Viareggio-based Italian design studio, Horacio Bozzo Design, has unveiled their latest superyacht concept: ARCANA, designed based on “Hansen Marine Exploration” concept to safely and efficiently explore the oceans with minimum impact to the environment. This beautiful 35-metre explorer boasts plenty of special features, including a three-seat submarine.
Moreover, the vessel features a highly innovative three-seat submarine custom-launch and recovery platform at the stern that provides the passengers with an easy access to the submarine. This mechanical system works by raising the sub, which is connected to the platform with arms that carry it up and over the stern bulwark with zero yacht heel, since the movement is forward aft and the pitch of the yacht compensates the weight of the sub. The platform arms stop when the sub is at a safe distance from the water, and it is then lowered using a winch fitted within the platform. To raise the level of safety, guests board the sub when on deck before it is launched.
Offering a fit-for-purpose design for marine exploration with all the luxury amenities of a superyacht, ARCANA boasts a shallow draft mixed up with the excellent manoeuvrability provided by her azimuth propellers and stability from gyro stabilisers at zero speed. Furthermore, Dynamic Positioning allows the vessel to stay in location without anchors, thus causing no damage to fragile sea floor. The sea environment is moreover respected with the inclusion of an efficient and compact state-of-the-art diesel-electric power system, which ensures power flexibility as well as fuel efficiency.