This $86 Million Superyacht Can ‘Fly’ On Water – It’s A Floating ‘Jewel’

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The vessel will be equipped with six guest cabins, an owner’s suite, a helipad and a beach club with a swimming pool on its four levels

A number of innovative ideas for ultra-luxury yachts have emerged in recent months. The latest comes from the studio Lazzarini Design Studiowhich stands out.

The 74 meter long vessel, known as “Plectrum”powered by a hydrofoil system, can rise above the surface of the water and seemingly… “fly” at high speeds.

According to the team at the Italian studio, those responsible were inspired in its design, to a large extent, by the America’s Cup, one of the oldest international sailing competitions. But instead of being pushed by the wind like a sailboat, this huge bright orange craft will be powered by three hydrogen engines, capable of up to 5,000 horsepower each.

Building a hydrofoil of this size would undoubtedly be an extremely important achievement. Although the design is just a concept, the designers say it could be built within two years, at a cost of around $87 million (€80 million), if a buyer is found.

“We want to remember that in 1964, the shipbuilding industry was already capable of building similar vessels,” the designers said in a statement. Constructed from a blend of dry carbon fiber composites, the lightweight superyacht is designed to be the fastest of its kind.

In terms of amenities, the vessel will be equipped with six guest cabins, an owner’s suite, a helipad and a beach club with a swimming pool on its four levels.

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