Awareness is a revolutionary 52 metre yacht concept by Derecktor Shipyards and Azure Naval Architects setting a new benchmark for environmental awareness in the yachting industry.
The objective was to create a 499 GT yacht providing unparalleled comfort, whilst emitting the lowest possible environmental impact. She is projected to have energy consumption 30 percent less than yachts of a comparable size.
Her hull is longer than a typical 500 GT yacht, yet her beam is only 8.5 metres, which reduces resistance as she navigates through water. Smaller engines with extra-large-diameter propellers create her sophisticated propulsion package, enabling Awareness to reach a top speed of 14 knots and a cruising speed of 12 knots, whilst lowering fuel consumption and carbon footprint. Solar panels have been beautifully integrated into the vessel’s superstructure, producing energy savings of around 10 percent.
The yacht concept also benefits from commercial grade insulation packages, specially treated windows and well-engineered air-conditioning systems, to ensure that she consumes less energy, both at sea and in port.
The environmental efficiency of Awareness by no means compromises her appearance and comfort; beneath her striking and contemporary exterior, she can sleep 10 guests in five suites, including a full-beam master suite with private office, and has accommodation for up to 10 crew. The main deck has a spacious salon, lounge, formal dining area and skylounge featuring cinema and breakfast bar.
Awareness benefits from generous deck space including sundeck with bar, Jacuzzi, sunbathing area and powder room. The yacht also features a 'Beach Club', located aft on the main deck, which offers a spa, lounge seating and easy access to the sea, water toys and garage, which houses custom tenders.