LONDON — Jonathan Schwinge’s idea for a modern superyacht built as a tetrahedron structure hovering over a body of water is inching closer to becoming a reality as he recently partnered with a yacht manufacturer to help the project come to life.
Marcel Müller of Inmainco Visionary Marine Management has teamed with Schwinge to engineer the 70-foot flying pyramid superyacht.
The yacht’s design is based on technology from Baltimore’s Maritime Applied Physics Corporation as reported by Motor Boat & Yachting.
The tetrahedron would have the appearance at high speed of levitating over the water. This ability to fly on the water will be due to the Hydrofoil Small Waterplane Area Ship hull comprised of a retractable vertical strut onto a single submerged torpedo hull, causing the effect of raising the triangle off the water, according to a project description.
At low speed the tetrahedron sits on three underbelly hulls and, at high speed, the hydrofoils rotate on the lower submerged hull.
The vessel will also have the capability to provide riders with a smooth ride over long distances and at high speeds.
Once constructed the superyacht will have a take off speed of 15 knots and a flying speed above the waterline of 38 knots.