Dutch design studio Diana Yacht Design presented their 70 meter Kaizen concept. Named after a Japanese philosophy meaning “change for the better”, the yacht concept features a number of innovative features, including a vertical Zen garden.
The concept brief focused on catering to a multi-generational family. “It was important for us to create a project where everyone on board has plenty of opportunities to socialize together without compromising private spaces,” explained Casper Marelis, designer and naval architect at Diana. “To make this a reality, we dedicated a game to each generation.”
Nature plays a key role in yacht design
According to Nick Hoedjes, designer at Diana, the yacht has a family life rooted in every element. “The past few years have been a stark reminder of the importance of spending quality time with family and loved ones, and we are determined to create space for that,” he said.
Well-being is another cornerstone of Kaizen’s design. It has a dedicated sports center with a dive shop and a sports terrace with a panoramic gym, golf driving range and secluded yoga area. A wellness center can be found in the beach club, which is located amidships and also serves as an entry point for guests arriving by tender.
The concept also offers a two-level main saloon, a generous infinity pool and a swim platform.
The concept has a two-level lounge on board
Kaizen offers a total of five decks spread over a gross tonnage of 1,750. Accommodation is provided for 14 guests in seven cabins, with a crew of 19. It will have a range of 5,000 nautical miles when traveling at 12 knots, while top speeds will propel it up to 15 knots.
“This project was the next logical step for our design team,” said Hans-Maarten Bais, Creative Director of Diana. “As a team, we are continually working to create bigger and more complex projects – at 70 meters and with all its complexities, Project Kaizen embodies our drive for continuous improvement.
Diana Yacht Design will lead the exterior design and naval architecture of the project, while the interior design will be designed by another studio.
The company has been busy recently, with the 34m Van der Valk yacht Lady Lene earn recognition from a judge at the 2022 World Superyacht Awards.