When talking about the mega yacht, the first impression comes into your mind might be something related to floating hotels with traditional luxurious interiors. However, Hareide Design, the award-winning studio thinks we should switch our focus from extrovert admiration, to creating a platform for people can better enjoy the natural surroundings. Get the name from its classic 108 m mono hull design, the 108M mega yacht concept features an elevated dining and viewing area, a tranquil garden surrounding a 20 m pool and a seamless transition to the water at the stern. The multi-functional space of the grand hall also provides a number of spectacular views for people to experience the beauty of the nature. Moreover, this hybrid yacht equips with 300 square meters of high efficiency solar panels which can provides the ship with enough power for slow cruising along quiet shorelines. For longer distance and higher speed, it can be switched to the option for diesel-electric propulsion. Overall, this yacht looks fantastic. However, I do have a concern, due to its open stern design, how the yacht will handle the flooding water during storm?
Designed by Sussex-based yacht designer John Shuttleworth, the Adastra is so high-tech, it can even be controlled remotely at the touch of an iPad… as long as you don’t get any further away than 50 meters. Described as ‘one of the world’s most amazing super yachts’, Adastra is 42.5 meters long, 16 meters wide and weighs 52 tons. Maximum speed reached by the yacht is 22.5 knots and her range is an astonishing 4000 nautical miles at 17 knots. That is enough for a trip from the UK to New York without refueling. The hull of the Adastra is built from glass and Kevlar and can house nine guests and six crewmen. Inside living areas are equivalent to that of luxury four-star hotels, with full kitchen, bath and bedroom spaces. With her shiny body and high-tech design, this super yacht looks like something can ship in space. [source]