The last few years brought a flurry of yacht and luxury brand partnerships. Now we are starting to see the output from these collaborations. Hermes and Wally are showing off a model of a 38-meter-wide yacht the WHY 58x38 (it is 58 meters long by 38 meters wide), which was presented in Ancona, Italy. Obviously this is no ordinary sleek vessel but we'd expect nothing less than mad innovation from Wally.
The yacht has 25-meter interior swimming pool, three decks and a 36-meter "beach" along the back. The large solar panels covering the roof and sides of the vessel could save at least 200 tons of diesel fuel a year. The design of the hull means that the yacht uses less power at cruising speed than another boat of equal size. It has a diesel-electric propulsion system and the solar panels power most of the boat's auxiliary system needs. In a press release, Pierre-Alexis Dumas, Artistic Director of Hermès said: "The WHY 58X38 yacht looks very unfamiliar but it remains on a human scale. Space is the greatest luxury on the sea, but I believe the new luxury will be the time to enjoy it."
Gallery: WHY 58X38