Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Fibonacci, the revolutionary electric catamaran concept of Icona Design

The automobile design firm Icona Design Group, which has made a name for itself in recent years with its electrical and autonomous concepts, has introduced its new, unique yacht in its class. It is called Fibonacci, a self-driving electric catamaran concept.

Having a completely futuristic design and powered by electricity as a type of energy, the yacht wants to offer consumers the opportunity to experience a new experience in shipping. Icona Fibonacci, which is completely covered with solar panels, resembles a huge piano with its general design.

A self-driving electric catamaran concept.
A self-driving electric catamaran concept.

This 16.7-meter (55-foot) watercraft equips two 200 kW (272 hp) electric motors powered by separate lithium-ion batteries of 340 kWh each, and optionally an autonomy extender can be equipped with a fuel cell. The batteries offer a range of approximately 150 miles (240 km) at a cruising speed of 10 knots (18.5 km/h), while the maximum speed is estimated at 15 knots (28 km/h). It offers at least 12 hours of cruising – as well as 12 hours of stationary time.

The Fibonacci’s peculiar asymmetrical design features a roof that can be lifted off of the structure analogously to the top of a piano. The entire deck can be left outdoors, leaving the perfect environment (ignoring the acoustic section) for a concert on the high seas. The interior can be configured with two or three cabins with a private bathroom, and always with top quality materials. In order to access the flying upper deck and its control panel, a pair of spiral staircases – one on either side and end of the boat – climb up from the lower deck.

it resembles a huge piano with its general design.
It resembles a huge piano with its general design.

The designers also included induction among the charging solutions. The autonomous driving system crosses the data of bathymetric lines, GPS, and Radar signals in order to allow the boat to proceed safely.

The catamaran has been developed together with the contractor ASG Power, the shipbuilding company Hydrotec and Terra Modena Mechatronic, the latter to be in charge of the electric drive. As we said before, the technical section seems to be perfectly covered.