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State of Craft unveils 120m shark-inspired explorer superyacht MAKO

27 June 2022 (Article originally published by superyachtimes.com - Written by Sophie Spicknell) The London-based design studio State of Craft has unveiled the renderings for a new 120-metre explorer superyacht, MAKO. The bold concept is inspired by the elegance and performance of the Mako shark, and is characterised by fluid shapes and a silver superstructure and hull.

Photo: State of Craft The yacht MAKO boasts an exceptional range, integrated air mobility concept, and polar exploration capability. The design serves as a platform for customisation allowing it to be adapted to the needs of a commercial expedition vessel, or the requirements of a private explorer yacht.

Photo: State of Craft The prestigious design studio, State of Craft has applied their trademark refined sophistication into the design, to result in a ‘zero’ carbon footprint vessel. The MAKO superyacht uses a propulsion system consisting of hydrogen tanks, fuel cells and electric engines, combined with a battery storage system and solar panel.

Photo: State of Craft The MAKO explorer yacht features an exceptionally wide beach club platform which allows for sports and activities. Her aft garage door also lifts up when opening to allow for tender boats to enter the hull moor internally with ease. The top deck pavilion of MAKO can be used as a night sky observatory, panoramic lounge, fitness studio or yoga space.

Photo: State of Craft The explorer yacht MAKO contains a large studio flooded with natural light, uninterrupted views and double height. The studio offers a generous and relaxing space for guests to unwind and provides a canvas for comfortable and understated interiors.

Photo: State of Craft

The superyacht MAKO also features a large aft deck that wraps around the vessel providing 270 degree views and creates a sense of suspension above the water. There is also a spacious seating area conceived as a soft “island” sunken into the teak aft deck.

Photo: State of Craft This new design is the first nautical design from State of Craft, who have created numerous homes for private clients.