The Parisian design firm VPLP introduced this stunning 282-foot Komorebi Trimaran Superyacht Concept at the recent Monaco Yacht Show, and what can we say but WOW!
Named after the Japanese word komorebi (“curtain of light”), it refers to the beauty of nature enhanced by the sun as its rays filter through the leaves of trees or through clouds after a rainstorm. A particularly fitting name, considering that this is one of the most light-enhanced superyachts on the water.
The interior of the Komorebi features floor-to-ceiling windows that literally wrap around the main deck, letting natural light consistently flow in. It’s got an open floor plan and a large saloon, from which one can see a small garden with a living tree, a swimming pool, and the ocean beyond.
The yacht is green in terms of its propulsion systems as well. Automated wing sails help deliver speeds up to 15 knots in a 20-knot wind, so owners can cruise for weeks with minimal engine support. In hybrid engine mode, the yacht is expected to save 30% in fuel consumption during a transatlantic crossing. Solar panels across the yacht regularly recharge its batteries.
The future owners of this beauty will be able to store a small navy of water toys in its three hulls, as tenders, small sailboats and even mini submarines will have room in the elegant trimaran design of this vessel. And the vast swim platform at the transom connects to an interior beach club, while a sky-deck provides space for alfresco dining and entertaining areas.
The designers wanted the Komorebi to look trim and elegant on the water, moving away from the military or 1930s-style cruise-ship profiles that many superyacht designers are turning out these days. As you can see, they’ve more than achieved this goal.
We don’t know if the Komorebi will ever get the green light, but here’s hoping that we’ll get to see this elegant and futuristic yacht on the high seas in the near future.