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Albatross inspired cruiser concept

Published on June 20, 2016 by   ·   No Comments


At some point I should delve back through the MarinaLive! archives and see just how many of the phenomenal ‘concept’ yachts we’ve written about ever saw the light of day.  A very tiny percentage I would imagine.  (I would be particularly interested to hear of Triple Deuce making her debut splash – – but that’s a whole other story.)  In the meantime, here’s another concept to add to the catalogue – Cauta.

A quick scroll through Cauta’s online photo gallery, and there’s no doubt that this 55-metre world cruiser was designed by a man.  Dark colour schemes (inside and out), plenty of gadgetry, and quirky computer-generated unmade beds are a dead giveaway, and indeed Cauta comes from the drawing board of Timur Bozca, winner of 2015 Young Designer of the Year at the ShowBoat Design Awards.

Born in Turkey, with a degree from Coventry University and a Masters from Politecnico di Milano, poster boy Timur is getting rapidly well-known for his car and yacht designs although Cauta is arguably his most talked about work to date.


Slightly Maltese Falcon-esque in its profile, Cauta is a lightweight high-performance sailing yacht fashioned from carbon fibre.  Finished in glittery ‘elite supernova silver’, the clean, pure design takes its inspiration from the shyest of seabirds, the albatross, while being unabashedly confident about its innovative technology and capabilities.

Able to cross the Atlantic at rapid speeds, Cauta incorporates a Dynarig sailing system, which comprises two self-standing and rotating masts, with ten sails between them, which can be operated with ease by a single sailor.  With very few sharp edges and a covered upper deck, its lines may not resemble any other yacht on the seas, but each curve and component has been considered in microscopic detail.  Targeting optimum aerodynamics and hydrodynamics, she is as adapted to luxury cruising as she is for taking line honours in prestigious regattas. Timur has every box ticked.

Crafted with a family set-up and long-distance cruising in mind, Cauta has a large open flybridge with a high wraparound to keep those on deck safe and to conceal the sailing paraphernalia.  This space plays host to dining, lounging and sunbathing areas and the aft can transform into a paddling pool for the little’uns when safety at sea cannot be guaranteed.


Belowdecks, Timur has made extensive use of OLED (organic light-emitting diode) technology to give a softly lit sophisticated ambience.  Futuristic and one-of-a-kind, he has added focal points and side and underwater views with the help of massive translucent panels – this creates a touch of aquatic magic.  In all there is space for ten guests and eight crewmembers with the owners basking in a full-beam aft state room with living area, bathroom with rainshower and a dressing room.

‘Under the bonnet’ Cauta has three Caterpillar C12.9 high performance diesel engines powered via an innovative shaft and feathering prop.  These engines run through an additional Siemens electric engine to increase power efficiency and to reduce fuel consumption, noise and vibration.

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