$550m megayacht that looks like a shark

Lazzarini Design Studio is pushing the boundaries of megayacht design with a new concept shaped like a shark.

Measuring a staggering 153 meters, Prodigium is to be made of carbon fibre and aluminium, and has an estimated market price tag of just under $550 million, according to CNN Travel.

The megayacht concept is equipped with its own dock with enough space for a second yacht measuring up to 30 metres, as well as three swimming pools. Its exterior design features ancient Roman influences, with two stately columns holding up its upper structure in a grandiose fashion.

While an ocean predator and Roman architecture are not the most obvious design influences to incorporate into a futuristic vessel concept, the design team says this is to represent the shark as the “emperor of the seas”.

Consisting of six decks, Prodigium’s enclosed upper level, which houses the main living area, has been devised to mimic the teeth and nose of a shark. Both sides of the vessel are to be equipped with two huge extendable fins that can serve as additional terrace space.

Prodigium, which has three jet engines and twin electric centre line engines, is capable of reaching an estimated cruising speed of about 22 knots.

The luxury yacht can accommodate around 40 guests at a time, and with three helicopters hangers and two garages filled with water toys on board, there’s plenty to keep them entertained. 

All the suites are based in the down hull area, along with a gym, and at least one enclosed pool.

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