International designer Jozeph Forakis presents the visionary Pegasus envisioned for introduction in 2030. The futuristic yacht was conceived on a beach in Koufonissi island, Greece.
“I was inspired to create a yacht as close to the sea and nature as possible, made of clouds floating above the waterline,” Forakis says, “I wanted to honor nature by blending into it, becoming virtually invisible.” This desire for “invisibility” drove Forakis to develop a true zero emissions yacht that is “invisible both in design and in her environmental impact.”
The 88m superyacht’s construction utilizes robotic 3D printing to create a mesh framework integrating both hull and superstructure. This strong and lightweight structure can be produced using less energy, material, waste, space, and time compared to conventional construction.
The exterior design starts with a low, linear hull with a plumb bow and silvery metallic finish, which blends chameleon-like with the water’s colors and movements. This foundation at the waterline supports the superstructure with multi-tiered, ephemeral glass wings that reflect the clouds and the sky.
Like a shape-shifting vessel from the future, the elegant, lattice framework of her 3Dprinted structure becomes visible thru the reflective glass at certain angles and lighting conditions. The dramatic triangulated structure allows light to penetrate all levels of the interior while framing the remarkable views in all directions.
The centerpiece of the futuristic interior design is the multi-level “Tree of Life” – 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 thru all four levels accompanied by a sculptural spiral staircase.
The spacious guest lounges showcase the harmonious balance of minimalist design and living nature, both inside with living greenery and rich appointments skillfully integrated throughout, as well outside with uninterrupted views in all directions and copious daylight penetrating to the core.
The top level is exclusive to the owner, with a forward facing master-suite featuring a large private terrace. The forward pool club has an aquarium-style lap pool and expansive horizontal windows that transform into open balconies on both port and starboard. When closed, the pool cover functions as the helipad. At the aft of the ship, the open beach club with an oversized Jacuzzi and fold-down balconies transforms into an enclosed solarium with sliding glass panels across the ceiling and down the transom bulkhead.
PEGASUS will produce zero carbon emissions and will have a virtually unlimited range. Solar energy is used to convert seawater into hydrogen which is stored for longer periods. Onboard fuel cells convert the H2 into electricity stored short-term in Li-ion batteries.