sea level's CF8 augments the future of luxury yachting with curved glass structure sea level's CF8 augments the future of luxury yachting with curved glass structure
feb 25, 2016

sea level's CF8 augments the future of luxury yachting with curved glass structure

sea level’s CF8 augments the future of luxury yachting with curved glass structure 
all images courtesy of sea level




dutch yacht design and engineering company sea level looks to the future of long distance water travel with the ‘ CF8’ concept. enabling a family to bring their cars and possessions, the 80 meter yacht would essentially be a floating community. unlike traditional yachts, the hull and glass superstructure would be inextricably linked together through a strong outer shape and the downward lines from the upper section of the hull towards the bow would give the yacht effective aerodynamic shape. 

the sharp front bow




during the design process, sea level was influenced by the louwman exclusive cars glass showroom in the netherlands from which they proposed a curved structure that counter poses the outer lines. the 100 cubic meter glass garage also takes into account an hydraulic platform for disembarking cars from the yacht. with this, the owner will be able to choose the appropriate vehicle from his/her own collection for any occasion. for the feasibility of this design, sea level created a structural feature with a large centre line supporting beam through the entire ‘CF8’. the extreme width also offers great stability at sea that will offer maximum comfort to the guests and crew. onboard, the owners will experience an indoor and outdoor atmosphere that never existed in superyachts.  

the designs include a helicopter pad  

the super yacht would be 80 meters in length

it would incorporate a heated pool

the glass garage with an hydraulic ramp 

the top deck 

the hull lines cut through the main glass superstructure

the back with step ladders into the water 

the floorplan

sketches of the ‘CF8’ concept 


  • How many people in the world could actually afford such a boat? And why is the swimming pool in complete shade?

    SJS says:
  • Nice thinking. But I’d say the pool will never work in real conditions because the boat is too small to equalize all waves.
    SJS: it’s only in shade when the sun is around the zenith or the bow is faced to the sun – so you can choose between beeing grilled or avoiding a sunburn. There will be enough UV radiation left from sea reflections for a nice tan. I love that waterfall!

    Dirk16 says:

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