Discover: VPLP Naval Architects and Concept Superyacht Hybrid KOMOREBI Inspired by Nature

Driven to innovate, the VPLP team of naval architects yearly develops a concept project to be first presented at the Monaco Yacht Show.

At the MYS 2014 they revealed the MANIFESTO project ; a 234’ superyacht catamaran. In 2015, they presented a 86 m Superyacht Hybrid trimaran called “KOMOREBI”.


KOMOREBI : Nature Inspired Concept Superyacht

KOMOREBI is the quintessence of VPLP’s thinking of yachting, luxury and space. KOMOREBI (木漏れ日) is a Japanese concept representing the time when nature is enhanced by the sun’s rays.

A design that invites you to relax, unwind, rejuvenate and live harmoniously. Reflected in the elegantly muted styling and ultra-open layout affording great vistas and private places throughout the vessel. This hybrid trimaran is a blend of comfort at sea, space, stability, low running costs as well as a big step towards a clean wake; the embodiment of a dream of new ways to sail and KOMOREBI is the project that embodies the VPLP values and know-how.

Designed as an efficient and highly stable vessel capable of crossing oceans but still agile enough for shallow waters and to enter small places. She is a combination of a sailing vessel and a power yacht. Her wings are fully automated and powerful enough to drive her at 15 knots with 20 knots of wind with no engine on and save at least 30% of fuel on hybrid mode in a crossing.

Inside is an openness inside the vessel, light flows from everywhere; openness is a feel they intended to capture, reflected in the design. Luxury of space. Each particular area is designed to suit a special moment of the day offering privacy and conviviality for everyone on board. The different propulsion modes lend to the vessel range and autonomy rather than speed; the prevailing thinking behind that choice is the idea that quality of time and comfort are more important than high maximum speed. In addition, there is a full collection of tools to explore above and below the sea: large tenders, submarine, sailing boats… Trimarans give you so many more options.

Designed elegance is not only a question of style, balance of proportions and harmony of lines, it also related to coherence and cleverness. Despite her length KOMOREBI is neither dominant nor overwhelming – she’s a sweet giant to love.


About VPLP design

VPLP design is a world-renowned young international team of French-based naval architects and designers working from Vannes and Paris in Sail and Power yachts projects across the world, for more than 30 years. With a successful track record  in ocean racing, VPLP Design raced in the Transat Jacques Vabre (Macif, Sodebo, PRB), in the monohull 24H distance record with 100’ Comanche, with BMW Oracle, winner in the 33rd America’s Cup or Superyachts and they designed : 138’ Douce France, 145’ Hemisphere (World’s largest sailing catamaran), 110’ Mousetrap.

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