This 140 metre airship carrier is every bit as ambitious as its name would suggest. Designed by Monaco-based artist George Lucian, Dare To Dream targets visionary superyacht owners who are equally passionate about flying as they are about yachting. The enormous aft deck dominates this avante-garde design, with a superyacht helipad and circular swimming pool. Guest accommodation is provided on the lower deck, as well as a saloon for enjoying anything from an evening cocktail to a formal meal.
British studio Duffy London created this 44 metre concept, which features a fast-planing hull and six 2,600hp engines that would run off a combination of solar polar and alcohol to produce a sporty top speed of 45 knots. Accommodation on board is for 10 guests and seven crew, and to prove that this concept is feasible Duffy London has even stuck a price tag on it — Solaris can be yours for a cool £25 million (ex. VAT).
Montreal-based designer Charles Bombardier is the brains behind this wild superyacht concept, which aims to mimic the movement of a whale. Its two submerged pods would create waves to drive the yacht forward, while the trailing aft section adds to the stability of the design. Bombardier worked with industrial designer Martin Rico to create Seataci, which also features a pair of superyacht swimming pools and a tropical garden.
Measuring 190 metres LOA, L’Amage is a super-size concept that dwarfs even 180 metre Azzam, which is currently the world’s largest yacht. Designed by HBD Studios, this mammoth yacht would feature accommodation for 30 guests split across 15 cabins, while the crew quarters would house a staff of 70. Hamid Bekradi, design director at HBD Studios, told Boat International: “The general style of the interior is modern and minimalist, in harmony with the exterior styling of the yacht.”
L’Amage’s superyacht helipad is situated right up on the prow and is flanked by two wings that contain cutting-edge flat satellite panels from Kymeta and navigation lights. Back aft, the beach club features an outdoor fire pit and an extending transom with three sliding piers. Power would come from an MTU CODAG propulsion system for a top speed of 32 knots and a maximum cruising range of 6,000 nautical miles.
Dutch yard Feadship caused a stir at this year's Monaco Yacht Show with its latest superyacht concept, Project Choice. Measuring 74.5 metres, this fuel-efficient design will burn 29% less fuel than an equivalent 80 metre superyacht, Feadship claims.
Key features include a two-person passenger drone and a pair of integral tenders that provide primary propulsion and charge the central battery bank. When detached, the mothership can cruise silently at ten knots on battery power alone.
Other cutting-edge tech on board includes a motion-compensation pool that uses magnetic levitation to resist any rolling motion. The result is a perfectly still superyacht spa pool with no splashing or waves.
Drawing on a rich tradition of multihull superyachts, Amsterdam-based designer Isaac Burrough has created this concept for a 60 metre sailing catamaran. The most distinguishing feature of this concept is the curved windows, which wrap over the top of the superstructure to offer stunning views out to sea.
Exterior relaxation spaces are plentiful, with an infinity pool taking centre stage on the aft deck and a glass-bottomed Jacuzzi on the sun deck. Burrough’s design also includes accommodation for 12, split across five spacious guest cabins, and an on-board spa, complete with hammam, massage room and sauna.
Designed by Italian studio BFMV, Bolla is a 65 metre superyacht concept that won bronze in the yacht and marine vessels category at the 2015 A’Design Awards. The designers’ aim to connect the air and the water inspired both the striking spherical bubble in the centre of the symmetrical superstructure and the name (which means ‘bubble’ in Italian).
Bolla would feature a dive centre and an on-board vegetable garden to further enhance the yacht’s close affinity with nature. BFMV also has plans for a custom superyacht tender that would closely mirror the design of the mothership.
With its 108 metre concept, Norwegian studio Hareide Design has sought to shift the emphasis from admiring the interiors to enjoying the surroundings.
As a result, this wild superyacht concept includes a seamless transition to the water with the gently sloping transom, as well as a multifunctional grand hall that provides uninterrupted views.
Designed with an eco-friendly theme in mind, Sky Ya is a 47 metre hybrid superyacht concept from Russian designer Max Zhivov.
Featuring a 9.5 metre beam, semi-displacement hull and extensive solar panelling on the superstructure, this curvaceous modern design would have a cruising speed of 18 knots.
Reflecting its eco credentials, Sky Ya also includes a ‘green deck’ with its own garden. Zhivov added, “The plants will not be very difficult to care for, but they will add a pleasant visual effect.”
This yacht concept may look unusual, with its towering superstructure and multiple hulls, but it is based on a proven catamaran platform from Turkish yard Nedship Group.
Designed by Dennis Ingemansson, Follow The Sun is a 50 metre concept that would come with its own helipad, foredeck swimming pool and more than 160 square metres of solar panels, hence the name.
