The former is designed for global exploration, while the latter can be a tender, overnighter or dayboat.
Australian studio Bury Design has unveiled concepts for two yachts: a 57m trimaran and the 24m Inception — which is a monohull design.
The larger of the pair of concepts is a 57.18m ‘stabilised monohull explorer’ built on an aluminium trimaran platform. It has a beam of 12.84m and a shallow draft of just 2.4m at full load. It is designed for global exploration and has upper and lower lounges with expansive views, plus accommodation for 10 guests and nine crew.
Forward is a touch-and-go landing pad with tender storage underneath. Its huge open aft deck, on the other hand — measuring 16m x 12m (192sqm) — provides configurable space for tenders, submarines, and other toys to be stowed and launched. The deck is also load rated for specialised lifting equipment and containerised hardware — useful for research and exploration missions.
The yacht features a marine-grade aluminium alloy build, and has a diesel-electric drive system with four CAT diesel-driven generators. The latter power twin 1100kw electric motors driving controllable pitch propellers. With a fuel capacity of 71,000 litres, the yacht touts a range of 6,000nm at its cruising speed of 18 knots and a transatlantic range at its top speed of 22 knots, both with reserve.
Paul Bury, founder and Director of Bury Design, said: “Designed to travel the world, whether for cruising, intrepid arctic exploration or open ocean transits, the stabilised monohull explorer provides exceptional levels of comfort, safety, and speed. The trimaran configuration is key to this.”
Inception 24, on the other hand, is a 23.98m monohull motor yacht with a sleek profile and hull design derived from ocean racing sailing yachts.
It features a beam of 5.13m and can accommodate 12 guests during the day and four guests and two crew overnight. Designed to be a dayboat, overnighter or a megayacht tender, the lightweight build features an intriguing ‘future-proof’ diesel/battery/electric drive system and has the option of a high-speed foiling system.
Its lightweight, narrow hull is designed for high efficiency at moderate speeds. Also, the use of a modern hull form — inspired by ocean racing sailing yachts — enables the vessel to far exceed theoretical hull speed. Power comes from its diesel-electric hybrid system driving a single, highly efficient, ducted propeller. As mentioned it also has an electric drive supported by a large battery tank, providing silent motoring for over an hour at 15 knots and much longer at lower speeds. This configuration is future proofed by allowing technical innovations in power generation to be incorporated into the drive chain.
Where speed is concerned, the Inception 24 tops out at 25 knots and has a cruising speed of 15 knots. With a fuel capacity of 2,000 litres, it has a range at cruising speed of 750nm with 10 per cent reserve. If more speed is desired, a fully foil-borne, electric-drive solution will be available, offering speeds of over 40 knots.
The Inception 24’s main deck features an open aft area with outside helm, twin settees and a large sunbed with tender storage underneath.
Its lower deck, however, includes a lounge midship with a C-shaped sofa to port and a row of chairs to starboard. This makes the space ideal for business meetings or even just commuting. A sunken galley is forward to starboard, an en-suite double cabin is to port and the master cabin with en-suite is in the bow.
For more information on either yachts, head to bury.com.au.