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Eco-friendly superyacht designed for exploration

By Michael Howorth, SuperYachtWorld
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Exuma is intended for low fuel consumption and carbon emissions
  • It won Green Yacht of the Year award at this year's Monaco Yacht Show
  • Designed for exploration, it has a range of over 6,000 miles at a speed of 12 knots
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(SuperYachtWorld) -- Every few years, a radically designed superyacht splashes into the water, grabbing the world's attention.

Right now it's "Exuma," a motor yacht intended to consume less fuel and produce less carbon emissions than other motor yachts of a similar size.

The yacht, which won the Green Yacht of the Year award at this year's Monaco Yacht Show, pays close attention to three key principles: that it should be sustainable, efficient and robust.

Featuring an elongated, slender hull designed for maximum hydrodynamic efficiency to reduce water resistance, it scythes effortlessly through the water like a shark stalking its prey.

Designed with exploration in mind, it has a range of over 6,000 miles at a speed of 12 knots -- which is impressive given it has a fuel tank with a 75,000-liter capacity.

By the same token, its owner insisted the yacht should be equipped to go anywhere while keeping its environmental impact as low as possible.

Instead of delivering the last word in over-indulgent luxury, the living areas have been designed to provide comfort for guests without being unnecessarily decadent or high maintenance.

Click through the gallery above to get an inside look at the yacht that offers a template for a different kind of yachting experience.

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