I have been participating in the Google SketchUp 3D Challenge since challenge #40. My latest entry into the challenge is a modern luxury yacht. It was inspired by the Sabdes 50M Axebow, a hybrid diesel/electric hybrid vessel designed to be economical and environmentally sound yet high-end luxury. I know very little about the workings of yacht but with some research through Wikipedia and Google I decided on a planing hull which is the type of hull a speedboat uses. Typically a yacht of this size uses a displacement hull with a bulbous bow which provides a great amount of stability but I wanted a high performance design that would be more about fun than elegance. Take a look at what I came up with: The SoloCraft 52m Planing Hull Luxury Motor Yacht. You must have Google SketchUp (free) to view the model interactively. If you don’t have SketchUp installed, you may take a look at the image gallery below:
Update: I won the Challenge in a tie with a.j.unknow!