Fast Displacement Motor Yacht

After a little pause in designing larger motor yachts, I decided to try something a little different. In this case designing a fast displacement motor yacht. The hull is a design arrived at in consultation with Naval Architect Adam Younger. The yacht is named Kingfisher in tribute to the bill of the bird which inspired the form of the bulbous bow. The aim of this design was to make a fast displacement yacht that looked relatively contemporary but also retained enough traditional elements to retain an air of familiarity. The yacht offers generous space particularly in entertainment areas, but is also swift and efficient.

58M Fast displacement Motor Yacht
58M Fast displacement Motor Yacht
58M Fast displacement Motor Yacht
58M Fast displacement Motor Yacht
58M Fast displacement Motor Yacht
58M Fast displacement Motor Yacht
58M Fast displacement Motor Yacht
58M Fast displacement Motor Yacht
58M Fast displacement Motor Yacht

Agricultural Machinery

As we now live in Shropshire, we are in agricultural land. I learnt recently that in Ludlow there is a manufacturer of agricultural machinery. As a child, like many young boys I guess, I was interested in tractors and the like. I still remember building technical lego Tractors. Now I thought I might try my luck at designing some Agricultural Machinery; these are speculative designs. Who knows, I might get a chance to show them these ideas…

Spreader
Spreader – Note the use of composite arms. The tank is made as a blow moulding or rotational moulding rather than the steel fabrication that is normally used.
Spreader side view

Spreader with central cab

Forward cab Spreader. The “Arms” are made of composite. The design aims to integrate the tank into the form of the vehicle.

This version with a forward cab is an intermediate design.

The Multitask is a smaller vehicle. It has the spreader arms integrated into the body design. The complete unit on the rear is removable. The aim of this smaller vehicle is to allow spreading to take place in smaller holdings, enter through small lanes and enter through smaller gates.

Multitask vehicle side view.

The complete spreading unit is removable, allowing the vehicle to change purpose and become a pickup truck.

The Multitask allows for the investment in a specialist vehicle to be spread and for the machine to be like a “Swiss Army Knife”.

Compact Combine Harvester. Following the design principle of making smaller Agricultural machinery, I looked at how to approach a combine harvester. Most now offer part tracked solutions. It seems a natural progression to make the machine fully tracked.
Combine harvester and Multitask Truck

Combine Harvester

Combine and Truck

Going off the beaten track

I have worked for a Motorhome company in the past and have made a number of other designs for another motorhome company. Although I love designing yachts, I occasionally go back to designing recreational vehicles.
I have long felt there was a gap in the market for an offload motorhome. So, I decided to make a design for a really insane off-road motorhome. Based on a military Volvo Chassis, it really is intended to be the ultimate go-anywhere travel machine. Meet the Aconcagua, named after the highest peak in the Americas. It is somewhat large…

This one is just for fun.

Capable of going pretty much anywhere!

Based on a Volvo Military truck chassis, lengthened a little…

It is a large beast!

Solar panels on top

With a central driving position, so you are always on the correct side of the road! Should you decide to use roads, that is!

Montecarlo

This is my attempt at covering a design of a 1980’s Italian, now mostly forgotten car. The Lancia Montecarlo. My version is a freshened version, but retaining enough, I hope, of the old design theme. I have been looking into the possibility of it being made using new materials, such as linseed fibre and bio epoxy composite, as well as incorporating either a hybrid or most likely an electric drivetrain.

Should Italian cars be in red? I think so…
Montecarlo in Anthracite
Solar panel roof version

Citroen DS – Concept Design

I started my company late in 2012. One of the first people that I pitched for work for was a car enthusiast. His particular interest was in Citroen cars, with a love of the classic Citroen DS from the 1950’s. He asked me to design a concept for a modern day version of this futuristic and elegant car. Although the project never progressed past the first visual (top), I decided recently to develop the design into a 3d model, which you see here.

Concept car – Tilting Alfa Romeo

After having developed a number of more unusual looking tilting vehicles, I thought it might be interesting to explore designing a more conventional car. It still would have the same tilting into corners suspension system. Arguably, Alfa Romeo is not the most likely brand to have this type of suspension, but it was a bit of fun.

Tilting sport saloon
Tilting Alfa Romeo
Tilting Alfa Romeo
Tilting Alfa Romeo
Tilting Alfa Romeo

95 Metre Motor Yacht Carib – New visuals

CARIB

Motor Yacht Carib (named after the fierce indigenous tribe that gave the Caribbean it’s name) is a concept 95M motor yacht.

Features

MY Carib has two swimming pools, as is often the case on yachts of her size. One is situated on the main deck in the aft, the other is situated on the sundeck, in the forward part. The sundeck pool is raised from the deck and features walls that are in the form of a large lattice. This allows the pool to have glass panels which in turn allow for light to come into the pool and for light to produce interesting patterns on the deck. A similar idea has been incorporated on the main deck pool, where the lower part of the pool also has partly glazed walls. In this case the light coming from above the main deck can filter down into the beach club. It is also a way of linking the swimmers in the pool to the folk that may be lounging the the beach club on the deck below, in a way that is both fun and friendly.

Continuing the theme of linking the decks visually, the open plan main salon/dining room is a split level space which is open above the formal dining space and which links to the library and study in the deck above. The interior like the exterior will be contemporary without being excessively minimalist. The interior design will be relaxed, smart and elegant.

