Well-Thought Yacht

Students at L’école de design Nantes Atlantiques did a great job designing this sleek 47 foot yacht for sailing boat leader Benneteau’s European competition. The boat features a glass top that allows light to enter the main cabin as well as the underlying rooms. A combination of clever storage solutions and overall super-efficient utilization of common space make the interior the real highlight of this design.

Designers: Romain Benoit, Victor Blanchard, Yoann Deprost, Yoann Legaignoux, Vincent Derrien, Sola Takahashi


  • Quintin says:

    One has to saw his/her way through the deck to get to the bedrooms?

    I don’t have enough experience with boats to say if this interior layout is genius or like any other boat. The outside looks a bit plumb, though. I’ve seen much sleeker yachts..

  • Joseph Dumary says:

    All this people to realize one boat??? seriously!! Nice design..

  • TR says:

    This RD concept is amazing, where can I buy it?

  • Rawwhale says:

    Aw Quintin beat me too it but yeah YOU FORGOT THE ENTRANCE TO THE INSIDE!

    And it took 6 designers (?!?!) there is a good lightbulb joke in here somewhere…

  • Rawwhale says:

    Oh and the title “Well-Thought Yacht”!! HAHAHA.


  • Romain BENOIT says:

    Thank you for your comments.

    I would like to specify a few things:
    – the competition was about interior design
    – the entrance to the inside is an elevator located on the left of the cockpit
    – those few pictures don’t represent the whole project ( we made a model scale 1/20, an iges 3dmodel, and more pictures)

    Thank you again for your interest

    Romain BENOIT

  • Rawwhale says:

    Oh right we forgot about the invisible elevator….

    I live in a New York apartment smaller than either of these rooms, at very least you need to take advantage of all that dead space under those bedside tables and along the walls (even just hooks or flat shelves for books, gadgets, clothes and papers). Some underbed storage and knee-high drawers aren’t going to cut it.

    Also, you need curtains for the windows and sunroof, not just randomly covering blank patches of wall (check out picture 6).

    Hope this was helpful. You have lots of fun challenges for improving this! Good luck.

  • Shiverbrains says:

    Where is the elevator?

    I only see a tiny lifted section in the fourth rendering and seamless slick floors on everything else, top and bottom. Even if that somehow represents this invisible lift… the glass windshield prevents the elevator from rising higher than about four feet (based on the cockpit console height vs the seatback height). You also can’t use a counterweight on a rocking boat so this would require a pneumonic system that is at least double the height of the traveling distance of the elevator.

    Clearly you forgot to actually design an entrance to the inside, you are only cheating yourself by pretending that you did, accept the critique and improve!

  • great but coold be bit longer. love the colour.

  • MDesigns says:

    If 6 people want to give a presentation on a project like this, you better be prepared for a shellacking as you deserve it. Besides the elevator excuse, the exterior aesthetics and proportions look all wrong. I give you a “D-” on the interior. Your teacher gets an “F” for failing to do his job.

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