Zaha Hadid Limited Edition Z-Boat will sell for $457,000 a pop
An acclaimed and prize-winning Iraqi-British architect, Dame Zaha Mohammad Hadid, best known for her distinctive, jaw-droppingly innovative and futuristic designs of buildings like Rosenthal Contemporary Arts, London Aquatics center, besides the artistic furniture and object designs like the tea & coffee tower, the space-age metallic bar, and the liquid glacial table, has now designed a sleek, futuristic motorboat for renowned London-based art dealer Kenny Schachter and his Rove Projects. Dubbed as ‘Z-Boat’, the motorboat designed for both power, speed and looks is an 8-meter vessel fabricated of fiberglass and carbon fiber with interiors crafted from new vinyl materials, and will be offered in a limited edition of 12, each priced at about $457,000.
Reportedly, current plans are to produce this artistic motorboat in a range of colors, including blue, white, gray, and the black prototype model which has been exclusively designed for Schachter himself. Kenny Schachter however has a long association with the Baghdad-born first female and first Muslim architect recipient of the prestigious Pritzker Architecture Prize says that Z-Boat’s sleek interiors has been crafted with a new vinyl material, which is new to the market.
Kenny Schachter and Zaha Hadid further explains that the idea was to think of vessels or vehicles as highly individualistic expressions of architecture, design and art, reflecting the edge of what is possible using the most advanced manufacturing means. And, the Z-Boat’s artistic design asymmetry which is truly a distinctive element in the boating world and impressive horsepower, actually makes it an attractive buy for discerning individuals and boat enthusiasts for speed.
And, Rove’s Schachter has also reportedly hired a France-based firm Shoreteam to produce 12 examples of the Z-Boat, as part of its plans to release the motorboat to public in 2013.
Earlier in year 2006, Schachter and Zaha Hadid also collaborated to design the Z-Car, which was a three-wheel model that never actually made it to production. Though, the artistic Z-Car made an appearance in the retrospective of Zaha Hadid’s work at the Philadelphia Museum of Art and was also exhibited at the Guggenheim, New York.