Capturing the beauty and power of the open water is a challenge and a pleasure for designers of sailing crafts. One particular design that rises to this challenge by using untraditional shapes and utilizing an extendable platform for extra space, is the concept yacht by Lujac Desautel, the Salt Yacht.
Concept yachts like the Helios solar yacht or the Star Superyacht are exciting projects that bring the sea to life and reflect its elements to become a physical incarnation of its power. Lujac’s previously celebrated concept design, the Glass Yacht, was one of the first of its kind by placing a beautiful cabin made completely of windows on a stepped base, essentially creating a mansion experience on the water.
Salt uses the same idea of the stepped base, although focuses more on the sailing aspect of a yacht. To do this, Lujac has designed the stepped platform to be retractable. This makes sailing a breeze (no pun intended) and allows for top speeds when you want to travel fast. When anchored, the steps can be extended to lead down to the water for sunbathing and swimming.
With the extended area, the Salt is actually larger than the world’s largest sailing catamaran, the SY Hemisphere. The central living area is positioned between the two main masts, which are positioned at a straighter vertical angle than most yacht masts. The yacht would utilize clean energy for a truly immersive experience in nature.
As of yet, the Salt is just a concept, but hopefully soon it will sail into more progressive waters.
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