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 Kleindienst Group, “Floating Seahorse” is a contemporary marine yacht that boasts underwater rooms with breathtaking views. In the underwater level, the aquatic style retreat’s master bedroom and bathroom will be totally submerged in the clear sea, delivering pictures of the surrounding coral reef and ocean life. Moving up to the sea level, it has a fully-fitted kitchen with a dining area and an open plan living area which has floor to ceiling windows, offering uninterrupted ocean scenes. On the upper deck, the floor is suitable for alfresco dining and relaxation, featuring an informal bed, mini bar, kitchenette and a glass-bottomed jacuzzi.
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]
SFR(Solar Floating Resort) designed by Michele Puzzolante is a unique hospitality concept, part habitation, part yacht and part submarine, totally self-sufficient energy generator, non-polluting and in unison with its natural surroundings. SFR has been designed like a luxury yacht and a luxury hotel suite, with a fully submerged observation bulb because the majority of people are fascinated by watching and photographing exotic fishes, dolphins, sharks and marine turtle. SFR sleeps six with a premium on privacy. The design calls for two single and two double bedrooms, each with private a bathroom. A large kitchen, a dining area, a lounge area and a pilot room complete the 110 m2 interior layout, treated in the purest Italian style. Outside, the teak deck is set up with a large semicircular lounge/dining area, six individual day beds and a six places Jacuzzi. While the most distinctive feature is its fully submerged observation bulb. It’s big enough for six armchairs and it’s built like a tourist submarine with a thick glass enclosure that provides a 360 degrees view. Really nice design, will be loved in the place like Hawaii, Australia, Caribbean.