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Beluga whale concept for a new luxury super-yacht with a 200 million price tag

Tuesday, November 9th 2010 - 17:43 UTC
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The use of glass structure treats passengers to amazing display of lights The use of glass structure treats passengers to amazing display of lights

A beluga whale is the inspiration behind a new concept for a massive luxury yacht and would cost in the range of 200 million US dollars.

The yacht, which is technically considered a super-yacht, is 90 meters long. It is called Beluga, Emperor of Seven Seas, and though it has not been confirmed whether or not it will actually be built, it could one day become a reality.

Puresang is the company that devised the design and concept, and it got a lot of attention after it was unveiled in September at the Yacht Show in Monaco.

In most industries, concepts usually do not become a reality. However, Puresang is serious about their design, and is currently speaking with some potential clients about actually constructing the massive ship.

Puresang’s lead designer and CEO, Will Erens claimed that it would cost nearly $200 million to build the huge yacht. Glass Deco is an associate of the project.

The yacht is supposed to treat passengers to an amazing display of lights thanks to its use of glass in the design.

Erens explained that he did not really like the design of current super-yachts as they have a large number of levels but don’t have many heights. He said that the goal was to have a real experience of living on a loft on the ocean.

Height and light were emphasized in the design, which is supposed to help create an airy and spacey atmosphere. The staircases are made of glass and the master bedroom has a glass dome as well. The living room is adorned by a crystal chandelier that is 9 meters high.

Awarded the “Best super-yacht concept” prize in the last Monaco show, it has a 650 sq meters “beach club” which includes a 14 meters long pool, Jacuzzi, disco and 100 sq meters solarium. It also has a “green” touch with a greenhouse and vegetable garden under a computer controlled roof that opens to let the sun light in.

As with the super-yachts class it includes a landing deck for helicopters.

With a price tag 200 million US it would be among the five dearest yachts in the world, although still far from top of the list: “Eclipse” belonging to Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich and which has an estimated cost of 1.2 billion US dollars.

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  • El Supremo

    I would love to know what the metacentic height of this yacht is when a helicopter is embarked and fuel tanks are slack ... it seems a trifle 'top heavy' to me.

    Nov 10th, 2010 - 01:08 am 0
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