Here are the top 18 most amazing concept yachts you won’t believe only the rich will be able to buy these extreme super-yachts!
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# 10 Astondoa Top Deck 51
The Top Deck 51 is the creative project from designer Luiz de Basto. This design reportedly received a lot of flack because of criticism that it would not be safe and would not float. Water would get into that lower deck and cause the ship to sink. However de Basto insists that while the lower deck looks like it would be exposed to the water, it’s actually watertight.
# 9 55M X-Easy
This is the 55M X-Easy, a concept from Pastrovich Studio in Monaco, which is known for their edgy, extreme, and futuristic concept designs. The 55M X-Easy concept yacht is different from their usual futuristic fanfare. It is designed to be “intentionally understated” aiming for a less extreme yacht design. It’s small and encourages a fun time for a family. While it’s 180 feet long, it only requires a nine-man crew to run which is a much smaller crew than most boats of that size.
# 8 124 Global Fish
Naval architect Ward Setzer believes that bigger isn’t always better and applied that principle to this sporting yacht which is called the 124 Global Fish. It’s named after the fact that the boat is exactly 124 feet long, which is big and fast enough for sports fishers to catch big game fish but not any bigger than it needs to be. While it’s built to be a sporty speeder, it can also be used as just a luxury vessel.
# 7 Migaloo Submersible Yacht
An Austria-based design firm called Motion Code: Blue released renderings of a concept of what would be the world’s first submersible private yacht. This is the Migaloo, which is a private luxury yacht that would also be a private submersible. It’s perfect for the yachter who wants to see the underwater world or for the celebrity who needs to get away from prying eyes.
# 6 Ikkar Transforming Yacht
French designer Julien Anglade came up with this Ikkar Transforming Yacht, a ship that can cruise in compact form and then transform into a giant superyacht. After it opens up, it can accommodate 50 passengers in super comfortable luxury with a crew of 60.
# 5 Wally Hermes Yacht
This is the Wally Hermes model from the design firm known as Why-Yachts. It is meant to fulfill that fantasy we all have at one point or another to escape to an island and live alone in the sea. The Wally is designed to physically remind you of the shape of an island and let you roam free through the ocean. It is 58 meters long, 38 meters wide, and has enough area to comfortably house 12 passengers and 20 crew members.
# 4 Picchio Boat
This is the Picchio Boat, from designer Christian Grande who has designed more than 100 yachts for Italian clientele. This is one of his more daring designs which actually changes the design of the interior with the environment it is sailing through. See-through areas of the ship turn into live aquariums or observatories of the sea. These glass underwater hulls are built with two industrial strength layers and steel hull structures that guarantee structural stability. Just in case, two steel flaps will lower and cover those glass walls, just for peace of mind in potentially rough waters.
# 3 Orsos Island
Designing yachts to look and feel like islands is definitely not a new concept, but it takes that idea into something that might possibly be achievable. Yachts are generally viewed as a luxury that aren’t exactly necessary or self-sustaining, but this boat by Orsos Island GmbH challenges that. It’s a 10,000 square foot yacht that provides you and your close friends with a secluded getaway from it all. It comes with solar panels to generate eco-friendly energy.
# 2 Azzam Super Yacht
This is the world’s largest yacht, the Azzam. Unlike most of the ships on this list, the Azzam is not just a concept but a real life yacht. Its design concept was to be the largest yacht in the world. It’s a 590-foot yacht which eclipsed the original largest yacht in the world called the Voss Eclipse. Reports say that the Azzam cost 620 million dollars to build and took 28 months to construct. While the other concept ships have some sort of extreme quirk, the Azzam’s concept really is just to be large. Otherwise, it was designed to be timeless and sensible.
# 1 Glider XD18
The Glider XD18 is the brainchild of Captain Robert McCall who became aware of the limitations of his boat after trying to pilot through massive waves and tight rows. McCall wanted a ship that could expertly navigate those extreme conditions of the ocean, so he spent eight years and thousands of hours of design, structural analysis, and wind tunnel testing to create XD18. The 60-foot ship has an above-water cockpit and two blades with superior fuel efficiency than other ships its size.