95 Metre Motor Yacht "Carib"
95 Metre Motor Yacht “Carib”

95 Metre Motor Yacht "Carib"
95 Metre Motor Yacht “Carib”

95 Metre Motor Yacht "Carib"
95 Metre Motor Yacht “Carib”

95 Metre Motor Yacht "Carib" - in Hong Kong.
95 Metre Motor Yacht “Carib” – in Hong Kong.

95 Metre Motor Yacht "Carib"
95 Metre Motor Yacht “Carib”

95 Metre Motor Yacht "Carib"
95 Metre Motor Yacht “Carib”

95 Metre Motor Yacht "Carib"
95 Metre Motor Yacht “Carib”

95 Metre Motor Yacht "Carib"
95 Metre Motor Yacht “Carib”

 

 I named her Carib—a gentle nod to my Colombian roots, as the Caribs were a fierce tribe that lived in the islands of the Caribbean and on the mainland of the Americas.

Carib has two swimming pools, one aft on the main deck and the other forward on the sundeck. The latter is raised from the deck and surrounded by a lattice wall. It allows light to penetrate the glass pool while creating interesting shadows on deck. A similar idea has been incorporated on the lower section of the main deck pool, which allows light to filter down into the beach club. It helps to connect swimmers in the pool with guests lounging on the deck below.

Revisiting old friends – Tilting Quad

This small vehicle has a special feature. It leans into corners, like a motorcycle! Intended as a fun machine for use in town or in the countryside. It could be a petrol-electric hybrid (using a rotary engine mid/rear mounted) and assisted by an electric motor driving the rear wheels. It can carry two people, in tandem (one in front, the other behind). Although this idea seems a little crazy, I have built two trikes that operate on the same leaning suspension principle, so I know it works…

Quad leaning into a corner.
Quad leaning into a corner.

Quad Perspective 17a

Quad at full tilt!

Quad.
Quad.

Quad from in front
Quad from front

Fast corner!
Fast corner!

Quad at home
Quad at home

Leaving home on the Quad
Leaving home on the Quad

Quad on cobbles
Quad on cobbles

Quad from above
Quad from above

A little sense of scale
A little sense of scale

 

Quad parked on Drive
Quad leaving the Drive

Quad from above
Quad from above

Quad
Quad

Quad
Quad

Parked on Drive
Parked on Drive

Sheerline 1090 Soft top and Hard top

Wroxham Marine have taken on the services of Andrew Trujillo Design to help them design their new range of Category B rive/estuary cruisers for their Sheerline brand. This collaboration has already borne fruit with the 1090 HT (Hard top) with the first model made and exhibited at this year’s London Boat show. Interest has been keen on this model, but a number of clients have expressed a desire for a soft top version. The images below are the concept visuals for the new soft top. The images that also follow beyond are for the 1090 Hard top.

Sheerline 1090 - Convertible
Sheerline 1090 – Convertible

Sheerline 1090 - Convertible
Sheerline 1090 – Convertible

Sheerline 1090 - Convertible
Sheerline 1090 – Convertible

Beneath are a series of images of the 1090 Hard Top.

1090 detail
1090 detail

1090 at anchor
1090 at anchor

1090 detail
1090 detail

Andrew Trujillo on 1090
Andrew Trujillo on 1090 – (Photo credit Hassan Kausar)

Andrew Trujillo on 1090
Andrew Trujillo on 1090 – (Photo credit Hassan Kausar)

Andrew Trujillo next to 1090

Andrew Trujillo beside 1090 (Photo credit Hassan Kausar)

Sheerline 1090 detail
Sheerline 1090 detail

Sheerline 1090 Under way
Sheerline 1090 Under way

Sheerline 1090 Under way
Sheerline 1090 Under way

Helm detail 1090
Helm detail 1090

Sheerline 1090 detail - head
Sheerline 1090 detail – head

1090 Main salon
1090 Main salon

1090 Galley
1090 Galley

 

Forward cabin 1090
Forward cabin 1090

Forward cabin 1090
Forward cabin 1090

Helm detail 1090
Helm detail 1090

Master cabin design - Computer visual
Master cabin design – Computer visual

Master cabin -twin mode design - computer visual
Master cabin -twin mode design – computer visual

Main salon - to port
Main salon – to port

Main salon - to starboard
Main salon – to starboard

Main salon design Computer visual
Main salon design Computer visual

Cockpit Design proposal
Cockpit Design proposal

1090 visual transom
1090 visual transom

1090 visual cockpit
1090 visual cockpit

1090 Visual of cockpit & transom
1090 Visual of cockpit & transom

Profile design early sketch

Early hand drawn sketch of the Profile. She was at this stage called 1020.

Interior visuals for Superyacht Continuum concept

Motor yacht Continuum was an exciting project. However, it felt right to create some visuals for her interior. Below are a few made of the Pilothouse and Main salon. As I create other areas, I will add to these.

 

Main salon Continuum
Main salon Continuum

 

Main salon of Continuum - view Forward.
Main salon of Continuum – view Forward.

Continuum-pilothouse
Continuum-pilothouse

Continuum-pilothouse
Continuum-pilothouse

Master cabin view Forward.
Master cabin view Forward.

Master Cabin view to port
Master Cabin view to port