Chris Seymour Design 245' "Elementum"A New Superyacht Species Christopher Seymour Designs has developed a new superyacht species appropriately named - "Elementum", which is Latin for Element. The Elementum concept presents a shocking silhouette, challenging traditional maritime elements with a militant, machete- like profile that is one part bleeding edge yacht design and one part Alien with an Attitude. Chris is a long-time member of YachtForums (screen name - '84far') with several notable designs to his credit including, "Alpine"; a 122 meter superyacht and "Sunset Heaven"; a 96-meter plumb bow design. With his latest incarnation, Chris brought together many different properties to create an entirely new element. The main focus of the Elementum concept is to increase hull efficiency through applied hydrodynamics. The hull form is a semi displacement, wavepiercing hybrid with hard chines to achieve higher cruise speeds, as well as enhanced stability at rest. Ride comfort will be far more favourable in a head sea due to Elementum's massive reverse bow that penetrates waves, substantially reducing deceleration forces normally associated with conventional flared bows. In addition to its wavepiercing qualities, a subtle bulb has been incorporated into the hull, lengthening it's subsurface signature, further reducing pitching tendencies. At 245', the sheer size of Elementum ensures its reverse bow will remain relatively dry in all but the biggest seas. Helping to keep spray at bay, a soft chine is molded into the bow and flared just forward of midship.