85m Iwana Superyacht By Alex McDiarmid
Concepts in luxury yachts are dime a dozen, but only a few manage to stand out of the crowd, and the new 85m superyacht concept by British Designer Alex McDiarmid is no exception. The new design dubbed Iwana, which comes after the success of 46m Dramatic yacht, pushes further the boundaries in yacht styling. The project sees a fresh thinking approach to the styling of an 85m superyacht. The inspiration behind the yacht is diverse and of a non-nautical philosophy.
Lizards, in particular iguanas were studied for their form and characteristics, including stance, and coloring. The word “iguana” comes from a Spanish form of the original Taino name for the species Iwana. The designer says he was firm about keeping a classic bow, but wanted to really push some boundaries with the styling. The aft section of the hull, superstructure and ‘Day Light Opening’ / DLO window graphics are there to be explored in terms of style.
Similar to panoramic roof windows on modern cars, the super structure integrates a full length panoramic roof window running over the yacht. While the main superstructure takes its form from the head of an iguana, the dorsal crests of these beautiful lizards inspire the decks and communication tower. In order to maximize deck space aft, the bulwarks open into two foldout platforms. There are not just two small balconies, but two large bathing platforms.
A helicopter, custom tenders and toys are under development matching the exterior styling of the yacht. Water toys include wave runners, sea scooters, windsurfers, kayaks, water skis, wakeboards and a whole range of scuba and fishing gear.
Designer: Alex McDiarmid | Source: BornRich.com