Audi Design student creates the Trimaran Hybrid Yacht

Audi Design student creates the Trimaran Hybrid Yacht

A luxury yacht, that would proudly wear the four-ring logo and would be named Trimaran, was proposed by Audi's concept design studio in Munich. It represents the project work realized by the Pforzheim Technical College student Stefanie Behringer, who explained the main idea of the study, embodied by a new concept integrating two jet skis in a motorboat, adding that the full architecture was based on a trimaran, consisting of a main center hull supported by two smaller outrigger hulls, while the two jet skis were stored inside pods in the outriggers. Due to its slender center hull, the Trimaran appears to be 6.4 meters wide and 15 meters long. Up to 12 persons can accommodate on the deck and the lower compartments provides six berths. While the jet skis are electrically-driven, two lightweight and efficient Audi TDI diesel engines power the main boat.
The yacht can also be propelled by the jet ski engines, but it should not exceed the required speed of 8 knots, but the two diesel engines can be switched on continuously at higher speeds up to 30 knots. A faster and more fuel-efficient journey is ensured by the electric motors in the jet skis which support the diesel engines when the driver aims for a more powerful acceleration. Furthermore, the diesel engines are able to recharge the batteries in the two jet skis in the same way that one would do in a hybrid car. The Trimaran is given a high-tech look that strongly reminds Audi's aluminum frame structures, due to the silver frame that links the outer pods with the main hull. Unfortunately, Audi's plans for the future do not include the production of the Trimaran.