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Reinventing the keel

RevolutionaryIs it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s a boat. Or, more specifically, the Tetrahedron — the new creation from designer Jonathan Schwinge, who’s hell-bent on reinventing the superyacht.

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Floating pyramidTaking its name from the geometric shape, the Tetrahedron Super Yacht is a floating pyramid that appears to have landed from outer space, merging the aviation and maritime worlds.

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Quantum leap“I felt it was time that the superyacht world could expand,” Schwinge tells CNN. “It’s a reinvention of the superyacht idea — a superyacht that does not look like a superyacht in any form but which has had, however, a quantum leap aspect to it.”

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ElevationWith its main body perched on a submerged torpedo-shaped hull via a vertical strut, the Tetrahedron offers an elevated mode of travel above the ocean’s waterline — giving the impression of a boat that can fly.

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Futuristic“It’s completely unrecognizable as a superyacht, with a mystical-looking pyramid form contributing to a very futuristic profile on the sea,” Schwinge says. “From a distance it’s not clear which direction it’s traveling in, creating further illusion and mystery.”

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InfluencesMade from carbon fiber and duplex stainless steel, the Tetrahedron is 25 meters long and can reach speeds of up to 38 knots (43.7 mph) over a range of 3,000 nautical miles. According to Schwinge, it has drawn influence from the America’s Cup racing world and the Maritime Applied Physics Corporation’s (MAPC) Quest boat (pictured).

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Royal questThe Tetrahedron’s HYSWAS hull is based upon an existing design which was used by MAPC’s Quest in 1995 as a technology demonstrator.

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Comfort second?Scwinge says the Tetrahedron will provide a surprisingly smooth ride at sea. “Once the yacht has reached take-off speed and has lifted above the waterline, a wave can pass underneath the hulls with virtually no pitch or heave,” he explains. “The ‘in-flight’ mode would mean that your coffee would remain remarkably level and without spillages — a smooth wave-flying experience at speed.”

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sources: original article from cnn.com and abc.com top stories