Dimitri Bez, a French designer working both in product design and in the transportation sector, revisited the historical “sea maid" runabout, reinterpreting it in a modern way thanks to electric propulsion and a new unique pattern. Bez used the ‘runabout’ model as a reference for his new one. This is a classic wooden American yacht, considered the progenitor of speedboats. Carlo Riva used it as an inspiration for his amazing speedboats, editing it according to the Mediterranean style and the Dolce Vita taste of that time.
The outcome is the Zebra Boat, a watercraft with essential lines and a timeless style, typical characteristics of Dimitri Bez’s entire production in various design fields. This speedboat is targeted to modern yachtsmen who are sensible to environmental sustainability issues without giving up on style. The electric propulsion guarantees a silent and ‘green’ navigation.
Aesthetically, the boat has the same repeated pattern: a sequence of diagonal lines obtained by overlapping chrome-plated wooden panels that resemble teak. This material is usually used to cover the planking area of boats. Diagonals are also present in the orange seats reserved for guests, inspiring conviviality and an unusual and dynamic feeling.
The habitable zone of “Zebra” can host between six and eight people and it’s divided in two parts: one reserved for guests, distinguished by a big sitting area and one for staff.