Project Inception is a 68m technical platform with engineering architecture intended to offer greater creative flexibility to the industry's design community.

Inception's aim is for engineering to enable designers to challenge the paradigm of layouts which are frequently constrained by technical arrangements.

To achieve this the Inception platform leverages Technical Innovation via an innovative energy architecture based on batteries as the primary source of onboard power. Lateral calls this E-Hybrid; a system which allows the varying power demands of a modern superyacht to be seemlessly met. Diesel engines are provided for battery recharging only, and the system enables diesel generators to be selected purely on the basis of efficiency and optimum energy density. This brings advantages to overall architecture efficiency, flexibility of layout, noise and vibration, maintenance and operational effectiveness. These positive attributes allow for a far more compact system arrangement than traditional diesel electric, thereby offering more design options to clients and designers.