Concept yachts: Flights of fancy or a window to the future of yachting?
The 144-foot (44-meter) Green Voyager is a high-stakes project. Launched with fanfare at the 2010 Monaco Yacht Show, it attracted lots of attention with its fresh styling by Axis Yacht Design and ambitious environmental goals. It was the first project of this size to try and achieve the RINA Green Star Plus designation.
Benetti Yachts asked nearly 20 international design firms, including established designers and a few new to the industry, to develop superyacht projects in the 50- to 90-plus-meter range and explore the idea of the yacht of the future. Below are the designs contributed by Horacio Bozzo of Axis Group Yacht Design.