The renowned architect Frank Gehry is making waves as he turns his eye to naval architecture. With the launch of his first yacht, the 74-foot Foggy, Gehry joins the ranks of other designers like Zaha Hadid and Norman Foster who have forayed into designing boats.
Working in tandem with naval designer German Frers, Gehry’s design is reminiscent of his architectural works on land. Fluid lines cut into the deck, bringing the signature style of his work to life onboard the boat. Intricate lattice patterns allow light to illuminate below decks, and add unique styling to the crisp lines of the hull. Below deck, the all-wooden interior features more of Gehry’s distinct style. Smooth wavy lines run throughout the cabins and seating areas in the main saloon.
The all-wooden yacht was manufactured in Maine at Brooklin Boat Yard, where the complex patterns and cold-molding of the materials required almost 3 years to complete.
Designed to be versatile on the water as a comfortable daysailer Foggy is equally at home on the racecourse. Gehry’s design was put to the test on Martha’s Vineyard, where the boat took home line honors the annual Round the Island Race shortly after its launch.
Ghery plans to take the boat south, stopping in Miami and Panama, before heading west to California where he intends to race Foggy in the Sunday series.