ROLLS ROYCE - Luxury super yacht tender concept
Very Riva like, in a modern sort of way. We love the blue chrome look. Is it stretched vinyl or anodized aluminium. Mercedes achieved the same look on one of their new gull wing cars. Imagine this beast with the growl of twin Merlin engines. Oh joy. That would bring a smile to Sir Malcolm's face.
Less than a year ago, when Stefan Monro was just a Transport Design student at Coventry Institute, he decided to take what he had learned from his internship at Rolls Royce- and implement it into a final year project. What he came up with is a sport cruiser/luxury yacht hybrid that was so breathtaking; it ultimately got him a full time job at the illustrious luxury auto group.
forget though that the Rolls-Royce 450EX superyacht
is a student project and in no way officially associated with the Rolls-Royce Motor Cars brand although design direction and assistance has been given in areas to help support the project.
"After completing an internship at Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, I wanted to use the company’s brand to evidence the potential and allure this well established and unique automotive brand, already synonymous with luxury in its own sector, could bring to the yacht industry. I made it a priority to avoid a literal translation of car features into a marine environment as previous automotive styled yachts have often appeared forced, simply transposing car features onto an existing hull. Instead I wanted to take the design DNA and key principles of the Rolls-Royce brand and apply these gracefully to a marine product that projects a confident aesthetic in the surrounding environment."
The exposed surface drives denote the potential power and nature of the vessel. An extended tunnel hull coupled with a suspended interior deck are in the interests of ride comfort for which the brand is noted. A floating waterline when at rest helps enforce the ethereal nature of the brand and benefits lifting forces to help achieve planing speeds. The forward ‘prongs’ help maintain a visual connection with the water surface when planing and increase
airflow into the tunnel hull.
Is it a boat or a submarine. Troy Tempest would love it. What of the forward planing shoes, do they work like the K7s in conjunction with the surface piercing props at the rear, or is it all show. If so the narrow track is an area of interest for engineers. It looks like a walrus. The acute angle of the forward screen may give restricted vision from reflections due to the angle of incidence. The inset props may be problematic. One way to find out is to build a large scale model and test it. Pick me!
Don't be silly.
There is no point contacting RR about this project, other than to urge them to consider getting into the small boat market. Who knows what the future will bring.
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Autonomous cargo concept. All that is missing is the energy harvesting devices that could make such as vision, a sustainable dream come true.
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