Whenever we hear “Yacht Island Design” we expect to see stunning projects and unconventional designs. You’ve probably already seen the amazing Tropical Island Paradise, one of their most impressive superyacht concepts. If you thought that was amazing, wait until you see the magnificent Project Utopia, developed together with BMT Nigel Gee, UK’s leading independent design consultancy.
Utopia is a futuristic concept yacht, meant to break all stereotypes about naval architecture and the purpose of yachts. Setting aside all conventional constraints, the project unveils a unique shape of a structure that is not meant for transportation, but rather for living and enjoying the good life. The yacht design director at BMT Nigel Gee, James Roy, talks about Utopia: “the perception that a yacht should be a form of transport becomes an immediate constraint. Utopia is not an object to travel in, it is a place to be, an island established for anyone who has the vision to create such a place.”
The unconventional island measures 100 meters (328 feet) in length and breadth, and it features 11 decks, plus an extra floor at the top, which works as an observatory with sweeping 360-degree views. Each deck is built for a specific purpose, but they are primarily designed to accommodate guests. Utopia’s volume is equivalent to that of a present-day cruise liner, even though the concept is very different from that of a cruise ship. The uppermost deck features a retractable canopy and is ideal for sunbathing and enjoying a cocktail in the pool.
The vessel’s four legs feature azimuthing thrusters which have an important role in keeping the island perfectly balanced even during rough weather conditions. Between these legs there is a large central unit, which offers access by tender. Guests can also choose to come to Utopia by helicopter, as the structure features several helipads. We’re sure many rich people would be willing to pay a lot of cash for a private futuristic island like this one!