This amazing building in the middle of the ocean, a strange iceberg, fixed somewhere in space, does not look like a yacht, but in reality it is. An unusual vessel “STAR” was coined and designed by two designers of Russian origin – Igor Lobanov from Lobanov Naval Design, Italy, and Alexei Malyshevym from the Moscow company FIRMA. Naval architect of the project was the company BMT Nigel Gee, UK.
433 ft (131,98 meters) long and almost 200 feet (60.96 meters) in height, STAR’s incredible and definitely unique. Its creators sought to create a ship with a revolutionary design and found inspiration in the splendor of the stars in the night sky. And indeed, at night a symmetrical profile STAR reflected in the water surface, creating the image of a beautiful four-pointed star.
In its press release, the designers admit that the first sketch STAR is born on a napkin. “I looked at the sketch Malabaeva and went to work,” says Igor Lobanov. “The idea was so wonderful that I wanted to prove that it can be a yacht.”
STAR developed as a private yacht, but with the same success could be the most amazing floating hotel in the world, because it can take on Board up to 200 day and 36 overnight guests. The vessel has a helipad and a garage for tenders. Four elevators connect the eight decks. The lower deck has a glass wall to observe the underwater world. The range of visibility observation deck on the top deck will be more than 20 kilometers. The total area of the interior of the vessel is 37 600 sq feet (11 sq 460 m).
Dimensions: maximum length 132,70 m, width of 22.75 m, draft keel down 12 m, with 6.8 m raised the Ship to be equipped with diesel-electric azipod units and eight generators mtu 16v 4000 m33f. STAR max speed is 18 knots. A cruising range of 5,000 nautical miles.
Obviously, such a project can not do cheap. According to Igor Lobanov, the cost of building the mega-yacht STAR will be about € 400 million, or USD $ 500 million.
- © Photo-materials: Lobanov Naval Design, BMT Nigel Gee
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