foster + partners and alen yacht craft luxury 68-foot motorboat foster + partners and alen yacht craft luxury 68-foot motorboat
sep 15, 2014

foster + partners and alen yacht craft luxury 68-foot motorboat

foster + partners and alen yacht craft luxury 68-foot motorboat
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working alongside high-end turkish boat manufacturers alen yacht, foster + partners has unveiled a 68-foot motor yacht capable of speeds of up to 45 knots. the fast and agile vessel – named ‘alen 68’ – boasts a streamlined form providing 20 percent more volume than comparable yachts thanks to a flexible internal pod system. unlike typical boat fittings, the furniture does not touch the inside of the hull, but traces the contours of its white leather walls.

norman foster and partners alen 68 motor yacht designboom
the 68-foot motor yacht is capable of speeds of up to 45 knots

 

 

 

stairs lead downwards to the prow where top lighting illuminates the lounge below. internally, the open-plan layout can accommodate up to twelve guests at any one time, with smaller volumes capable of hosting more intimate events. a master suite features a double bed and leather chaise longue, while the galley and bathroom are located in the center of the boat.

norman foster and partners alen 68 motor yacht designboom
the streamlined form provides 20 percent more volume than comparable yachts

 

 

 

either side of the wooden foredeck, two further black fabric recliners are arranged in order to maximize flexibility, while jet skis and paddle boards can also be accommodated. envisioned as the cover of a sports car, a black fabric shading screen can partially or fully enclose the yacht’s seating area – protecting the craft in all weathers.

 

‘alen 68’ is presented at monaco yacht show 2014.

norman foster and partners alen 68 motor yacht designboom
internal furniture does not touch the inside of the hull, but traces the contours of its white leather walls

norman foster and partners alen 68 motor yacht designboom
envisioned as the cover of a sports car, a fabric shading screen can partially or fully enclose the yacht’s seating area

  • How odd. A yacht disguised as an oversized speedboat.

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