isaac burrough's superyacht concept features sleek solar panels and a hybrid drivetrain
 

isaac burrough's superyacht concept features sleek solar panels and a hybrid drivetrain

new zealand born designer, isaac burrough, presents his forward-thinking superyacht concept that is developed to maximize both current and future sustainable technologies. named after the māori guardian of the ocean, kiwa measures 110 meters in length and combines energy-saving features with a sleek, elegant design. 

isaac burrough's superyacht concept features sleek solar panels and a hybrid drivetrain designboom

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a narrow, low-volume to length hull ensures motor-efficiency from the ground up and 200 square meters of solar panels power the daily crew usage and hotel load. structurally lowering fuel consumption is only the first step. with a hybrid propulsion system, guests can enable electric-only mode to enter remote zones without pollution or enjoy al fresco dining sans generator. isaac burrough has also designed kiwa to look to engineering innovations of the future. as solar and battery technology develops, its electric capacity is expected to extend from several hours to unlimited, emission-free motoring.

 

animation by isaac burrough design

 

 

outdoor living is encouraged with expansive deck areas and 175 square meters of storage space for guest tenders and toys. the large main deck is versatile; with sliding doors and diverse lounge areas that create private sanctuaries in shade or sun. it is elegantly terraced to the swim platform, evoking a beach sloping toward the sea.

isaac burrough's superyacht concept features sleek solar panels and a hybrid drivetrain designboom

image by KVANT-1

 

 

above the swim platform, a glass bottom pool is cantilevered off the main deck and, on the lower deck, in-built sun pads are partially covered by the blue rays emitting from the glass. the sun pads look out to an uninterrupted aft view while, upstairs, the sun deck boasts a jacuzzi with an elevated panoramic view. but the best view on board can be found in the spa area where semi submerged pools allow guests to enjoy scenery both above and below the water surface.

isaac burrough's superyacht concept features sleek solar panels and a hybrid drivetrain designboom

image by KVANT-1

 

 

‘the intention for kiwa was to design a yacht that is both modern and elegant. her sleek silhouette combined with curvaceous surfaces give grace despite her exploration capabilities. a yacht that will look sophisticated whether cruising the mediterranean or the arctic.’ – isaac burrough

isaac burrough's superyacht concept features sleek solar panels and a hybrid drivetrain designboom

image by KVANT-1

isaac burrough's superyacht concept features sleek solar panels and a hybrid drivetrain designboom

image by KVANT-1

 

 

project info:

 

project name: kiwa

design and animation: isaac burrough design

images: KVANT-1

 

kiwa specifications:

overall length: 110 meters
beam: 15.5 meters
guests: 14
staff: 2
crew: 27
guest tenders: 2x 12m, 7m
crew tenders: 2x 7m
helicopter: h145

 

designboom has received this project from our ‘DIY submissions‘ feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication. see more project submissions from our readers here.

 

edited by: lynne myers | designboom

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