James Roy, Yacht Design Director at BMT explains:
“1700 years ago, the Polynesians decided to move and settle in a new land. This presented an unimaginable journey, which today would take five hours by jet. From the Marquesas Islands sailing thousands of miles north, using nothing but the stars and the birds for guidance, they discovered the Hawaiian Islands. Their mode of transport? A Canoe. This simple, yet robust design, sitting at around 18m long and about 5m wide, would carry up to 20 people and all their possessions and food including animals.”
Igor Lobanov comments:
“Our Tuhura is a simple idea. The thought was to take a natural shape similar to those seen in the earliest canoe-type craft and augment it multifold to a larger scale, using modern technology.”
The interior design Achille Slavagni and is inspired by East Asia.
“Tuhura is a megayacht conceived for a dynamic owner, nevertheless the timeless sense of peace and calmness are the main characteristics. This softness and dynamicity are reflected in the humble elegance and sensuality of the primitive organic shapes echoed throughout.”