Cars tend to get the spotlight when it comes to concepts. Each year the automotive industry hosts a number of big shows that display the next generation of vehicles in the works. But automakers aren’t the only ones revealing what the future might look like—boatmakers are also developing out-of-this-world creations that beg to be seen. Here are a few concept boats we just had to share with you.
Designed by Zaha Hadid Architects, this superyacht is now being built for German shipbuilders Blohm+Voss. Its twisting design is the first of many standout features. Inside you’ll find curvaceous architecture leading to terraces and lounge areas—key amenities, since this will be built for ocean crossings.
Part vessel, part island, Project Utopia is a wild view into what the future might one day offer. It spans more than 11 decks and measures 100 metres in length—large enough to start a micronation, according to its creator Yacht Island Design.
U.K. designer Daniel Blackband envisions solar-charged lithium-ion batteries powering this boat. At 15 meters long, it’s large enough to live in—for a time, at least—and targets a younger demographic looking for a new type of travel experience.
Looking like something straight out of a James Bond movie, the Code-X catamaran is powered by a bank of solar cells—and two 710 hp Formula-1 engines. That means you can cruise at a leisurely pace or fulfill your need for speed.
With room for 14 guests, Oculus features 12-foot ceilings and a low-rider profile. It’s the perfect combination of style and practicality—in a 250-foot vessel. Oh, and it has a private third level with deck and water feature.
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