Turkish designer Timur Bozca has revealed his latest concept - the futuristic sailing yacht, Cauta.


The 55 metre Cauta from Turkish designer Timur Bozca is being touted as a new class of yacht.

The design is inspired by the aerodynamic shape of an albatross. As a result, the sailing yacht emphasises curves, with a covered upper deck and rounded edges.

The lightweight Cauta has a carbon fibre hull and superstructure and an “Elite Supernova Silver” colour to reflect the yacht’s advanced technology systems and lines.

A DynaRig sailing system with two self-standing and rotating masts which host 10 sails means the yacht can be controlled by a single sailor.

Bozca designed Cauta for a family who would be spending prolonged periods on board so comfort was a key part of the concept.

Instead of guardrails, a high freeboard wraps around to become both coaming and bulwark. This is designed to provide more protection for those on deck than a typical toe rail and a safe place to run sheets and fairleads.

Protected behind the superstructure are several living areas: a large cockpit, dining area, lounge and sun beds. The aft cockpit can be transformed into a paddling pool for children when it is not safe to swim in the ocean.

Although the design required a minimalist approach, OLED technology was used throughout to give a feeling of comfort.

Cauta can accommodate up to 10 guests and eight crew members. The owner’s stateroom takes up the full beam aft of the yacht. Aquatic-themed, the cabin includes a large living area complete with multi-functional desk with surface display, bathroom with rain shower system and changing area.

Unlike traditional yachts, all guest cabins provide unmatched exterior views with an underwater experience through massive monolithic polycarbonate side and floor panels.

Cauta is a diesel-electric sailing yacht and powered via an innovative shaft and feathering prop. with all three Caterpillar C12.9 gensets in operation.

The yacht runs through a Siemens electric engine to increase power efficiency, reduce consumption noise and vibration.