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There are concept designs and then there are concept designs. Most concept designs that Yachts International puts forward have been vouched for, fully engineered and are presumably technically feasible enough to be built. Do not try and build this one at home. However, we thought we’d share it, as the idea and the artwork are quite cool.

The Explorer Superyacht concept, Fata Morgana, penned by Monaco –based designer and artist George Lucian is a concept he conceived to raise awareness about the changes that are taking place in arctic areas.


This proposed 230-foot (70-meter) explorer is designed to sail and be chartered in the arctic areas, including the Northwest Passage, which due to the climate changes and the melting of the ice caps, is much easier to navigate through,” says Lucien. “It is designed to perfectly fit with the arctic landscape—the bow resembling a rock formation partially covered in snow, and the stern of the yacht having a glass structure which looks like an iceberg.“

From a distance it may look like an island, and just as its name suggests, it may look the legendary mirage, described in sailing folklore.


According to Lucian, the hull of the yacht is designed to be ice classed to be able to navigate in the arctic waters. The glass structure of the yacht accommodates the main salon and the VIP suites offering incredible unobstructed views of the sky and of the surroundings, being indoors while having the feeling of being outside. The rest of the yacht has all the normal features of a superyacht of this size, accommodating up to 12 guests and 18 crew members, an outdoor swimming pool, a telescope/sky observatory just above the bridge deck, and a helipad.


Fata Morgana is intended to have 7,000 + nm range with the added possibility to be kite assisted for long-distance travels. The yacht will be as environmentally friendly as possible with low emissions and waste. The yacht would, in theory, be equipped with devices, which would monitor the ocean’s temperature and composition.
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