On the inside, this multihull superyacht boasts a voluminous interior totalling 1,590 gross tonnes — more than enough room to host eight guests and a crew of six.
Turkish designer Timur Bozca is the brains behind this sinister-looking superyacht concept, which shuns convention and embraces dark tones through its minimalist interior.
At 70 metres LOA, Black Swan is designed around its helipad, from which guests can descend into the interior via a concealed lift. Plenty of al fresco relaxation space is provided by the extended aft deck, complete with 12 sunloungers and an infinity pool, while two forward balconies provide unobstructed views out to sea.
Triangular hull windows help to illuminate the interior, which includes accommodation for up to 12, split across a master suite and six guest cabins. Based in the Turkish coastal town of Kas, Timur Bozca leapt to prominence last year by winning the Young Designer of the Year Award at the ShowBoats Design Awards 2015. His entry, Project Cauta, was a 55 metre ketch design.
Inspired by the growing trend for spectacular superyacht pools, Shaddai is a 150 metre concept by Gabriele Teruzzi that gives the owner the best view in the house.
The dramatic superstructure includes a master suite and 105 square metre beach club suspended 38 metres above the main aft deck. And with such a commanding position, it’s easy to see why the concept has been named after the Hebrew word for omnipotence.
The 'out of the box' 144 metre Ghost concept was formed by the team at Ken Freivokh Design, who followed a "deconstructionist", minimalist approach.
The designers have left the structure of the yacht visible, which not only takes care of the torsional rigidity of the yacht, but also allows wide openings such as the large shell doors, which the designers said can "accommodate the likes of a 15 metre sportfish tender".
There is even a light-sensitive film on the skin of the yacht, which generates enough power to take care of the hotel loads. Perfect for people who like the idea of minimalism, but still want to own a huge superyacht.
The team at Yacht Island Design were tasked with creating an idyllic, island getaway — but on a yacht. The result is known as Tropical Island Paradise.
The huge exterior main deck includes some of the features of a tropical island paradise, including a huge swimming pool, cabanas and a bar. But the standout feature is the volcano, with a waterfall that runs down into the swimming pool. The two-deck owner's suite is cut into the side of the volcano, with views out across the bow from behind the waterfall.
The sculpted wave form of the yacht hides a large aft deck with helicopter landing pad. Also hidden from view is the huge deployable beach deck, which folds down from the stern to create an area for sea level relaxation. Perfect for private island owners who always wished they could take their island home with them.
Is it a bird, is it a plane? No, but the Tetrahedron superyacht does fly. If your first thought is, “That’ll never get built,” think again. Designs for Tetrahedron have been around for a while, but its designer, Jonathan Schwinge, is looking to forge a partnership to build the wild yacht design with a big German yard.
At rest, or low speeds, the carbon fibre Tetra is effectively a trimaran, floating on three underbelly hulls. At speed, it rises on foils jutting out of a torpedo hull, allowing it to 'fly' at speeds of up to 38 knots. It works, too, as it’s based on an existing hull design by the Maritime Applied Physics Corporation in the US. Despite measuring just 21.6 metres, its unusual shape still guarantees lots of volume, providing accommodation for six guests and four crew.
The CF8 Future is an 80 metre superyacht concept from Dutch studio Sea Level Yacht Design. CF8 stands for ‘Cars and Family in 80 metres’. Part yacht, part car showroom, the CF8 can accommodate a car collection for passers by to admire. Large centerline structures support the decks — this allows the yacht to be wrapped in a glass skin that welcomes light into the voluminous interiors.
VPLP Design has come up with this 86 metre trimaran sailing yacht concept. Komorebi is a hybrid between a sailing vessel and power yacht. It is highly efficient and stable, suited just as much to crossing oceans as to anchoring in shallow bays.
Komorebi has a very open design that allows light to flow into the many different areas on board. Two fully automated wing rigs make it capable of 20 knots under sail. It also has a hybrid mode that provides impressive fuel saving and a tree on the aft deck.
A circular 20 metre eco-yacht from Giancarlo Zema Design Group, powered by solar energy and hydrogen fuel cells, this concept is known as Trilobis 65. Six people are able to live in a fantastic, unusual environment in a self-sufficient non-polluting habitat.
This futuristic vessel has an underwater observation deck with 360 degree views for six passengers and it was named after little Trilobite creatures that lived in the sea 500 million years ago. The underwater globe has computers that provide the guests with real-time information on the marine life they are looking at.
This aptly-named 132 metre yacht, Star, is taller than many yachts are long, measuring nearly 60 metres from the water to the top of the point. Unless you enjoy being hauled up the mast of your sailing yacht, views from the observation platform are unparalleled.
