Hammer Super Yacht
parked on the back of yachts is common these days (for some), having
one lowered into your garage is far more slick. Super yachts also
require their own personal submarine - and one that docks into the
hull at that - if they are to be taken seriously. The Hammer has
more than one submarine. The Hammer also has large re-configurable
decks, so the fun stuff can be stowed away neatly creating plenty
of party space with lots of terraces over looking the sea, and an
underwater salon with windows that start above the waterline and
extend way beneath it. There are also underwater video cameras that
broadcast to the many large LCD monitors located throughout the
Hammer's unique ability to house an enormous amount of toys and
discreetly hide them with clever packaging solutions is one its
greatest assets. Her high tech transom gives entrance to a dry dock
that gives space to them.
out large balconies create terraces over the sea or beach clubs
on the sea. Above the wheelhouse a "hammer shape" saloon
with large windows turned towards the bow and the sea, give panoramic
breath taking views all around.
bow is widened no unlike an aircraft carrier in order to have sufficient
landing space for the helicopter. The helicopter can be lowered
to her garage from here.
for such a yacht, geared mainly for pleasure, the Hammer features
a large onboard research center which helps passengers to understand
the marvels of the sea and how to preserve them.
propulsion of the Hammer is based on a Francis turbine. The turbine
case is installed horizontally, while the transmission comes vertically
over a planetary gear. All this is turned by a radial diesel engine.
The water intake takes place vertically over a big flat nozzle leading
the water directly into the turbine case, where it is accelerated
into the outer ring and guided out over the tangent pipe.
is accomplished by turning the whole unit (engine, gearbox and turbine)
in a radial cage. Both propulsion units are hydraulically controlled
- due to the enormous mass they are connected to.
case of an engine fire the water from the whirlpools on top of the
clusters can be used to extinguish the flames, and on a cold day the
engines heat them.
Hammer superyacht was designed by Guido de Groot. De Groot has also
designed cars for Citroen, namely the Xsara coupe.