Soviet engineering is often derided as effective but crude and simplistic, but that's a bum rap. The USSR produced a number of technologies that were as visually arresting as they were effective. Just look at the sleek, humongous, flying hammerhead named Ekranoplan.
In the first spy photographs, an enormous beast reared up out of the Caspian Sea, a metal monster studded with jet engines and spewing a mighty spray of water behind it. The United States called it the Caspian Sea Monster, and that wasn't far from the truth.
Yes, it's a concept. No, it's not that crazy. This 118-foot flying yacht could work. After all, it's just a very pretty ekranoplane, aircraft-ship hybrids that can float like a sea vessel and fly a few meters over the water surface.