Four lifts provide access across eight decks, perfect for party loving guests who can enjoy views from the top of the tip or from the underwater viewing area without running out of steam before they get there.
This inspiring yacht concept, by Design Unlimited and Reichel/Pugh Yacht Design, has a glass covered deck that floods the saloon of the sailing superyacht with natural light.
Who wouldn’t love a glass ceiling on the saloon of their sailing superyacht? We know yacht designers are increasing the amount of glass used on superyachts and there’s nowhere to look but up once you run out of window space.
Balancing the needs for privacy with the ability to open up the yacht and allow more natural light in is never easy, but this concept juggles this well.
Architect Zaha Hadid is well known for jazzing things up. Among a family of concepts developed for Blohm+Voss is a 90 metre concept she named Jazz. Structural supports have been moved outward to open up the interior to palatial spaces.
This thought-provoking design pushes the interaction between inside and outside to the extreme, and the fluid form recalls the shapes of marine creatures.
This prototype is applicable in a variety of pre-engineered platforms using as much or as little of the concept’s principles as desired. The external supports free up the interior for huge, unbroken spaces, a principle that Hadid has applied in many of her building towers.
A huge 85 metre residence with room for toys, L3 is a project by McPherson Yacht Design and BMT Nigel Gee based on a semi-SWATH catamaran hull.
SWATHs make great platforms but they hardly look sleek. This concept manages it, and just look at the amount of on board real estate they can provide!
The SWATH design allows for the kind of volume found on a 110 metre monohull and, with a hybrid CODAG propulsion, L3 can go much faster than almost any yacht this size (about 40 knots). The aft deck can be used a launch pad for toys, meaning no shadow boat is needed. Action and aviation junkies will love the speed and looks.
You could say that Warwick Design has drawn this 43 metre power catamaran around the helipad for a Eurocopter EC120. Range as designed is estimated at 4,000 nautical miles.
It’s one of the better-looking power catamaran concepts we’ve seen — sleek, modern and good-looking from nearly every angle. It has room for 10 guests, in four upper deck cabins with balconies and a huge owner’s suite with atrium, garage storage for two tenders, a pool and all sorts of areas to dine and lounge.
Yacht Island Design has created this 155 metre SWATH vessel concept known as The Streets of Monaco. Naval architecture courtesy of British firm BMT Nigel Gee. The design features some of the famous landmarks from the Mediterranean principality, including the Hotel de Paris and the Casino on the upper deck.
One of the most ambitious concepts yet, The Streets of Monaco has a fully functional go-kart track based on the famous grand prix circuit. Guests will be able to race like an F1 driver through the tunnel, past the swimming pool and try not to crash going round La Rascasse.
The Grand Atrium acts as the central hub of the yacht, linking the various living areas. An ornate spiral superyacht staircase is the focal point, sweeping around a waterfall feature that is supplied by a glass bottomed fountain from the garden above.
Vripack calls this project Casa and the name says it all; this 42 metre superyacht is a house on the water. Casa uses natural materials and glass to create the feel of home away from home. The cabins are on the lower deck in a more comfortable section of the hull, while solar panels are built in to supplement energy on board.
Not just an exercise in style, this design for a Brazilian family anticipates their needs on long journeys. The two-story glass house (pictured above) is the design’s highlight. It has opening sections to allow breeze to flow through in temperate zones and can serve as a climate-controlled observation deck in polar or tropical regions.
The 80 metre Exos by Philippe Renaudeau Design Studio is, as you may have guessed, based around its exoskeleton. It’s a ship in wolf’s clothing. The styling is both aggressive and elegant and the layout balances interior and exterior spaces perfectly. Despite Exos’ cage-like appearance, you would never feel trapped inside thanks to big windows and vast outer decks.
Moving most support outdoors frees the interior from structural bulkheads that break up the natural transition between spaces, so the main deck becomes a series of free-flowing entertainment spaces.
This beach club is a centrepiece on Francesco Paszkowski’s 80 metre concept for CRN, and this is no pipe dream. Based on an existing platform and with styling that is appealing but not too out there, the CRN 80 is realistic.
It is not the yard’s first state-of-the-art transom either; the builder has been an early adopter of foldout balconies, platforms and float-in, float-out garages. This concept simply makes it official on a big scale.
The aft section of the lower deck is reserved for guests’ enjoyment. The bamboo garden and low cushions give it a really serene feel. And the massage room is just a few steps away. Life on board is geared toward outdoor recreation, with the salon oriented aft, for instance, but the way the yacht is designed ensures privacy.