Feadship unveiled its future yacht design concept, Aeon, at the start of the 2009 Monaco Yacht Show today. Designed to appeal to Feadship owners in the year 2020, Aeon blends an eco-friendly attitude with Feadship design flair and construction excellence.
“The vast majority of current Feadship owners have an eco-aware attitude and this seems set to deepen in the years ahead,” says marketing manager Francis Vermeer. “Taking this as a primary source of inspiration, the designers from De Voogt Naval Architects and creatives from the De Vries and Van Lent yards spent countless hours exploring every possible angle. The name Aeon reflects the fact that the choices we make today will have long-lasting consequences both for ourselves and our planet.”
A giant glass tower dominates the boat, stretching from the highest point of the top deck to well below the waterline. It is home to an ocean observatory, environmental research laboratory, a private owner’s terrace, tenders, a water plane, a dive capsule and much more. A glass lift runs up and down the entire tower, providing access to and from each deck.
Aeon deploys an advanced energy system using bio-diesel and solar energy. Propulsion is entirely electric without any combustion engines, and the yacht runs on synthetic fuel that can be produced from natural gas, biomass or algae.
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