Xhibitionist superyacht knows how to party
Next time you have a party to organize, there may be one more venue to add to the shortlist. The Nedship Xhibitionist Event Super Yacht design has been penned with the express purpose of hosting celebrations and soirées for up to 600 guests.
Such is the flamboyance of the Xhibitionist concept, there's every chance we'll be seeing it make an appearance at the World Superyacht Awards ... perhaps it could even host the ceremony.
Designed with the profile of a supercar by the celebrated high-end yacht, car and motorbike designer Eduard Gray, the Xhibitionist design is a 70 m (230 ft) trimaran powered by diesel-electric hybrid system. The engine batteries are fast-charging and there's an option to operate in batteries-only mode for a number of hours.
The craft's layout can be extensively reconfigured to meet the requirements of each event. It has a number of ready-made "modes" that can be set up depending on the type of event. Guest mode sees the Xhibitionist set up to welcome people for parties or receptions, with a Steinway piano completing the lavish look. In contrast, retail mode allows partitions to be put in place from which different outlets can operate and showroom mode sees the interior cleared so that cars, for example, can be put on display.
The Xhibitionist design includes a restaurant for between 220 and 350 guests, a conference venue, lounge areas, product presentation and placement spaces and catwalk and fashion show facilities. Nightlife includes a disco and bar, as well as a casino and nightclub.
The Xhibitionist's party piece is the large deployable platform stored at the front of the craft. The four-piece platform unfolds to provide space for three helicopters, or can be used as a stage area for bands and performances.
Amongst its other features, the yacht has sun decks, a jacuzzi, a large viewing window at the front and special lighting designed for night-time illumination.
Nedship tells Gizmag that construction of of the Xhibitionist is due to begin soon and is expected to take 18-24 months.
The video below provides an overview of the Xhibitionist.