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Xhibitionist superyacht knows how to party

Xhibitionist superyacht knows ...
The Xhibitionist – a superyacht designed for big events (Image: Nedship / Eduard Gray)
The Xhibitionist – a superyacht designed for big events (Image: Nedship / Eduard Gray)
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The Xhibitionist – a superyacht designed for big events (Image: Nedship / Eduard Gray)
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The Xhibitionist – a superyacht designed for big events (Image: Nedship / Eduard Gray)
The Xhibitionist is a trimaran (Image: Nedship / Eduard Gray)
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The Xhibitionist is a trimaran (Image: Nedship / Eduard Gray)
The Xhibitionist is a 70 m (230 ft) long trimaran design (Image: Nedship / Eduard Gray)
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The Xhibitionist is a 70 m (230 ft) long trimaran design (Image: Nedship / Eduard Gray)
The Xhibitionist (Image: Nedship / Eduard Gray)
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The Xhibitionist (Image: Nedship / Eduard Gray)
The Xhibitionist is designed by Eduard Gray for the Nedship Group (Image: Nedship / Eduard Gray)
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The Xhibitionist is designed by Eduard Gray for the Nedship Group (Image: Nedship / Eduard Gray)
The Xhibitionist has a supercar-like profile (Image: Nedship / Eduard Gray)
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The Xhibitionist has a supercar-like profile (Image: Nedship / Eduard Gray)
The Xhibitionist design includes a deployable multi-use platform at the front (Image: Nedship / Eduard Gray)
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The Xhibitionist design includes a deployable multi-use platform at the front (Image: Nedship / Eduard Gray)
The Xhibitionist's platform has space for three helicopters (Image: Nedship / Eduard Gray)
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The Xhibitionist's platform has space for three helicopters (Image: Nedship / Eduard Gray)
The Xhibitionist's platform could also be used as a stage area for bands (Image: Nedship / Eduard Gray)
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The Xhibitionist's platform could also be used as a stage area for bands (Image: Nedship / Eduard Gray)
Top view of the Xhibitionist (Image: Nedship / Eduard Gray)
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Top view of the Xhibitionist (Image: Nedship / Eduard Gray)
A rear view of the Xhibitionist (Image: Nedship / Eduard Gray)
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A rear view of the Xhibitionist (Image: Nedship / Eduard Gray)
The Xhibitionist's guest mode (Image: Nedship / Eduard Gray)
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The Xhibitionist's guest mode (Image: Nedship / Eduard Gray)
The Xhibitionist's showroom mode (Image: Nedship / Eduard Gray)
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The Xhibitionist's showroom mode (Image: Nedship / Eduard Gray)
The Xhibitionist's on-board store (Image: Nedship / Eduard Gray)
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The Xhibitionist's on-board store (Image: Nedship / Eduard Gray)
Plan of the Xhibitionist (Image: Nedship / Eduard Gray)
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Plan of the Xhibitionist (Image: Nedship / Eduard Gray)
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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 Xhibitionist's platform has space for three helicopters (Image: Nedship / Eduard Gray)
The Xhibitionist's platform has space for three helicopters (Image: Nedship / Eduard Gray)

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 guest mode (Image: Nedship / Eduard Gray)
The Xhibitionist's guest mode (Image: Nedship / Eduard Gray)

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.

Source: Nedship Group, Gray Design

Xhibitionist by Gray Design

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8 comments
8 comments
hdm
Just another sign that some people have too much money. far too much.
Slowburn
@ hdm Just think of the people that have jobs because of the building of things like this.
XfStef
@Slowburn
I am thinking, probably not very many since this will obviously just be a one of a kind yacht. Let's be honest here, this will probably cost hundreds of millions of dollars because of the materials put into it and not the manpower itself.
Buzzclick
This Gray design is impressive if not over the top. The very fact that comparatively few people will ever get to be on board because-it's-for-the-well-heeled-only makes me feel irked.
Xhibitionist is a terrible name for the bloody thing. Another Gray design called Sovereign is much better.
Mel Tisdale
@hdm
Right on! Come back Che, there's work still to be done.
@ slowburn
Just think of the people who fiddle bank rates, launder drug money and generally get away with all kinds of criminal behaviour only to get the seven figure pay and bonuses that enable them to afford such displays of opulence.
Just think of the people who are reaching the end of their tether with having to do three honest jobs and still unable to make ends meet whilst having stuff like this paraded in front of them.
Just think of the people for whom something like this will be the last straw.
In short, 'Just think'.
As I write this the news is that the price of a barrel of oil has fallen yet again (approximately $66). So much for the much lauded economic recovery (and so much for fracking). The global economy has stalled. It might also mean that the much prophesised next economic collapse has begun. What it does mean with no doubt is that oil is far too cheap for the oil industry to afford the necessary exploration to find new oil fields, without which we will very definitely not be able to run society in the manner to which it has become accustomed. As a consequence, yachts like this will soon be things of the past, and not a day too soon. The only good thing is that it will help us tackle climate change.
Lewis M. Dickens III
Hmm, The Mega Batman's Car that ate a banana!
Starck knows how to design.
Bill
Buzzclick
@Mel Tisdale
We're in a catch 22 situation here. If the price of a barrel of oil is at 66 bucks, then why hasn't the price at the pumps gone down proportionately? Somebody's making a killing here. Cheap oil is also hurting the alternative fuel industries. The average guy is welcoming the cheaper gas, but the pundits say that the economy is suffering. Which is it? Any source of oil that is expensive to extract/refine will suffer first, which suits me just fine. Say goodbye to the filthy tar sands oil in Alberta!
But really, we all know that this most recent dip in prices will only be temporary, and it does make one realize how artificial the cost is if it can yo-yo like this. All of a sudden there's a glut? Why are the Saudis selling so cheap now? There's a bittersweet taste to all this.
I guess I'll just get on board my mega-yacht and ride off into the sunset.:)
Ramon Verhoeven
That it brings jobs building itis the same B.S. as the jobs giving Keystone XL. Invest a 100 million in a boat , that will provide work for 50 or 100 people for 2-3 years. If you built smaller, cheaper and most important more useful things it will bring more jobs and benefits. Same as Keystone, 2000 jobs for a short period and 20 permanent later in the refinery. Its a pity the US cannot use their economic capabilities and power in a better way.