COVENTRY UNIVERSITY graduate Alastair Callender has been chosen to display his award winning Superyacht design, Soliloquy, at the world’s most famous Yacht Show in Monaco next week.
Alastair’s scaled model of the design, constructed with support from Coventry Based firm Visioneering Ltd., will be in pride of place in the exhibition area of Luerssen Yachts.
Alastair created this opportunity for himself after making a contact at Luerssen Yachts back in June. He explains:
“I met the firm when presenting a speech in Mallorca in June, at the 4th Annual Future of Superyachts conference. I contacted them when I got back to the UK and they have kindly agreed to give me this most incredible opportunity of a lifetime.”
Soliloquy, the Super-Green Superyacht, aims to prove to the world that eco-luxury no longer has to be viewed as an oxymoron.
Soliloquy is a pioneering, State-of-the-art, 58m rigid-wing, Motor-sailor which is an innovative, architecturally dynamic superyacht, with zero-emission capability, low levels of noise and minimal vibrations as it is propelled by Wind, Solar and Hybrid Marine Power.
Alastair explains his inspiration for the project:
“I was initially inspired by reading the work of the late Sir Peter Blake’s environmental research. I also looked into the zero emissions Masdar City and Ghantoot Green City projects in Abu Dhabi. This lead me on further to being inspired by the dynamic architectural form of the Rotating Tower development in Dubai with its ever-changing shape.
“These inspirations directly influenced my eco-luxurious and zero-emission superyacht conceived at 58 metres length, using the fantastic state-of-the-art technology of Solar Sailor Holdings Ltd, Australia.”
He also comments on how it feels to be involved in such a well known show:
“The Monaco Yacht Show is the biggest opportunity of my life to-date. To have my work on display at this – the most prestigious event in the superyacht industry’s calendar is a dream come true!
“I will be there in the hope to inspire a potential future owner to invest in this – the most revolutionary and radical of superyachts: safe in the knowledge that this Super-Green Superyacht will result in a minimal carbon footprint.”
Alastair’s design will be on display in the exhibition area of Luerssen Yachts on 23 – 26 September 2009.