BY APB Staff on 24 Mar 2021

A sustainable propulsion system uses batteries as the primary source of energy

Dutch custom yacht builder Oceanco and Italian design studio Pininfarina have teased a new “e-hybrid” superyacht concept named Kairos, after the ancient Greek word meaning a proper time for action.

Kairos has been designed around a hybrid propulsion system that uses batteries as the primary source of energy. Lateral Naval Architects provided engineering and technical design on the concept, which was designed in accordance with Oceanco’s NXT sustainability initiative.


Kairos is a remarkable vision shared by three passionate, forward-thinking partners: Pininfarina, Lateral and Oceanco,” says Marcel Onkenhout, Oceanco’s CEO. “When Owners see the Oceanco NXT endorsement on a yacht’s design, they know they can expect elevated standards of life onboard that are in tune with new perspectives on sustainability and lifestyle.”

“Our passion as designers is to imagine new concepts of space that are capable of bringing enchantment to every moment of the yachting experience,” adds Paolo Pininfarina, chairman of the group.

Kairos marks the first collaboration between Pininfarina and Oceanco, and more details on the design and capabilities of the vessel will be released in the coming months.