UK-based design studio D-iD draws the stylish 45m motor yacht KUMU.

The genesis of the 45-meter explorer yacht, Kumu, can be traced back to extensive consultations with clients and profound contemplation on the desires of individuals seeking meaningful experiences while spending their valuable time on the water. This superyacht seamlessly combines a deep connection to nature with meticulous attention to detail and intelligent design, resulting in an environmentally friendly vessel that prioritizes the comfort and satisfaction of its occupants.

Kumu successfully translates the elemental connection inherent in sailing to the speed and luxurious amenities a motor yacht platform offers. Eliminating any visual or physical barriers allows for unobstructed views of the surrounding environment from the deck, fostering a sense of unity with nature. The main suite and main deck guest cabins are bathed in natural light thanks to the generous use of skylights. The sun deck spans an impressive 225 square meters, while two fold-down balconies extend the beach club area to an expansive 65 square meters.

Every space onboard Kumu has been thoughtfully designed to facilitate the creation of meaningful memories. The seamless flow of the internal and external bar from the main deck saloon to the aft deck encourages togetherness, whether guests enjoy the water or relax on deck. The sweeping main deck interior is designed to facilitate social gatherings, with dining accommodations for up to 12 individuals. The clever use of lighting defines intimate spaces without impeding the overall flow of the area.

The design philosophy of Kumu is characterized by a balance between flexibility and freedom of choice in terms of size. The yacht offers ample storage and space to explore the world’s cruising grounds while remaining compact enough to fit into any anchorage or atoll of the owner’s choosing. In keeping with the yacht’s adventurous appeal, there is the capacity for two tenders – a 7.5 meter on the aft deck and a 5.5 meter in the toy garage, providing ample room for diving equipment, sailing dinghies, jet skis, and bikes.

The two-and-a-half deck layout of Kumu allows for various arrangements according to the owner’s preference. The yacht can be configured with five guest cabins, three crew cabins, and a permanent spa treatment room, or there is ample scope to create additional guest areas, crew cabins, a gym, or a family room. A generous stew pantry is designed for ease of service while providing the possibility for a family-style galley if required.

Sustainability is a critical consideration in the design of Kumu, which seeks to minimize its environmental impact. This is achieved through using sustainable alternatives to teak for the decks and furniture crafted from natural materials. The engine space has been designed to accommodate more sustainable propulsion technologies as they develop in the future. The studio responsible for Kumu, D-iD, is committed to exploring new eco-friendly materials and products and will incorporate these into future builds.

Kumu’s clean lines and muscular appearance combine the ability and equipment of an explorer with a sleek, go-anywhere style that will see her equally at home in the upper latitudes as on the rivieras.