New superyacht with aircraft engines can cost hundreds of millions of dollars

Superyachts with aircraft engines bring a surreal feeling. The picture is a schematic diagram of the yacht, not related to the yacht introduced in this article.

A London yacht designer has designed a superyacht inspired by the powerful power of a large jet aircraft. The yacht uses many design elements and avant-garde concepts from jets and military aircraft, from its shape to its engines. According to the designer, it looks like it comes from science fiction.

As the Communist virus epidemic spreads around the world, the demand for long-distance cross-border flights has plummeted, and some of the once-prized jumbo jets are now having to reduce or suspend their flights, and some are even being sent to “aircraft graveyards” for long-term preservation.

Uros Pavasovic, a London-based yacht designer, wanted to find ideas for designing superyachts. He said he was inspired by the news of the early retirement of large jet aircraft and thought it made sense to reactivate retired aircraft engines in the wake of the pandemic.

Yacht introduction

Pavasovic designed two superyachts, 130 meters long and 40 meters long, respectively.

The yachts are called “super” firstly because they will be powered by the same engines as the big jetliners (from the aircraft that had to be retired due to the pandemic), which will provide the yachts with extra power.

Secondly, according to the designers, the design of the 130-meter-long yacht draws its ideas from military aircraft.

For example, the design of the front upper part of the yacht is inspired by the cockpit cover of a fighter jet, while the sharp edges come from the Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird reconnaissance aircraft.

Pictured is the Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird reconnaissance aircraft, the source of the superyacht’s outer edge design ideas. (Pixabay)

The yacht will also have two vertical tail fins at the rear to mount the engines, a concept that also comes from aircraft and is rarely seen on other yachts.

But Pavasovic also said that the exposed engines are too loud and not very practical, and that some modifications may eventually be made, such as housing them in the cabin.

The vertical tail will remain after the refit, both as part of the sleek design and to provide mounting space for satellite, communications and navigation equipment.

The yacht will also be equipped with a custom helicopter that can land on the water and be suspended from the mothership without a separate ramp. The superyacht will also have a dinghy to match its shape and temperament, which will be used to transport people on and off.

Of course, the yacht will also have a main deck with a swimming pool, a large swimming platform and a mega beach club and other such recreational facilities.

The response to the superyacht concept has been overwhelming, Pavasovic said, especially interested in its creative design concept. The yacht appeals to customers who are looking for style and speed rather than space.

Pavasovic further said that the yacht will take about four years to build and that the price “could be in the hundreds of millions of dollars.

According to data firm Cirium, the number of aircraft retired could double to 1,000 by 2023, compared to about 400 to 500 aircraft retired each year since 2016, nearly half the number.