The future of Yachts

The yacht dates back to almost the 14th century, the Dutch were the inventors of this marvelous boat that roared over the waters for centuries together. A yacht is actually a sailing or power vessel used either for pleasure, cruising, racing or even for trade and travel. There was a category of yachts used as armed cargo carriers by the European states from the 16th to late 18th century, they were known as Galleons.

Recently, a Californian designer has spun up a futuristic look to this gigantic 520-foot yacht. The Galleon by Steve Kozloff is the largest design in his Goliath series of superyachts and would measure 520ft long and include a mammoth eight decks. The luxurious ship, designed as a modern version of a Spanish 16th century Galleon cargo carrier, would suit multi-millionaires hosting extravagant parties with accommodation for up to 200 guests and 150 crew members.

The ship would provide hours of entertainment for its guests as it includes an indoor sports centre, which comes fitted with a full-sized basketball court, a tennis court, and four handball courts below deck. Its massive size gives it the flexibility of being a cruise ship for up to 200 guests, a sailing vessel with up to 20 private residences, or a large sailing yacht for one owner.

On the upper deck, guests will find a lounging area, a full luxury bar, and a 74’ by 32’ pool while a 44.5’ by 25’ indoor pool is located on the level below the bridge deck. Both pools featured an automated hard cover designed by Kozloff that can seal them in order to avoid draining them in rough conditions. On the upper forward decks are two lazy river pools connected by a waterslide. The Galleon has four full-beam garages designed for six luxury speedboat tenders, four U-boat Worx NEMO submarines, six rib tenders, and 21 personal water crafts. Each garage is equipped with a launch and recovery system for all water vessels.

The 4,500sq ft fully-enclosed hangar includes space for 10 helicopters and an aircraft maintenance facility. Twelve free-fall lifeboats for both crew and guests can accommodate up to 30 people each. It surely is the Yacht of the future!!!

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