These are the first picture of the Z Boat - an 8m-long motorboat designed by Zaha Hadid for US art dealer Kenny Schachter
The limited production vessel is being built by Shoreteam in France and the first seaworthy boat is due for release in spring next year (2013).
Hadid has already designed two conceptual cars for Schachter’s Rove Projects (AJ 03.11.2005).
It is understood Schachter has also asked Rem Koolhaas to design a hybrid sail and motor yacht.
The asymmetrical design is sculptural in appearance while practically affording more seating accommodations. In a sense, the bespoke boat is as much a work of art as a Cisitalia sports car in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York. The idea is to think of vessels and vehicles as highly individualistic expressions of art, architecture and design reflecting the edge of what is possible using the most advanced means, including materials, software systems and methods of fabrication.