on 5 May 2020
Diesel-electric hybrid propulsion will offer 10,000nm range at 12 knots
SuperYachtsMonaco has been working with the acclaimed designer Thierry Gaugain on his first solo superyacht concept Project L. Gaugain, who previously collaborated with Philippe Starck for two decades on several yachts including Motor Yacht A, Sailing Yacht A, and Venus.
Gaugain’s design is as practical as she is breathtaking. At 120 metres long, Project L has plenty of space to accommodate an indoor and outdoor cinema, live performances, a helipad, a nemo room, and all the other features you’d expect from a genuinely luxurious superyacht.
Project L is intended to be a work of art; a sculpture on the water that challenges the classic silhouette of the yachting horizon. She’s not just an ambitious concept imagined for fun – this superyacht is very much for sale and ready to be built by an inspirational owner.
Project L has a focus on sustainable yachting and will be powered by a diesel-electric hybrid propulsion system with azimuthing thrusters fore and aft. She will have an impressive 10,000nm range at 12 knots and a high capacity waste management system to support her autonomy.
She’s designed to be as smooth as a pebble, and silent on the water. Her original naval architecture allows Project L to glide through the water with hammer-like stability. Her low drag and seamless lines will ensure best-in-class levels of low noise and vibration.
Furthermore, Project L will feature a retractable ballast – like a sailboat keel – to adjust stiffness, roll time, feel and stability according to conditions, swell and wind direction when at anchor.
The guest capacity of Project L is flexible, depending on her owner’s needs. She can accommodate 12 guests with 40 crew plus staff, but it’s possible to expand this up to a maximum of 36 guests and 50 crew.
The interior of Project L is designed around the central heart of the superyacht, where the energy flows. She will feature vast spaces in her voluminous interior, which will all be connected.
Project L will be well-lit, as lots of natural light can flood in. Her lighting system will mirror the hue of natural light as the day passes, promoting wellness and calm on board.
She will encapsulate several features, including a nemo room, beach club, spa, gym, two cinemas, live performance area, dive centre, polar gear room, pools and a drive-in tender garage.
The exterior of Project L will be linked to the interior by one-way glass which reflects the seascape. Her only exterior light will run the length of the yacht, which can change colour to transform the reflections or her nighttime silhouette.
At the stern, Project L’s beach club will be a large panel that extends out to create a seawater swimming pool. She’ll also have a freshwater pool on her upper deck, found in its own oasis of quiet and privacy.
You won’t be able to spot the navigation, communication and technical parts that clutter so many yachts’ exteriors, because they will be hidden within the outer “cloak” of Project L and deployed when necessary.
Toys and Tenders
Project L will offer ample storage for water toys in her tender drive-in garage.
A futuristic concept that promises to change the landscape of yacht design forever, Project L is exclusively for sale with SuperYachtsMonaco.
Tonnage 5,000 GRT
Designer Thierry Gaugain
Engines Diesel electric with azimuthing pods