Andrew Trujillo Design has continued the creative collaboration with Adam Younger on this new concept design, named MY Continuum.
She again features a stepped hull (with twin steps) and on this occasion has been designed to incorporate triple water jets driven by three MTU 16 Cylinder diesels. She can cruise very comfortably on just two engines, greatly extending her range. However, fully powered up she will achieve predicted speeds in excess of 50 knots.
The hull form is seeks to achieve a balanced and efficient dynamic platform to offer a great combination of speed and handling.
The overall scheme shows a deep bow with fluted spray rails, giving good sea keeping and handling in various conditions, but also long and gentle waterlines to give good acceleration and overall efficiency. Then unusually, the hull has two transverse tapered steps, combined with multiple spray rails. The geometry of these being key to getting hydrodynamic performance combined with dynamic stability. This feature has also been configured to work with jet drives and actually improve the efficiency of the units.
All in all – an exciting hull form, with the potential to offer new levels of performance for the Superyacht market.
Continuum features a comparatively conventional layout (although this can be customized), with the main deck incorporating a very ample Master cabin in the bow, with ample vistas and a large skylight, plus all the luxuries required for the most demanding of owners (comfortable bathroom and walk in wardrobe). Aft of the Master cabin is the raised pilothouse. Beyond that is a well appointed galley. Aft of the galley is the Main salon area, which can feature a formal dining area and lounge.
On the lower deck, beneath the main salon is the guest accommodation with space for four or five cabins, depending on desires and requirements. Crew accommodation is ahead of the guest area.
A very ample sundeck above the Main deck completes the vessel. The sun deck can have a complete bimini, but the design has deliberately sought to leave the deck open to the elements. Andrew says “ It seems that so many yachts have deck upon deck, making them look a little top heavy in my mind. I sought to return to the original principle of a fast motor yacht, I wanted to make a dynamic and her lines emphasize her length and add a sense of speed and adventure to it.”
Some has a number of interesting and innovative features including the aft mounted communication/radar masts, done so as to provide visual balance to the wedge shape. Another feature we sought to propose was the completely enclosed anchor pocket. This allows the hull to retain the clean lines, not only for aesthetic reasons but also for good hydrodynamic ones too. The construction would be in all likelihood be done out of light-weight composites, but one option discussed with Adam is to build her out of light-weight alloy.
The aim of this yacht concept was to take on a relatively conventional layout, clothe it with a contemporary and dynamic design plus design a very quick vessel.