Future Concept: Lila-Lou G108 GigaYachtAn Axe-Bow Boat With A View Lila-Lou Design has unveiled a concept that pushes the boundaries of modern day yacht design... sending it fast forward into tomorrow. At the leading edge of this concept is a yacht turned bow-rider with a glass pane that wraps around the foremost upper section of the hull, coupled with an elevated foredeck for getting sun... and spray! In a conventional flared-bow hull, targeting a head sea, water is dispersed outwards and away from a bow as it plunges into a wave. The flared bow reduces spray coming over the top, but it creates deceleration forces that slow momentum, resulting in longitudinal pitching. With an axe-bow design, much of this momentum is minimized because waves are penetrated, or pierced, allowing water to be released over the top and sides of the bow, as opposed to taking the brunt of wave impact.