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.
P Diddy has become one of the first of the ultra-rich to hire the Solemates yacht after it launched from Monaco's docks last year. Every guest who boards gets loaned an iPad for controlling everything onboard—except navigation.
We've seen some brilliant yachts here at Gizmodo—some you can buy; most which'll never feel the cool touch of the ocean on its belly—but it's always the concepts which leave me most breathless. Like Feadship's Breathe, here.
Aluminum, wood, and glass. Lots of glass. A glass dome covering the main suite. A glass Persian carpet in the living room. Glass staircases similar to the Apple Store's. The Beluga feels like a floating loft designed by Jon Ive.
You remember the Eclipse, the 560-foot long yacht by Russian gazillionaire Roman Abramovich. It is the largest private yacht in the world. But maybe that claim is hard to visualize... until you see it compared to a 747.
It's like something from a James Bond film. You can just see Daniel Craig jumping effortlessly from the land-dock onto the deck of a yacht gliding away slowly, and as he hurries into the cabin the yacht submerges, bubbles rising.
There are plenty of super yacht concepts that I'll never touch, much less own—such as ones with three level designs or impossible masts—but I'm still happy that a design finally includes a built-in garage. And a super car.
Hey it's summer, what better excuse do we need for posting three yachts in one week? Especially when one of them has been styled after Lamborghini's sportscars, taking the angle of the chassis and creating a 15m long waterbeast.