left: iwana (click to enlarge)
Just in. Three superyachts launched today: iwana, duel, and the one 50. The superyachts by British Designer Alex McDiarmid pushes further the boundaries in yacht styling. The inspiration behind the yacht is diverse and of a non-nautical philosophy.
Lizards, in particular iguanas were studied for their form and characteristics, including stance, and coloring. The word “iguana” comes from a Spanish form of the original Taino name for the species Iwana. The designer says he was firm about keeping a classic bow, but wanted to really push some boundaries with the styling. The aft section of the hull, superstructure and ‘Day Light Opening’ / DLO window graphics are there to be explored in terms of style.
Similar to panoramic roof windows on modern cars, the super structure integrates a full length panoramic roof window running over the yacht. While the main superstructure takes its form from the head of an iguana, the dorsal crests of these beautiful lizards inspire the decks and communication tower. In order to maximize deck space aft, the bulwarks open into two foldout platforms. There are not just two small balconies, but two large bathing platforms.
A helicopter (iwana & duel), custom tenders and toys are under development matching the exterior styling of the yacht. Water toys include wave runners, sea scooters, windsurfers, kayaks, water skis, wakeboards and a whole range of scuba and fishing gear.
iwana — technical/principal characteristics:
>Length : 85m / 280ft
>Beam: 14.2m / 47ft
>Power and type of engines in hp and manufacturer: 2 x 4,830hp / 3,600kW MTU 20V 4000 M73L
>Maximum Speed: Approximately 18 Knots
>Range: 6,900 nautical miles at 14 knots
>Fuel Capacity: Approximately 280,000 liters / 73,968 US gallons
>Berth capacity for guests 16
>Berth capacity for crew 20
>Master suite, with owner’s salon, exterior balcony and private exterior deck area,
>2 VIP cabins with private exterior balcony and folding bulwark platforms,
>3 double guest cabins,
>1 twin guest cabin
>Length overall: 100m / 330′
>Beam: 18m / 58′
>Power and type of engines in hp and manufacturer: 4 x MTU 3600 kw or a hybrid power Diesel Electric propulsion system with pod drives, electric Voith Inline Propulsors/thrusters, Volvo Penta D16 MG gensets, Valance batteries
>Cruising Speed: 15 Knots estimated
>Maximum Speed: 20 Knots estimated
>Berth capacity for guests: 14
>Berth capacity for crew: 24
the one 50 — technical/principal characteristics:
[ designer: alex mcdiarmid ]