Alex McDiarmid’s ‘Conch’...

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Alex McDiarmid’s ‘Conch’...


The South of France-based British designer has taken inspiration from seashells for his latest concept.


British Designer Alex McDiarmid’s latest concept is ‘Conch’. She is a 90m (295ft) displacement motoryacht, the inspiration for which is said to come from seashells. Her twisting and swirling forms mimic turitella, terebra and conches.
She is proposed with various profiles, including conventional and axe-bows, as well as twin diesels, shafts and props or diesel-electric/Azipod propulsion.

Basic Spec – Concept ‘Conch’...
LOA: 90m (295ft)
Max Beam: 14.2m (47ft)
Main Engines: 2 x 4,830hp (3,600kW MTU 20V 4000 M73Ls
Maximum Speed: 18 Knots
Range: 6,900 nautical miles @ 14 knots
Fuel: 280,000L (73,968 US gals)
Guests: 16
Construction: Steel/Aluminium

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