Audi Unveils the Daysailer Yacht

It has become somewhat of a habit for automotive manufacturers to venture into more or less uncharted territories for their enterprise. One industry, the nautical one, seems to have more appeal than the others, as car manufacturers, especially German ones, took their design skills to the realm of the water.

Today is Audi's turn, as the company announced the coming of the Audi Daysailer, a yacht which carries "Audi’s DNA within it". The boat was drawn by a group of international designers from Audi Concept Design Munich, working together with the Joanneum University of Applied Science from Graz.

The yacht, even if it is still a one meter long scale of the real thing (expected to be 15 meters in length and 21 meters high), already floats on the ultra-streamlined hull. Design student Markus Klug anticipates a displacement of between six and seven tons with the real thing.

The tornado line, the character line along the side of the hull, and the shoulder line, which in the case of a boat is the upper edge of the hull (positive sheer), are inspired by Audi’s design idiom. The proportions in the seating area and the centre console, an Audi feature with intuitively operated instruments, also help reinforce the longitudinal axis. Of course, the yacht is made of lightweight materials such as carbon fiber (hull) and aluminum for the stabilizing elements.

Audi says it tries to help improve the design of its cars by applying technologies and lines crossed over from other fields. "Audi partnership projects with universities have one clear objective: to foster dialogue with young, talented designers about bold automotive design. All over the world, Audi designers and students are exchanging thoughts about their vision of the future," confirms the manufacturer in a statement.
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