The ocean wave

Submersibles, a new-look yacht club and… An invisible yacht?! Things are never boring when it comes to super-luxe boating.

Project Hercules 

A unique collaboration between Triton Submarines and Espen Øino International, Project Hercules is a first-of-its-kind luxury submersible offering a completely different user experience. By reimagining the hull, designers at EOI and Triton Submarines’ design partner Dark Ocean DeepSea have combined comfort with speed to create Triton’s first-ever high-speed submersible. 

Capable of diving to 200m and travelling in the range of eight knots, one pilot and up to six passengers can glide behind a school of sharks or whip through strong undercurrents while luxuriating in an ultra-fine interior cabin, boasting opulent leather lounge seating, day head and bulkhead with sliding pilot seat for optional passenger privacy.

Futuristic design for luxury yacht club and marina in the Middle East

Named Triple Bay Yacht Club, the renderings for a spectacular project set across three natural bays along Saudi Arabia’s north-western coast have been unveiled. Work on the project is already well underway, with luxury development firm Amaala leading, and it’s on track for completion in 2024. 

As part of the Saudi Vision 2030 programme, it is expected to significantly enhance yachting activity around the Middle East and the Red Sea. Features include a 10-hectare basin for hosting yachts up to 130m long, plus an 80-metre visitors’ quay for accommodating events, including yacht shows and regattas. The full-service marina will offer 120 berths and will be supported by a covered entrance large enough for discreet arrivals by tender.

The yacht club of Triple Bay Club was designed by the international award-winning architecture firm HKS and will cover 7,900 square metres and cascade across four storeys. Features include a terrace restaurant, infinity pool deck and rooftop cabana lounge. 

The world’s first 3D-printed ‘invisible’ yacht

While it might sound like something from a Pierce Brosnan-era Bond film, the concept to create this has been highly researched and is based on existing technologies. The creators, Forakis Design, say that would need further development to achieve performance objectives at such a large scale, but it’s an achievable, albeit aggressive, target for 2030. If they can pull it together, it can transform the yachting industry and potentially other shipping forms. By integrating the hull and the superstructure, the triangulated 3D-mesh framework would effectively distribute loads across the entire yacht resulting in a more robust, stiffer, lighter system. Visually, the reflective glass is precisely angled toward the sky to receive more solar radiation for generating electricity and to direct reflections of the sky and clouds towards the viewer, creating the illusion that it’s largely invisible. Try not to break it, 007. 

Oceanco’s Rebuild of Their 344-Foot-Long Superyacht is Something Special

The Oceanco-built superyacht H was first launched in 2000 but has undergone an intensive three-year rebuild, transforming it into a new yacht – known as 1050H – with every modern comfort.

A specialist design team was brought in to reimagine everything from the exterior lines and interior design to the finest details. They softened the yacht’s straight lines into flowing curves, extending it by over 30 feet at the aft. This allows for a 23-foot-long pool on the main deck and a beach club on the lower, with a dual staircase wrapping around the infinity pool waterfall. Meanwhile, the interior is designed to feel like a family home and even features custom artwork designed and crafted, especially for this project.

It can accommodate up to 20 guests in six guest cabins, two additional multifunctional cabins on the owner’s deck, and a VIP suite on the bridge deck. The owner’s deck also boasts a climate-controlled winter garden that can accommodate up to 32 guests in the formal dining area and a large lounge that doubles as a cinema. its sun deck has a panoramic gym with sea views, while the lower deck features a hammam, sensory shower, hair salon and massage and beauty rooms. Frankly, there’s probably no need ever to come ashore.