Kim Hyun-Seok, winner of the 2011 Millennium Yacht Design Award for his Tofi concept, has produced a 125m superyacht, the Voronoi. Named after the voronoi pattern used in the styling of the exterior, Hyun-Seok has attempted to create a feeling of openness and space.
“The voronoi pattern is a special method of removing unwanted blocks of solid space, letting you create the most robust structures while using the minimum amount of material,” explains the young designer. “Therefore, this method is often used in engineering work. A good example of such a structure is in dragonfly wings. My Voronoi yacht concept has a similar pattern, which is quite strong and looks good.”
Although the concept is still at the early stages, Hyun-Seok has revealed that the steel, aluminium and enhanced plastic compound structure will be able to accommodate up to 24 guests and 32 crew. The interior includes a large main salon, bar, galley, dining room and a stage for entertainment. A large swimming pool and garden have been included on the main deck, with a tower amidships that houses a sky lounge and an open entertainment area.
SuperyachtDesign is sceptical of how buildable or seaworthy such a design would be but it is an interesting exercise in form and shape and a structure Hyun-Seok believes will work. “To the best of my knowledge, this kind of complex structure and non-repeatable pattern can be constructed using a stamp method. Therefore the structure can be divided into lots of individual pieces and then connected to each other.”