Rome-based Lazzarini Design Studio is known for its bold and alien-looking design projects. The latest product from Pierpaolo Lazzarini of Lazzarini Design Studio can easily compete for the title of the most insane and outrageous superyacht concept of 2020.
The unique electric watercraft concept is a swan-shaped yacht called “Avanguardia” (‘vanguard’ in English). The head of the swan is both a control tower and a cabin transformed into a 16 meter boat. The ‘neck’ crane moves the head to water level, where jet capsules from the rear jet capsule docking port are transferring passengers to the Avanguardia.
Inspired by a 1970’s japanese manga, the mega yacht proposal is a 137 meter long vessel with 5 decks and a capacity of up to 60 passengers (guests: 24/ staff: 12/ crew: 10). The propulsion system proposed by the design studio is a combination of twin fully electric side engines and a central MTU rolls-royce engine which will be able to push the gyga-waterbird to a maximum cruising speed of about 18 knots. For a more striking appearance on the water, the swan yacht is available in black and red.
The 137 meters Lazzarini Avanguardia could become a reality with a client that’s able to invest $500,000,000 in the construction costs. In this moment, Avanguardia is just a stylistic exercise equipped with two pools, sun decks and two separate helipads.
The neck of this waterbird is flexible, wrote autoevolution.com, and operates with a fulcrum that gives it a full range of movement. When sailing, the neck lowers the head onto the middle of the ship, which helps with stability and speed. When anchored, the neck can be lowered to the water, where the head detaches and becomes a separate 50-foot (15.2-meter) tender.
“Mid-ship is a packed garage for the owner’s classic cars, but the renders don’t show as much as a hint as to how they could’ve gotten there,” added autoevolution.