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A Self-Sufficient & Non-Polluting Floating Resort

Michele Puzzolante has come up with a concept that is safe for the environment and can help with the overpopulation on land.

Puzzolante has designed a Solar Floating Resort that is covered in photovoltaic skin, making the resort 100% self-sufficient and unable harm the environment.

Due to it’s floating capabilities, the floating island can be relocated to almost anywhere. The model is a modular system that can be broken into several parts.


Want to view more photos or look at more cool concepts? Visit Yanko Design

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220ft Sailing Yacht Wins 2012 ShowBoats Design Award

2012 ShowBoats Design Award winner—Velocity—is Alloy Yacht’s 67.9-meter sailing yacht designed by Philippe Briand andChristian Liaigre. It is no wonder that she took home three Neptunes for Exterior Design & Styling, Interior Layout and Best Recreational Space for Guest Use, as the designers spared no details in her design.

According to Vertigo’s designers, she was created with the belief that art can be functional, thus she is a “marriage of cutting edge design and flawless execution.”  Regardless of her massive size, Vertigo is still sensitive to sail.  She is the first sailing yacht of her size to have an almost vertical bow, allowing her to reach up to 20 knots under sail, and a max speed of 17 knots under engine power.

The interior of the vessel rivals its exterior beauty with an open 30m long deck saloon and cockpit, as well as 4 guest rooms and a huge owner’s stateroom aft.  Renowned interior designer Christian Liaigre designed the accommodations to resemble something “urban at sea,” per the owner’s request.  The client opted for an urban design over the traditional nautical appearance as they plan on staying onboard for extended periods of time.

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Go Green Without Sacrificing Style: Esthec Composite Decking

Ever wished there was a way to avoid all of the hassel that teak decks give you without having to sacrifice the beauty?  Then check this out! Made from a mixture of synthetic fibers, Esthetic Composite Decking has the look and feel of teak, but unlike teak, it is unbreakable and able to withstand the most severe weather conditions at sea.  That means you no longer have to worry about cracks or splinters on your boat deck, and instead of spending hours laboring over it, you can enjoy the beauty of it.  The material requires little maintenance reflecting in much lower costs for owners and less headaches for crew.

Esthec can not only mimic the plank pattern of natural teak, but there is total freedom in designing any pattern one may desire. Esthec’s parent company, Bolidt, has been installing the Esthec product with a different application for 30+ years in the commercial & cruise ship industry.  The track record of the product is remarkable and now is being presented as a great eco-friendly alternative to teak in the private yacht/boat sector.

Kardinal Marine is happy to announce that we have recently been awarded as the only Authorized Agent for Refits in U.S.A. for Esthec. Please contact Kardinal Marine for more details on Esthec, to obtain an estimate, or request samples.

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Designs of 73m superyacht Milano launched by ICON Yachts

Milano, 73m ICON yacht

Milano, the 73.3 m yacht concept by ICON

On June 22, Icon yachts released the designs of Milano, their new 73.3 m (240′) superyacht concept which Hot Lab, from Italy, designed.

The vessel includes 6 decks, and can accommodate 12 guests in 3 large guest suites and 2 VIP suites of 34 m² each. A 140 m² deck is intended solely for the owner with a private terrace and a helipad. The aft sun deck, made of steel and glass,  was originally planned for a greenhouse but can be adapted at owner’s request to a gym, a wellness zone or a semi-open lounge. The lower deck provides the guest accommodations and the beach club, with a large teak transom platform which doors can be lowered and a sheltered lounge space comprising bar, sauna and diving equipment store. The bow area of this concept yacht can store two 8.5 m tenders.

Beach club on Milano (sketch)

Beach club & sheltered area

The vessel is powered either by twin MTU common rail diesel shaft drives or an electropod drive setup.

More information will be unveiled at the Monaco Yacht Show 2011.

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Power Trimaran Adastra: concept by John Shuttleworth

Photo of Adastra, Power Trimaran Super Yacht


Adastra is a 139 foot (42.5m) power trimaran designed by John Shuttleworth. She is being built in China at McConaghy Boats, for Hong Kong clients Anto and Elaine Marden, already owners of Mazinga, a sailing trimaran from the same designer.

Adastra’s futuristic look gets her called “alien attack vessel” by some bloggers. The hull is made of glass and Kevlar foam while carbon fiber is used for the rest of the yacht, making it lightweight. The interior is light weight oak using honeycomb panels, and is designed by Jepsen Designs in Hong Kong.

Guest room from Adastra, power triamaran

Guest room

The luxury trimaran has low fuel consumption thanks to a fully automated fuel management system. The outrigger height has been optimized for ease motion at sea and a new outrigger shape has been developed to increase stability in waves. Powered by a main Caterpillar engine and two outrigger Yanmar engines, her max speed is 22.5 knots and she can cover 4000 miles when cruising at 17 knots.

Adastra Aft Deck - Power Trimaran rendering

Aft Deck

Her 16m beam allows a spacious salon area on the main deck with a panoramic view on the waterscape. Forward facing door through the window gives an easy access to s large sunbed on the foredeck.A lounge area and dining area is located on the aft deck, as well as a space for a 4.9m tender and below is a garage for another 3.1m tender. The garage door folds out to create a large diving platform.

Main deck interior of yacht Adastra, power trimaran

Main Deck interior

The full width master cabin is located aft with access from the deck salon, two further guest cabins, accommodation for the crew, and the galley located forward of the engine room.

Adastra Power Trimaran Superyacht rendering


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