Komorebi – a Hybrid Superyacht Set to Sail by Vertical Wings

Van Peteghem Lauriot-Prévost (VPLP), a French design firm has designed few of the most innovative racing boats of the world. Their designs have also won many of the World Speed sailing records. Now VPLP has come up with a new concept of a trimaran superyacht named as Komorebi, which is neither a sailing vessel, nor a pure power yacht, but a combination of both. Komorebi has two fully-automated ‘wings’ or sails that can propel it at a speed of 15 knots (17mph) with the wind speed of 20 knots (23mph). Komorebi – is a Japanese word meaning- the interplay between light and leaves when sunlight shines through.

Komorebi, a 282 feet long sailing yacht is one of the most light-enhanced superyachts on the sea. This highly stable hybrid trimaran vessel is capable of crossing deep oceans. She is very elegantly styled despite her size. Her timeless exterior lines are accentuated by angular shapes as well as the extensive and precise use of glass emphasizes the natural living spaces which connect the interior and exterior. The automated wings are powerful to drive her without the engine in favourable wind conditions for weeks together and thus she can save a minimum of 30% fuel while a transatlantic crossing.

Komorebi can accommodate 18 guests in 9 cabins, a large owner’s suite, 6 guest staterooms, and 2 children’s cabins. Guests can gather on the multi-levels of aft-facing the deck that is divided into smaller intimate areas for dining and sit-outs, each of these offers a spectacular view of the ocean as well as easy access to the interior and other deck areas. The main aft deck has a swimming pool which creates a unique beach atmosphere on board; it also serves as a welcome area. Has a variety of water sports on the beach deck below also a 10m limousine tender and 8m fast tender.

The interior looks completely different than a typical superyacht has floor-to-ceiling windows literally a wrap around the main deck. Has open floor plans and a large saloon, it looks more like an Asian-inspired Frank Lloyd Wright design. From the main saloon area, one can see a small garden with living trees the ocean beyond, can be called true garden on the sea.

VPLP designed Komorebi trimaran superyacht can be the perfect answer to comfort space, stability, low running costs as well as a big step towards a low emission green yachts due to its hybrid propulsion system. “Despite the length, we want Komorebi not to appear dominant and overwhelming,” says Marc Van Peteghem, a naval architect at VPLP. “We want a sweet giant whom we can all love.”

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