‘Z boat’ by zaha hadid for kenny schacter, built by shoreteam zaha hadid: Z boat

zaha hadid has been commissioned by london-based art dealer and writer kenny schachter to design a limited edition speedboat for his own personal use.

the 8-meter-long ‘Z boat’ will be manufactured by french manufacturer shoreteam, who will produce just 12 of them to go on sale in early 2013.

zaha hadid: Z boat ‘Z boat’ by zaha hadid for kenny schachter, built by shoreteam

‘the asymmetrical design is sculptural in appearance while practically affording more seating accommodations. in a sense, the bespoke boat is as much a work of art as a cisitalia sports car in the permanent collection of the museum of modern art in new york.

the idea is to think of vessels and vehicles as highly individualistic expressions of art, architecture and design reflecting the edge of what is possible using the most advanced means, including materials, software systems and methods of fabrication.’ -design statement from zaha hadid architects

zaha hadid: Z boat ‘Z-car’ by zaha hadid image © zaha hadid architects

zaha hadid has previously conceived ‘Z-car’ for schachter. the two-seater automobile made from carbon fibre features a three-wheel base to reduce parking space, and is hydrogen powered with zero-emissions. the vehicle was later developed into the ‘Z-car II’, a compact four seater, four-wheeler lithium-ion battery alternative.

via architect’s journal and blouin art info