The measure of: LXT88 superyacht concept
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Turkish shipbuilder Naval Yachts has unveiled its new superyacht concept, LXT88, which takes design cues from the aerodynamics of supercars.
According to Naval Yachts, the concept is based on two innovative elements that stand out from its segmented competitors: speed and dynamism.
The designers plan to build the yacht in aluminium to ensure lightweight construction and faster speeds. They have carefully integrated aerodynamic engineering into the design to ensure the yacht maintains its performance while under way, with a top speed of 42 knots.
One of the most distinctive features of the superyacht is a forward jacuzzi where guests can soak up the views on board. “It makes a great chill-out spot,” said Baris Dinc, co-owner of Naval Yachts. “It’s great to have a pool, even a small one, on board a yacht of this length.”
The yacht offers accommodation in three cabins, with additional quarters for a crew of two, the company said. It also offers a main saloon and dining area.
Naval Yachts revealed that the client who provided the inspiration for the yacht is an avid supercar fan – it borrows plenty of design cues from the world of luxury cars. Carbon patterns define the side of the hull, with sleek black grilles on the stern and a low superstructure.
LXT88 superyacht concept: vital statistics
Length overall (LOA): 27m
Length at waterline (LWL): 37m
Cruising speed: 27 knots
Full-speed diesel model: 42 knots
Engine: MTU 1600 V12
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