This Striking Electric Boat Concept Is the Jaw-Dropping Union of Tech and Tradition

Yup, that's a touch screen nav system on the wood instrument panel.
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We all know that electricity and water don't get along well, but the move toward electric drive replacing internal combustion won't be stopped by a little thing like water. That's the plan, anyway, for designer Dimitri Bez, who's designed an electric-powered luxury yacht made from sustainable wood.

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Diagonal seams in the orange leather (recycled, natch) mirror the lines of the deck planks that are set at angles to each other.

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The curved OLED touch screen navigation display doubles as a video screen when the Zebra is tied up at the dock.

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No word on Zebra's range, but Bez envisions that it will move at high speed when it is underway on electric power.

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A chrome ring joins the deck planks with the hull, providing visual structure, according to Bez. This boat will look just right tied up at the dock in Monaco.