This zero-emission superyacht could well become a reality

A sailing super-trimaran, equipped with a 100% electric auxiliary engine, capable of sailing without any emissions, is the project imagined by the Dutch and Irish studios, Van Geest Design and Rob Doyle Design. This superyacht trimaran, called Domus, probably prefigures the multihulls of the future.


Pieter van Geest and Rob Doyl, the two designers behind the concept, have named it ‘Domus’, in homage to the Latin villas – the patrician houses built around a common space, the atrium – where wealthy Romans lived during ancient Rome and up to the height of the Roman Empire.


These are all concepts that can be found on board.


© Van Geest Design & Rob Doyle Design


Her living space would be spread over one level with the galley and laundry located in the central hull. The central deck could house two luxury cabins and four standard cabins, a spa, a swimming pool, a gym, beach platforms and a cinema.


In addition to the exceptional habitability inherent in this architectural choice, the gigantic 800 m² floor area – a surface area four times larger than that of traditional sailing ships – allows for the installation of an equally gigantic surface area of photovoltaic panels, laminated into the decks and roofs.


© Van Geest Design & Rob Doyle Design


The single-storey superyacht trimaran is expected to be 40 meters in length.


“We believe that if you want to enjoy the benefits of a multihull from 40m upwards, the only practical solution is a trimaran. The research undertaken on multihull superyacht sizes between 80/90m and 40/50m clearly proves this,” say Pieter van Geest and Rob Doyl.


© Van Geest Design & Rob Doyle Design


“Wide trimarans have proven to be faster than catamarans of the same size. This has been the case in offshore/inshore races around the world, most notably in 2010 with BMW Oracle’s (27m trimaran) victory over Alinghi (27m catamaran),” they add.


But the best part is its zero-emission sailing. Domus is said to be powered by a combination of fuel cells, hydroelectricity and solar energy, giving it unlimited autonomy. This means it would not take along any waste that pollutes the environment and disturbs the climate.


© Van Geest Design & Rob Doyle Design


Once fleshed out, this project will need to be studied further to see if it can be implemented in the near future.





Featured photo : © Van Geest Design & Rob Doyle Design

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