The superyacht designed to avoid seasickness

The superyacht designed to avoid seasickness

Jan 07, 2022

The Martini luxury yachts line has a suspension system that adapts to waves and reduces seasickness on board. 

Luxury superyachts dock every year in the world’s most exclusive ports, and innovation is key to keep their target audience attracted and interested in purchasing these expensive vessels. From Star Wars inspired yachts to “hole” new concepts, shipyards test the latest innovations to ensure guest comfort. 

This has led Servo Yachts to announce a new anti-sickness cabin to the Martini yacht. Seasickness is caused by the rocking motion of the ship, and this unpleasant sensation can spoil the holidays of those who are not used to it.

This is why the American shipyard teamed up with the British naval design studio Shuttleworth Design in order to develop a line of yachts that minimize seasickness. The result is cutting-edge technology and an impressive design.

“With the Martini 7.0, I believe we have found a way to solve seasickness and significantly improve the sailing experience so that everyone can enjoy traveling on the ocean. I am very excited for Servo Yachts to continue to push the boundaries of marine technology and transform ocean travel.” -David Hall, founder of Servo Yachts. 


Unique suspension system

Servo Yachts has worked on a unique suspension system developed by the company itself. This system counteracts the dizzying movements of the yacht, making navigation much more pleasant for the boat owner and guests. 

According to the United States National Library of Medicine, one in three people are highly affected by motion sickness. However, almost everyone is affected if exposed to intense movement. 

The Martini 7.0’s suspension system connects the main cabin to two dynamic hulls. These adjust the height and angle of the waves. Servo Yachts states this design causes less drag than traditional yachts, creating an efficient vessel that is safe, comfortable and faster in rough conditions. 


The two hulls are connected by four articulating hinged scissor mechanisms, positioned at each corner of the superstructure. When sailing, this superstructure where guest rooms are located can be raised up to 3.6 metres, meaning it is suspended and safe from rough waters. 

This suspension adjusts automatically and instantaneously thanks to data received by a computer-automated electro-pneumatic system. This reacts faster than passive technologies, and does not require much energy or warm-up time. 

“We are proud to work with David at Servo Yachts to design a new generation of seagoing vessels. It is exciting how his suspension technology can be applied to any type of marine craft for the advantage of many industries. We will see these on superyachts, day and work boats, ferries…” -Orion Shuttleworth, managing director and owner of Shuttleworth Design.


Martini 7.0

Named like the popular aperitif brand, Martini 7.0 is the largest luxury catamaran from the line that features this singular suspension system. It is 50-metres long and has space for 10 people divided between 4 cabins, with private bathrooms for guests and a master suite for the owner. 

It also includes an office and a gym, and there are comfortable cabins for the 11 crew members required to operate the boat. These are located on the lower deck, along with a galley, storage for diving equipment and garage with enough space for a second 6.5-metre boat. 

Engines and anchors are located in the catamaran cases, leaving more space on the main deck. The internal layout optimizes privacy and comfort for guests, meaning crew and guests will not cross paths. 

Moreover, the 427-square-metre upper deck includes a bar, dining area and two lounges. Separated by sliding doors is a jacuzzi, surrounded by cushions. The entertaining area can accommodate up to 16 guests for an alfresco dining experience. 

For now, there are no Martini 7.0 units in the making, and the price is still unknown. However, the company has already completed smaller concepts such as the Martini 6.0. On Nautical Channel, we hope to see this sailing catamaran cross the seas soon. 


Images from Servo Yachts

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