We’re highly impressed by Ulstein’s mighty X-bow ships from Norway. They’re tough as an offshore vessel can be, so we’d imagine they would be the ideal platform for designing an explorer yacht that really means business. Just anchored outside Monaco they might look a bit alien… which gave us an idea!
You might however see that alien space ships were not the only inspiration. And that’s where the name comes in… The mahi-mahi (/ˈmɑːhiːˈmɑːhiː/) or common dolphinfish (Coryphaena hippurus) is a surface-dwelling ray-finned fish found in off-shore temperate, tropical, and subtropical waters worldwide.
The name mahi-mahi comes from the Hawaiian language and means “very strong”, through the process of reduplication.
Yes, it’s all a mess. A tropical fish. A polar going working vessel. Star Trek. But looking inside a designer’s mind always would happen at your own peril!