Lotus is a next-generation project from the ThirtyC design studio, in collaboration with Dykstra Naval Architects and Royal Huisman.
The superyacht project has two integrated components: a magnificent 88-metre Dyna-Rig sailing superyacht; and a 70-metre companion explorer vessel with a full complement of sea-to-shore transport options.
The Lotus is a concept whereby two vessels are designed, built and operated in a totally integrated manner to provide the most comprehensive range of superyacht experiences and services ever offered to owners and their guests by the superyacht industry.
“The result is a wholly new level of personal choice, freedom and flexibility to enjoy the very best of everything superyachting has to offer – without compromise or limits,” claimed Royal Huisman in a statement.
“The superyacht experience that owners and their guests increasingly appreciate is multifaceted. Adventurous world cruising under sail. The excitement of superyacht racing at legendary regattas such as the St Barth’s Bucket. Day sailing among the world’s most beautiful archipelagos.
“Recognising that different groups of family or guests might want to pursue different itineraries at the same time. Exploration, diving, the ability to explore rias and fjords, even a simple run ashore.”
The 88-metre Dyna-Rig sailing superyacht has the capability to cruise the world in total comfort and security, and to compete in global superyacht regattas. This versatility is derived from the proven and highly efficient DynaRig configuration which combines with advanced technologies used in construction, propulsion and power management.
The open deck areas of this Lotus DynaRig sailing superyacht with its 14.6-metre provide more than ample space for a bow area pool, spacious flybridge and expansive sun deck, linking to the multiple dining areas, huge saloon and the vast beach club below.
The explorer vessel will serve as the ‘mothership’ to help accommodate extra guests, including and an owner’s suite, as well as eight guests in four cabins. The vessel can also be used as a solo ship for one group of guests wishing to explore a remote navigable river whilst others enjoy a day’s sailing.
The Lotus companion vessel is designed to house the fullest complement of toys, tenders, cars, helicopters – even a submarine if wished.
“Aggressively styled, futuristic and clean in design, the Lotus companion vessel provides a complementary aesthetic to her sailing partner to act visually” the shipyard says.