Royal Huisman has let slip a few hints regarding the Lotus project.
The project spans two craft, one sailing and the other motor-powered, both aiming to bridge the gap between the two worlds. The design was placed in the capable hands of the ThirtyC design studio and Dyskra Naval Architects.
The sailer is an 88-metre with a Dyna Rig while the motor craft will be a 70-metre shadow yacht.
These are not two distinct models but a single project crafted for the kind of uncompromising owner that wants an ultra-high tech sailer combined with the comfort of an ever-available shadow vessel.
The motoryacht is currently in build on the yard’s slips, while Dyskra Naval Architects is designing and engineering the easy sailing sail plan for the mother ship.