Exterior & interior design by SDI
SDI is currently working on 48 to 130ft sloop projects with innovative architectural concepts integrating as a prime concept the sea and the environment.
One of the latest trends in contemporary naval architecture is to connect internal volumes to the outside without the usual related disturbances.
Naval architect Thibaut Tincelin succeeds in drawing cruising yachts that enjoy a high degree of comfort, whatever the sailing circumstances, by designing units with adaptive volumes and sleek lines, fitted with removable streamlined roofs inspired by motor yacht hardtops.
When applied to a 110ft aluminium yacht, this approach allows to strike a balance between the traditional demand for wide internal volumes for the deck saloon and the space devoted to the outer cockpit.
The sleek lines of the roof are largely due to the revolutionary sliding hard top, divided into several smaller identical panels and easily operated. These hard top elements open as smoothly as traditional cockpit panels and disappear fully into dedicated lockers.
To meet thermal and environmental constraints, the glass panel over the deck saloon is highly ventilated. Curved glass used as a structuring component, matches the elegant aesthetics of the structure, enjoying reinforced thermal isolation thanks to a film of solar control.
When shut, the glass panels can be partly or totally covered with 30 m2 of high performance solar panels, thus providing welcome shade for the saloon and contributing significantly to energy saving.
Decidedly innovative to serve their clients, SDI apply design concepts that meet stringent ecology criteria, thus opening up new in-roads for energy consumption and building material.