This reconfigurable superyacht is a comfortable and safe vessel for high sea adventures

Future-forward yacht designs always entice us and this one was bound to be featured here. Envisioned by Andy Waugh Yacht Design, this watercraft spanning 80 meters in length is made for luxurious journeys on the high seas.

Dubbed Decadence, this vessel has a state-of-the-art “Small Waterplane Area Twin Hull” (SWATH) that sets it apart from any other real-life superyacht or catamaran. For that matter, considering it’s still just a concept design, this is still a very radical approach.

Designer: Andy Waugh

The inspiration for the SWATH vessel comes from the never-before-seen advances witnessed in the automotive and aeronautical industry back in the 1920s. The form of this superyacht is not limited to the visual parity courtesy of the UAP-like silhouette, rather it has a useful function too. According to Andy, the submerged cylindrical hulls fused to the main structure of the yacht with “stilts of minimal cross-section.”

This has undeniable advantages such as high tolerance for pitch and roll, making the vessel safe and comfortable for the occupants. If we are to take Andy’s word, Decadence reduces the pitch and roll by almost 70 percent as compared to a conventional monohull. Coming on to the layout, the yacht has a 30-meter beam and an interior configuration of 5,000 GT.

The hull opens fully to reconfigure the layout – a privilege only handful of watercraft can tout. One such option is to expand the master suite to almost 20 -meters in width, 30 meters in length and with a three-meter-high ceiling. This makes for one of the most luxe setups there could ever be living on the seas. Guests are also taken care of as the main hull is reserved for them while the crew can enjoy their stay in the sponsons or the outer hull that are equally swanky.

Setting up anchor for a stop with the Decandence is going to be a struggle for most situations given its humungous size. The maker wants to address this with 14-meter chase boat tenders to ferry the seafarers to the shores in luxury. What about the catamaran itself though? Well, the sturdy design means it can be parked out in the turbulent seas even in the most inclement weather.

The vessel is going to be powered by a radical new propulsion system that’ll bring down energy consumption by almost 30 percent. From the look of things, retractable inflatable sails can also be erected in headwinds to further increase fuel saving without compromising speed.