The commercial boat industry is not very concerned with ascetics. For commercial boats, it is all about efficiency and profit. This does have some advantages of producing innovative new hull forms. And by contrast, the private yacht industry is dominated by classic aesthetics, which largely limits options for hull design. Today, we talk about a private yacht that borrows from the commercial world, the G108 by Lila-Lou.
The G108 borrows a concept from the commercial industry: the X-BOW by Ulstein. Ulstein states that the X-bow offers much better seakeeping characteristics. That is true, but the chief complaint I hear from naval architects is that the bow looks ugly. It doesn’t appeal to aesthetics. Which is a death sentence for application in the private yacht industry.
Enter the G108. I like that this vessel found a way to use the concepts of the X-BOW and make it look aesthetically pleasing.
It is always pleasing to see a company that can combine the science of the commercial industry with the aesthetics of the yacht industry.
Visit the website for Lila-Lou to learn more about this yacht concept.