The Dubai International Boat Show has delivered the goods over the years, but we’ve yet to see anything like this 377-foot superyacht dubbed the ‘Tuhura.’
Created in collaboration with Lobanov design studio, BMT Nigel Gee and Achille Salvagni, the staggering vessel is a product of luxury superyacht makers Oceanco.
The striking exterior harkens back to ancient times taking design influences from Polynesian canoes. The name ‘Tuhura’ is actually derived from the Maori verb meaning: to discover, bring to light, unearth, open up, explore, and investigate.
Igor Lobanov, creative director of the project says that “Our Tuhura is a simple idea. The thought was to take a natural shape similar to those seen in the earliest canoe-type craft and augment it multifold to a larger scale, using modern technology.”
The interior is modelled off East Asian and Pacific design cues and is purposefully flexible so the yacht can actually be custom built to any length desired between 80-120 metres. Sourcing its power from a hybrid Azipod CRP propulsion system, the Tuhura can cruise at a speed of up to 18 knots, impressive for a vessel of its size.
For more on the Tuhura, and their full collection of impressive vessels, head over to Oceanco’s website. Scroll through the visuals below.