March 24, 2023

It was an idea that would allow the super-rich to travel the world in great secrecy.

This luxury superyacht, which would be made entirely of mirror glass to reflect the sea and sky, has been unveiled as a concept by designer Jozeph Foakis.

He said the proposed 290ft (88m) ship, dubbed Pegasus, would be the world’s first 3D-printed ship and “invisible both in design and environmental impact.”

The boat, with built-in solar panels, could reflect the sky, clouds and surroundings.

The reflective Solar Wings, hidden in the glass of the superstructure, would also be able to provide solar electric power, in conjunction with a hydrogen hybrid source, Foakis said.

Traveling discreetly: Pegasus is a concept yacht that is the brainchild of Milan and New York based designer Jozeph Foakis. If built, he said the 290ft (88m) yacht would be the world’s first 3D-printed vessel and “invisible both in design and environmental impact”

The Boat, With Built-In Solar Panels, Could Reflect The Sky, Clouds And Surroundings

The boat, with built-in solar panels, could reflect the sky, clouds and surroundings

The energy from the solar energy is in turn used to power electrolysers that extract hydrogen from seawater.

Fuel cells then convert hydrogen into electricity stored in Li-ion batteries to power azimuth pods, a type of engine and all operational and hotel systems.

Top features of the Pegasus concept yacht

The mirror glass luxury yacht, designed by Jozeph Foakis, was created as a concept design.

Here are the suggested features:

  • Mirrored glass to show the sky and clouds
  • Solar wings to provide solar electric energy
  • A ‘Tree of Life’ hydroponic garden
  • Four levels to live in
  • A sculptural spiral staircase
  • A pool club and a beach club
  • A swimming pool that turns into a helicopter landing pad when closed
  • An oversized Jacuzzi tub
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The price for the superyacht has not been disclosed, but will no doubt be aimed at the extremely wealthy.

Pegasus is currently being prepared to show interested shipyards and could be in production by 2030.

Foakis, who is based in Milan and New York, said he wanted to create a yacht that has zero emissions, which is reflected in the boat’s themes.

There is a multi-level ‘Tree of Life’ hydroponic garden that provides fresh food and air purification on board.

Fokais said: ‘I was inspired to create a yacht that is as close to the sea and nature as possible, made of clouds floating above the waterline.

‘I wanted to honor nature by being absorbed in it, becoming almost invisible. Now is the time for bold leaps towards our collective sustainable future.

“Pegasus is a bold but achievable vision for the near future of the superyacht industry, where man and machine live in harmony with nature rather than competing or endangering it.”

The superyacht would be made using a robotic 3D printing machine to create the mesh frame for the entire boat.

The designer said this would result in an extremely strong, yet lightweight structure, which could be produced using less energy, material, waste, space and time compared to conventional construction.

The interior of the yacht consists of four levels – connected by a sculptural spiral staircase – with spacious guest lounges.

The boat has a minimalist design and reflects life in nature, both inside – with living greenery – and outside, with unobstructed views of the seascapes in all directions.

The Boat Has A Minimalist Design, Reflecting Life In Nature, Both Inside - With Living Greenery - And Outside, With Unobstructed Views Of The Seascapes In All Directions

The boat has a minimalist design, reflecting life in nature, both inside – with living greenery – and outside, with unobstructed views of the seascapes in all directions

On the top floor, the concept features a master suite with a large private terrace, to which only the boat owner has access.

The pool club, at the front of the boat, features an aquarium-style pool and expansive horizontal windows that transform into open balconies on both port and starboard sides.

When closed, the pool cover functions as a helipad.

At the back of the ship would be an open beach club, Fokais said.

This would have an ‘oversized Jacuzzi’ with fold down balconies converting into an enclosed solarium with sliding glass panels across the ceiling and along the transom bulkhead.

The idea for the futuristic yacht originated on a beach on the island of Koufonissi, Greece.

There Would Also Be A Multi-Level 'Tree Of Life' Hydroponic Garden (Pictured) That Would Provide Fresh Food And Air Purification On Board

There would also be a multi-level ‘Tree of Life’ hydroponic garden (pictured) that would provide fresh food and air purification on board

The Beach Club In The Concept Features An 'Oversized Jacuzzi' With Fold-Down Balconies That Transform Into An Enclosed Solarium With Sliding Glass Panels Across The Ceiling And Along The Transom Bulkhead

The beach club in the concept features an ‘oversized Jacuzzi’ with fold-down balconies that transform into an enclosed solarium with sliding glass panels across the ceiling and along the transom bulkhead

Fuel Cells Then Convert Hydrogen Into Electricity Stored In Li-Ion Batteries To Power Azimuth Pods And All Operational And Hotel Systems

Fuel cells then convert hydrogen into electricity stored in Li-ion batteries to power azimuth pods and all operational and hotel systems

It is one of many yacht concept designs that have been put forward in recent months.

In January, a luxury 242 ft yacht was designed by Rome-based Lazzarini Design Studio, called the Plectrum.

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It was advertised as having the ability to “fly” above the water, not just on the high seas.

Made of dry carbon fibers that make it extra light, the Plectrum uses a foil system so it can rise above the waves and glide over the water at speeds of up to 75 knots.

Thanks to its three hydrogen engines, each with a capacity of 5,000 hp, it can lift itself above the water surface.

Made From Dry Carbon Fibre, Making It Extra Light, The Plectrum Uses A Foil System To Rise Above The Waves And Glide Over The Water At Speeds Of Up To 75 Knots

Made from dry carbon fibre, making it extra light, the Plectrum uses a foil system to rise above the waves and glide over the water at speeds of up to 75 knots

The Four-Story Yacht Has Six Guest Cabins, A Ship Owner'S Cabin, A Swimming Pool And A Helipad. Pictured: Features Of The Pick

The four-story yacht has six guest cabins, a ship owner’s cabin, a swimming pool and a helipad. Pictured: Features of the pick

Another yacht from the Italian designer was one that could fly and sail on the water.

The Air Yacht, which would also be made of dry carbon fiber, would be able to reach 60 knots using its four solar-powered electric propellers and two helium-filled blimps, which would also allow it to fly, hover and float on water.

It could stay airborne because its zeppelins are inflated with a lighter-than-air gas – in this case, helium – as it gains momentum from its massive propellers.