Andrew Trujillo is delighted to present his latest 25-metre wooden motor yacht concept. The 25m superyacht concept has been designed to be built by a cold moulding process, whereby veneers of wood are laid out at angles to each other in combination with an epoxy resin.
The process is not dissimilar to that used in the making of more conventional high performance composite yachts. The obvious advantages of this method are that the result shows off the natural beauty of the wood (if using a clear gelcoat finish) and the process is arguably more environmentally friendly than those used using more conventional high performance composites or even GRP. The moulds used would be very similar, so the yacht could be made in variants in GRP or wood if required.
The 25-metre Yacht Concept has been developed by Andrew Trujillo at his studio in the UK. The yacht has been an exercise in thinking and to show the designer’s take on designing a yacht that is more sustainable but practical and easier to maintain than a conventional wooden boat. The other advantage of using the process selected is that overall the material performs very well, it is light weight and very strong. This ensures that the yacht is efficient.
Luxury yacht concept has been planned to have water jet propulsion. This is rapidly becoming the most obvious choice of propulsion in many applications, but is perhaps surprisingly less common with yachts of this size.
Andrew Trujillo said: “I recall going out on a water-jet propelled Italian yacht that I had been involved with on the design and was really impressed by how it worked and particularly how effective it was at slowing the vessel down. I was converted. I figured that it is the future and I believe wood also has an important part to play too, we use it throughout the interiors of our yachts, but it should be used on the exterior. The design is relatively simple and uncluttered. It does make gentle references to classic wooden boats, but it is a modern interpretation. I feel that it is important to move things on.”
About Andrew Trujillo Design
With over twenty years of experience designing a very broad range of yachts, Andrew Trujillo Design is a small and friendly studio. They undertake new designs and refits, interior and exterior design for custom, semi-custom and production yachts. They also will undertake other projects, from residential to transport related designs.
The studio prides itself in producing designs that are attractive, functional and above all, suited to their clients.
The AT Design studio is versatile; undertaking yacht design projects, product designs, transport and residential designs. They have accumulated considerable experience in designing and project managing designs for yachts from 38 feet to over 100 metres.
Whether it is a classic, traditional, modern, minimalist or futuristic design you are looking for, AT Design can produce a design that you will be delighted with.