Let's go back in time, but let's do it at breakneck speed. And then back here, back to the future. Think of the daring racing cars of the 20s projected into the future and transformed into a breathtaking super yacht.
This is the idea behind the latest concept of Andy Waugh, a London design studio. It's called "Decadence", and it is a nod to the golden age of automotive and aeronautical innovation.
Il design of Decadence embodies, I was saying, the spirit of that fascinating era. It doesn't stop at that, however: it's not just a tribute to the past. This work is the "preliminary" design of a real super yacht that the studio is currently developing for an American technology billionaire.
How the super yacht Decadence is made
Decadence is a "Small Waterplane Area Twin Hull". In short, SWATH. It is a type of catamaran that minimizes the cross-sectional area of the hull on the sea surface. This not only makes the look of the super yacht unique but also opens up a myriad of new possibilities for interior spaces. For one, the owner's suite could be 20 meters wide, 30 meters long and have a ceiling height of 3 meters. Basically my beach house.
The SWATH configuration also gives an advantage in terms of stability. Decadence could achieve a reduction in pitch and roll movements about 70% compared to a conventional monohull, greatly improving both comfort and safety on board. And each of the super yacht's decks has fully closable outdoor areas, providing the owner with plenty of indoor or outdoor options.
How much does this joke cost?
I could have sworn to it: no price has been announced for Decadence yet. A bit like when you are looking for a house and find "private negotiation". One thing is certain, however: this super yacht is a real blood bath… er, I mean dive into the future, inspired by the charm and innovation of the past. I say this because Waugh's most recent project is a super yacht currently under construction in Germany: she will have the modest price of 100 million euros. You do.
If you are interested, buy a pair and give one of them to me: it doesn't matter which one, you choose.