Acionna, the ultimate world cruising megayacht, defies the conventional norms of larger yachts with its remarkable size of 175 meters. This extraordinary vessel challenges preconceptions with its avant-garde styling, captivating onlookers from every angle. Its elegant proportions and sheer scale contribute to its unique allure, setting it apart from the homogeneity often associated with similar yachts.
The interior space of Acionna is colossal, offering limitless possibilities for customization. It could potentially house a full-size squash court, a helicopter hangar, and even a 20-meter indoor pool. Among its eight decks, the double-height main saloon stands out, adorned with panoramic curved glass that provides breathtaking views of the main aft deck pool. Unusually, this area of the design features a central "island" of communal spaces surrounded entirely by the pool, connected by a tunnel aft and a bridge forward. The pool cascades down the sloped transom, flowing into a lower pool on the swim platform. Whether this unique design element serves as an exit route is left to the individual's discretion.
In comparison to conventional designs, Acionna allocates slightly more space to its propulsion system. It is planned to be powered by hydrogen, utilizing a similar system currently being tested in cruise ships and ferries. If the hydrogen production relies on renewable energy sources, the yacht could be considered "zero impact." However, the adoption of hydrogen propulsion faces challenges, as the demand for hydrogen-powered vessels is limited, preventing the growth of marine hydrogen facilities. The construction of these facilities is economically unviable without the demand generated by a fleet of hydrogen-powered vessels.
📷: Andy Waugh