yacht designer pieter van geest has developed blue prints for an ‘invisible’ superyacht which blends into the sea, disappearing between water and sky. to create the illusion the 106-metre mirage will be completely clad in specially mirrored glass which reflects the image of the sea back to onlookers.

images courtesy of fincantieri

 

 

the design uses a colour variable mirrored glass developed by an unnamed german glass manufacturer, which has never been used on yachts before. all the vertical panels on the superyacht will have this finish – creating the illusion of disappearing from as little as 50 meters away the company claims. those on board will experience a similar effect reflecting the surroundings and creating the feeling of floating on air.

 

 

mirage was developed by italian boatbuilders fincantieri and dutch firm van geest designs to blend into the horizon. van geest says it has taken a year to develop the blueprints and would take another three and a half years to construct. experts suggest it could cost up to £200 million (just over $264 million) to realise.

 

the yacht comprises six-decks in total featuring a helipad, spa, outdoor cinema and theatre. the 4,200-tonne vessel can sleep a total of 43 people including 14 guests and 29 crew members, and can cruise at a comfortable speed of 19 knots.

 

video by fincantierichannel

  • Another set of unused blueprints…

    Jim

    JimCan says:
  • Yes! We need more exclusive designs like this. Super yachts are all starting to look the same and that must be so frustrating when you’ve spent a quarter or even half a billion dollars on a 100-200m vessel. I feel their pain – poor little rich folks.

    Gene Logan says:
  • If its invisible, then I am hallucinating.

    Bob says:
  • I have two of these, I just can’t see them to find where I put them.

    Andy says:
  • You’ve all misunderstrood the description…it’s not about the big yacht in front, it’s the one behind it.

    Dirk says:

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