AUDI trimaran yacht
original content
apr 20, 2011
AUDI trimaran yacht


model of AUDI trimaran yacht
image © designboom

 

 

AUDI has given designboom some exclusive insight into the AUDI trimaran yacht – a graduate project by
german designer stefanie behringer, developed under the supervision of the AUDI concept design in munich, germany.

in the words of designer stefanie behringer:
the new concept integrates two jet skis within a motorboat. the hull’s architecture is based on a trimaran (a boat with multiple hulls),
consisting of a main center hull which is supported by two smaller outrigger hulls on either side of the boat.
inside each of these two outrigger pods, one jet ski is stored.

the main advantage of multi-hulls,  is their slender shape which makes them efficient,
resulting in less friction resistance in the water. furthermore multi-hulls are very stable at sail and at anchor.

the boat is driven by two efficient and lightweight AUDI TDI (turbo-charged injection) diesel engines, while the jet skis are
electric driven. at low speed up to 8 knots, for example in bays or harbors, the whole boat can be moved with the single power
of the electric driven jet skis, without producing any emissions or noise. at higher speeds of up to 30 knots,
the two diesel engines can be switched on continuously. during this process the electric supports the diesel engines
while accelerating, so that the boat is planes at a faster speed and less fuel is needed. at the same time the diesel engines
recharge the batteries of the two jet boats.

 

 


jet ski is stored in the outrigger pods

image © designboom

 

 

the boat’s overall length is 15m, and due to its slender center hull measures only 6.40 m wide.
the jet driven concept allows one to even travel in shallow water, because its draft is only 58 cm.
on deck there is space for 12 people, while below, the boat offers more room in the form of four berths.
by flipping down a saloon table within one of the spaces, another two additional berths can be offered.

 

 


image © designboom

 

 

the design is based on the AUDI brand values – progressive, sportive and premium:
the vessel has an athletic, elegant appearance without being too powerful or aggressive.
the main proportions of the exterior follow the graceful character of a sailing yacht,
emphasized by mesh surfaces within the outriggers and the shape of the main hull, which narrows towards the back.
the jet skis follow the elegant and light appearance of the main boat. the silver frame, which links the outrigger pods
with the main hull, accentuate the technical components of AUDI and is reminiscent of aluminum frame structures
seen in automotive engineering.

 

 

 

 


rendering (back view)

— exclusive image for designboom, courtesy AUDI

 

 

 

the deck area is a place for relaxation and socializing. in contrast to the more technical and
emotional designed exterior, this space is based on very calm and puristic shapes, offering characteristics of a lounge.
between the two spacious seating benches, which grow out of the large sun lounger surfaces from the back,
a table can be moved out of the floor. the huge panoramic glass roof not only shields one from head wind,
but also works as sun protection. the high side walls prevent from water spray. the storage area in the front
gives space for equipment like snorkel, fins or the shopping from mainland. the suspended seating bench offers
optimal driving comfort.

 



 


– exclusive image for designboom, courtesy AUDI

 

 

technical details:
length: 15 m / 49.2 ft
width: 6.40 m / 21 ft
draft: 0.58m / 1.9 ft
width main body: 2.80 m / 9.2 ft
length jet skis: 3.2 m / 10.5 ft
width jet skis: 1.15 m / 3.8 ft

maximum velocity: 74 km/h / 40 kn
maximum velocity (e-engines): 15 km/h / 8 kn

2x 500 horsepower V12 TDI (turbo-charged injection)
2x 100 horsepower / 74 KWI

 

 

sketch
– exclusive image for designboom, courtesy AUDI

 

 

renderings and sketches
— exclusive images for designboom, courtesy AUDI

 

 



yacht model
— exclusive image for designboom, courtesy AUDI

 

 


model (top view)
– exclusive image for designboom, courtesy AUDI

 

 


rendering
— exclusive image for designboom, courtesy AUDI

 

 

as the trimaran boat is in its concept phase, plans for implementing the model into reality have not yet been made.

 

comments policy
LOG IN VIA
login with designboom
designboom's comment policy guidelines
generally speaking, if we publish something, it's because we're genuinely interested in the subject. we hope you'll share this interest and if you know even more about it, please share! our goal in the discussion threads is to have good conversation and we prefer constructive opinions. we and our readers have fun with entertaining ones. designboom welcomes alerts about typos, incorrect names, and the like.
the correction is at the discretion of the post editor and may not happen immediately.

what if you disagree with what we or another commenter has to say?
let's hear it! but please understand that offensive, inappropriate, or just plain annoying comments may be deleted or shortened.

- please do not make racist, sexist, anti-semitic, homophobic or otherwise offensive comments.
- please don't personally insult the writers or your fellow commenters.
- please avoid using offensive words, replacing a few letters with asterisks is not a valid workaround.
- please don't include your website or e-mail address in your comments for the purpose of self-promotion.
- please respect jury verdicts and do not discuss offensively on the competition results
(there is only one fist prize, and designboom usually asks renown professionals to help us to promote talent.
in addition to the awarded designs, we do feel that almost all deserve our attention, that is why we publish
the best 100-200 entries too.)

a link is allowed in comments as long as they add value in the form of information, images, humor, etc. (links to the front page of your personal blog or website are not okay). unwelcome links (to commercial products or services of others, offensive material etc. ) will be redacted. and, ... yes, spam gets banned. no, we do not post fake comments.

product library