Thanks to Boat International for this:
A 226-foot long superyacht concept defined by a “gaping hole” in the middle of its superstructure has been revealed by Lazzarini Design, which is based in Rome, Italy.
Named Shape, the concept’s hole, or “front deck” can be customized. Options including leaving it empty to act as a sun lounging area. Steps lead down to sea level portside, while guests can access the area via a door on the bow. A glass-bottomed infinity pool sits on the upper deck and dips down into the hole.
The studio, which is known for extreme designs such as the 137 metre swan-inspired concept Avanguardia, said: “Shape stands out from the rest by avoiding an unnecessarily elaborate design, and by instead having a striking silhouette.”
Shape was designed to run entirely on clean energy, with a propulsion system powered by hydrogen and a large solar panel on its sundeck that provides charging for all onboard systems.
Shape’s living area is situated aft, with accommodation for 12 across six VIP suites. “Because we placed a void inside the concept’s superstructure, there is a real luxury quality about the living space,” the studio added.
A beach club features at the stern, which includes more sun lounging space and a diving platform.
Estimated cost is $80 million dollars.