What can be a perfect gift for the man who has everything you’ve been dreaming of? That certainly is Z. Boat by Zaha Hadid. It is an 8m-long motorboat designed by Zaha Hadid, who died in March this year for Kenny Schachter. London-based art dealer and writer Kenny Schachter had commisioned the renowned Iraqui architect Zaha Hadid three years ago to design a limited edition speedboat for his personal use. Only 12 units of this project had been produced by Shoreteam in France.
“The asymmetrical design is sculptural in appearance while practically affording more seating accommodations. In a sense, the bespoke boat is as much a work of art as a cisitalia sports car in the permanent collection of the museum of modern art in new york.
The idea is to think of vessels and vehicles as highly individualistic expressions of art, architecture and design reflecting
the edge of what is possible using the most advanced means, including materials, software systems and methods of fabrication.”- design statement from Zaha Hadid Architects.
Zaha Hadid has previously conceived “Z-car” for Schacter. The two-seater automobile made from carbon fibre features a three-wheel base to reduce parking space, and is hydrogen powered with zero-emissions. The vehicle was later developed into the “Z-car II”, a compact four seater, four-wheeler lithium-ion battery alternative.