, nature-orientated philosophy of the project. A light-suffused, loft-like space forms a spacious room continuum made up of a greenhouse, lounge living space, kitchen, bar and vegetable garden. Luxury is rewritten entirely, with natural surroundings replacing acrylic glass and brass, while natural, healthy air replaces excessive air conditioning.

Garden yacht interior

The additional water needed for the plants is made available by the seawater desalination system, which is powered by the zero carbon solar panels on the roof and the exterior. The master bedroom, meanwhile, is an open-topped space within the greenhouse, with a view of the starry night sky. The open spatial concept corresponds to the modern living concepts of a new generation of yachts: open, unconventional and close to nature.

master suite

The simple, elegant exterior of the ship is characterised by a homogenous, closed shape. Reduced and streamlined, the volume offers minimal resistance to the wind and weather, and the hull merges seamlessly with the side façade right up to the highest point of the ship. Sensor-controlled louvers are integrated into the raised side walls to regulate the amount of light reaching the upper decks and can be closed during fast sailing and adverse weather conditions.

yacht exterior by 3deluxe

The concept is set to be powered by fuel cells driven by hydrogen and recharged by bio-methanol, for a range of 3,240 nautical miles. Noise pollution is kept at a minimum thanks to silent electric engines.

VY-01 yacht exterior

“Working with 3deluxe is ideal for SuperWorld,” said SuperWorld co-founder and CEO Hrish Lotlikar. “Our vision is to help build a better world, and a move towards greater sustainability for yachts - for any form of transportation - aligns perfectly with our business model. Team SuperWorld is dedicated to moving forward in the metaverse and giving back in the real world, so this partnership gives us and our users the perfect opportunity to showcase AR and NFTs that affect profound change.”

VY-01 yacht exterior

The 3deluxe team said, “Ideally, the ship will be made available by the future owner for educational purposes while it is at rest. Our aim is to use the project as a communicative platform for discussion of the complex challenges of our time and as an unconventional location for summits, conferences and think tanks.”

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