Project Inception, is a 68m technical platform with engineering architecture intended to offer greater creative flexibility to the industry's design community. Inceptions aim is for engineering to enable designers to challenge the paradigm of layouts which are frequently constrained by technical arrangements. 

To achieve this the Inception platform leverages Technical Innovation via an innovative energy architecture based on batteries as the primary source of onboard power. Lateral calls this E-Hybrid; a system which allows the varying power demands of a modern superyacht to be seemlessly met. Diesel engines are provided for battery recharging only, and the system enables diesel generators to be selected purely on the basis of efficiency and optimum energy density. This brings advantages to overall architecture efficiency, flexibility of layout, noise and vibration, maintenance and operational effectiveness. These positive attributes allow for a far more compact system arrangement than traditional diesel electric, thereby offering more design options to clients and designers.

Lateral invited the design studio of Isaac Burrough Design to apply their creative design talents to conceive a design on Inception to Challenge The Paradigm of layout and configuration, with equally futuristic styling.

Isaac Burrough comments, "The genesis for this project came from two ideas; creating a greater connection between guests and the ocean, and crafting a luxury experience around a single-level living space. When the team at Lateral presented their platform to me, and the flexibility it offers, I realised that this was a great opportunity to rethink the entire paradigm of a typical yacht layout". 


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