London-based art dealer Kenny Schachter commissioned designer Zaha Hadid to create another vehicle for his personal use, the Z-Boat. Limited edition of 12 boats, the 8m-long motorboat will feature an asymmetric body made from fibreglass, and current plans are to produce the boat in different colors. Priced at €375,000 (Approx.$460,000 USD) the luxury boat is being built by Shoreteam in France, and the first seaworthy boat is due for release in spring next year (2013).
“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.”