AIR YACHT - THE CATAMARAN OF THE SKIES
A new year and another new concept has been revealed that claims to be part plane and part boat ..
Italian studio Lazzarini Design has unveiled the Air Yacht a flying superyacht concept that looks like it has come straight out of a ski-fi movie.
Constructed using carbon fibre the floating catamaran is able to sail both skies and oceans thanks to two “floating balloons” afixed on either side each compressed with helium which can provide enough propulsion for journeys of up to 48 hours at 60 knots before safely landing on the seas surface offering a crusing speed of five knots.
The top of the two floating balloons are fitted with solar panels that help to add power to the hybrid craft's ultra-light batteries fueling the ship's electric rotors
Accomodation within the central hull provides for a total of 22 guests in 11 cabins, comprising of five en-suite staterooms on each airship and a master cabin located in the central area with a 360 degree view.
Lazzarini Design Studio claim the Air Yacht is not designed to be used for public transportation or touristic purposes, rather as a private toy.