Whoa! This is a luxury yacht worth waiting for. Inspired by an oceanic fish, the Oculus is a 250-foot luxury yacht designed by E. Kevin Schöpfer for Schöpfer Yachts LLC. Everything kept aside, the unique shape of the Oculus is awe-inspiring. The exterior styling resembles the jaw and eye socket bone structure of a large oceanic fish. Featuring a reverse bow configuration, the Oculus’ armature offers a perfect blend of symmetry and structure. The luxury yacht can accommodate 12 guests in great comfort and style and can rip the waters with speeds upwards of 25 knots. The interiors of the yacht feature a 12 foot high ceiling in the main salon, a cylindrical double height dining room, central stair and elevator tube, and floor lighting extensions.
Since we have been chasing most of the eco-friendly sail boats since some time now, its time to bring one more avant-garde green conceptual boat to your notice. Designed by Hakan Gürsu and Sözüm Doganof Turkish design firm Designnobis Studio, this lightweight, futuristic boat cuts the waters using solid sails, wind power and solar energy. Dubbed as Volitan, which literally means flying fish, this 105-foot water mammoth, is crafted from a composite of carbon fiber and epoxy resin and covered in carbon-foam lamination. Roll over more a descriptive video……
If you have a limousine, a jet place and a yacht then the only next step for you is a personal submarine. This isn’t an idea to be scoffed at anymore, because the Phoenix 1000 is just that. It is a large affair with an interior area of more than 5000 square feet. The significant volume, coupled with very large acrylic view ports, and the potential for relatively large open spaces, results in a vehicle as luxurious as the finest of motor yachts. Although, I personally think a submarine is way cooler than any yacht can ever be, because yachts are so passe and very common. Also, the submarine gives you a chance to explore the depths of the ocean, the life that exists under the sea. Who knows, you might come across Spongebob or Ariel. On a more serious note, Phoenix is capable of making trans-Atlantic crossings at 16 knots yet can dive along the route and explore the continental margins of some of the most fascinating waters of the world. And if the surface of the water gets a bit too choppy, don’t worry because the submarine can submerge into a perfectly smooth and quiet environment. I guess this puts an end to sea sickness.
Here’s another walk down the fantasy days when we watched our short-lived superheroes on TV and marveled at the equipment that they owned. This cool amphibious car by Jorge Cross is likely to be one of the masterpieces of a sci-fi movie. It has a cool futuristic design that can leave you wondering about which cartoon show you saw this one in. It is a three wheeler with a large ball in front that can rotate 90 degrees so that controlling the vehicle becomes easier and it also reveals a propeller/tire as and when required. The chassis design is sleek and it uses hydrodynamics to perfect the water motion.
Delving into the world of concepts is this 41-meter / 132 foot Signature Series Private Yacht designed by Norman Foster. She boasts of a unique contemporary shape that makes her alluring. Aptly described, “Lord Norman Foster’s work on luxury hotels and residences provided a fresh approach to achieving privacy, comfort and usage of space onboard a motor yacht.”
Much emphasis has been given to quality and quantity of space, outdoor terraces, light and views. Hence, the 40 “Signature Series” offers more deck space and interior comfort than any equivalent yacht of her size.