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UAE One: Futuristic 140m “UAE flagship” concept presented by Italian designer

29 March 2023 • Written by Gemma Harris

A 140-metre superyacht called UAE One has been revealed by the Milan-based designer Enzo Manca. The superyacht design is, according to Manca, "very different from the usual megayachts."

The bold concept has been tailored for the United Arab Emirates, "with the idea it should become the official flagship mega yacht of the state." According to Manca, the concept was designed with input from a Sheikh, with a focus on privacy and additional space for international meetings, as well as multiple transfer options, including a "mini-internal port" for tenders and a submarine.

Taking inspiration from defence ships and spanning nine decks over 2,800 square metres while towering up to 40 meters, the concept's exterior is defined by its distinctive curving lines. The tinted, mirrored windows and strong militant style add to the privacy element.

Reminiscent of an aircraft carrier — with its two heliports ideal for foreign delegates —the expansive circular deck space hosts various luxury amenities.

The 28-metre beam accommodates an 18-metre swimming pool that sits transversely, while the wellness centre and spa transform the concept from its military-style beginnings into a superyacht.

For further relaxation, the huge circular sofa positioned at the bow has been designed around a central fireplace to admire the 360-degree views. Meanwhile, the exterior lounging areas are shaded for additional comfort.

The yacht's interior space includes accommodation in various configurations, with one owner’s suite, eight master cabins and 14 mini-suites, with official interior design renderings still under development.

Three additional meeting rooms and a press area are envisioned for private, international meetings and gatherings. The crew quarters, comprising 35 cabins, will be large enough for staff of 65.

The UAE ONE concept aligns with Manca's existing portfolio of unique superyacht concepts.

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