X Shore electric boats designed for emission-free sea travel

Engine noise, fumes and carbon emissions are all nonexistent with X Shore, one of the first electric boat-makers to target the consumer market. The Swedish company manufactures all-electric boats, emphasising that the “power of silence” and lack of smell facilitates a deeper connection to nature. X Shore launched its first boat model, the Eelex 6500, […]

RoundAround dynamic “bridge” is made of autonomous boats

Carlo Ratti and his team at MIT’s Senseable City Lab have come up with a “bridge” made of continuously circling autonomous boats for a tricky patch of Amsterdam‘s waterway. The robot boats, appropriately known as Roboats, use cameras, lidar  – a detection system that uses laser –and algorithms to operate without human drivers. They communicate […]

Norm Architects gives homely feel to interiors of luxury yacht Bella

Danish studio Norm Architects has applied its minimalist aesthetic to a 20-metre-long luxury yacht, decking out its interiors with an array of warm and tactile materials. Named Bella, the yacht’s internal spaces have been designed by Norm Architects to “provoke a homelier feel”. “We wanted to challenge the general understand of a luxurious yacht interior […]

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