The world’s first 3D-printed superyacht has been unveiled as an innovative new design concept by the Italian design studio jozeph forakis … The yacht is a zero-emission design named ‘Pegasus’ that features a striking, almost invisible yacht exterior design achieved by using mirrored glass. The reflective yacht exterior creates an illusion that the luxury yacht is blending in with its surroundings.
The 88m (288 ft) motor yacht is designed to be as efficient as possible. “Pegasus uses robotic 3D printing to create a mesh framework integrating both hull and superstructure. The result is an extraordinarily strong and lightweight structure that can be produced using less energy, material, waste, space, and time compared to conventional construction,” explained the design studio, in a statement to the press. The yacht will use 3D printing to create a mesh framework, which will combine both the hull and the superstructure.
Pegasus will produce zero carbon emissions and will have an almost unlimited range as solar energy is used to convert seawater into hydrogen, which can be stored for extended periods of time. Onboard fuel cells convert the H2 into electricity stored short-term in Li-ion batteries.
The futuristic theme continues in the yacht’s interior design, with a multi-level centerpiece of the ‘Tree of Life’. “[The Tree of Life] is a living, breathing monument to mother nature and the nucleus of the hydroponic garden providing fresh food and air purification. The base of the tree emerges from a reflecting pool on the lower deck and is surrounded by the hydroponic + meditation Zen Garden. The tree extends vertically through all four levels accompanied by a sculptural spiral staircase,” explains the studio.
Forakis revealed that he was inspired to create this concept on the Greek island of Koufonissi. He aimed to “create a yacht as close to the sea and nature as possible, made of clouds floating above the waterline, becoming virtually invisible.”