After leaving his namesake automotive hybrid company, Henrik Fisker is keeping himself busy by taking part in various design projects.
Henrik Fisker had high hopes when he founded Fisker Automotive in 2007, but its beloved Karma premium plug-in hybrid car did not change the automotive industry in the way he dreamed of. After his company went into bankruptcy, Fisker has embarked into a new project by setting up Henrik Fisker Design house. Best known for the creation of BMW Z8, Aston Martin DB9 and Aston Martin V8 Vantage, he now works across numerous categories including luxury travel, automotive, architectural design, furniture, smart devices, consumer products and technology. Among his latest creationsone can also find the Lauge Jensen Viking motorcycle, the aborted Aston Martin Thunderbolt, Mustang Rocket and Force 1 – a two-seat American “super sports car” that will be showed at the Detroit Auto Show.
But Fisker has recently announced that his Design house is joining forces with global Italian shipyard builder Benetti to create a series of innovative 50 meter (164 feet) superyachts. The concept will integrate a new platform developed by Benetti’s engineering team with Fisker designing the exterior and interior. The yacht exterior will have a dramatic body using light weight carbon fiber and other exotic materials, as well as optimized ocean views from all major cabins. It will also make use of reclaimed wood, integrated solar panels and optional hybrid power. The interiors of the three decks will feature advanced and sustainable materials, and state-of-the-art technology for automated controls and optimal power management. Onboard amenities will include a beach club, spa, several bars, a pool and sunbathing areas on multiple decks. A future owner will welcome 12 guests in six cabins, looked after by 11 crew members with comfortable staff quarters.