“Unique Circle Yachts” is conceived by Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA), and is a family of five 90m vessels designed to mimic the fluidity of water. With coral-like cut-outs creating a smooth exoskeleton, the yachts have the perfect look for any science fiction film or trendy billionaire.
In partnership with naval architects Blohm+Voss, the yachts are inspired by their “Mother Ship”, a 128m concept that has given birth to the five smaller projects. The design team used hydrodynamic research to shape the hulls, varying the thickness throughout the interwoven exoskeletons. According to ZHA, traditional yachts adhere to a “horizontal order,” but the exoskeleton works as a connection between the many decks, as well as between the five different yachts. “Each will vary in the density or intensity of lattices, space on deck, the possible inclusion of a sundeck on the bow or the loggia and balcony forming the exterior pool as well as a bow with unique expression according to the conceptual design,” says Blohm+Voss.