A 288-Foot, 3D-Printed Yacht?

Designer Jozeph Forakis says his Pegasus concept could be reality by 2030.
3d Printed Yacht Concept
Pegasus is planned to have electrolyzers that help convert seawater into electricity. Courtesy Jozeph Forakis Design

Designer Jozeph Forakis has unveiled the idea of Pegasus, a 288-foot, 3D-printed yacht that he says could be introduced to the world market as soon as 2030.

“Now is the time for courageous leaps toward our collective sustainable future,” he stated in a press release. “Pegasus is a bold but achievable vision for the near future of the superyacht industry, where man and machine live in harmony with nature rather than competing or compromising it.”

The yacht is designed to be “virtually invisible,” both visually and environmentally. The superstructure has mirrored glass to reflect the sky and surrounding environment. A “tree of life” hydroponic garden is part of the interior design, and the superstructure glass includes transparent solar panels. They would power electrolyzers that help convert seawater into electricity that can be stored in lithium-ion batteries.

3D printing would be used to create a mesh framework that integrates the hull and superstructure. The concept yacht has a plumb bow, a top deck reserved for the owner’s use, an aquarium-style lap pool that converts to a helipad, and a beach club with fold-down balconies and an oversized hot tub.

Forakis projects zero carbon emissions: That, and virtually unlimited range, according to the concept design specs.

Where to learn more: go to forakis.com