The World’s First 3D Printed Superyacht is Solar-Electric / Hydrogen Hybrid with Zero Emissions and Infinite Range.
The futuristic yacht was conceived on a beach in Koufonissi island, Greece. Jozeph was inspired to create a yacht as close to the sea and nature as possible, made of clouds floating above the waterline, becoming virtually invisible.
This desire for “invisibility” drove Forakis to develop a true zero-emissions yacht that is invisible both in design and in her environmental impact.
With characteristic in-depth research, Forakis and his team at jozeph forakis … design composed a symphony of selected advanced technologies (existing and currently in development) to achieve unprecedented levels of sustainably, range, and structural integrity.
The 88m superyacht’s construction uses robotic 3D printing to create a mesh framework integrating both hull and superstructure. The result is an extraordinarily strong and lightweight structure that can be produced using less energy, material, waste, space, and time compared to conventional construction.
The unique exterior design starts with a low, linear hull with a plumb bow and silvery metallic finish, which blends chameleon-like with the water’s colors and movements. This foundation at the waterline supports the superstructure with multi-tiered, ephemeral glass wings that reflect the clouds and the sky.
The centerpiece of the futuristic interior design is the multi-level “Tree of Life” – a living, breathing monument to mother nature and the nucleus of the hydroponic garden providing fresh food and air purification. The base of the tree emerges from a reflecting pool on the lower deck and is surrounded by the hydroponic + meditation Zen Garden. The tree extends vertically thru all four levels accompanied by a sculptural spiral staircase.
The top level, exclusive to the owner, has a forward-facing master suite featuring a large private terrace.
The forward pool club has an aquarium-style lap pool and expansive horizontal windows that transform into open balconies, port, and starboard.
The open beach club, with fold-down balconies, transforms into an enclosed solarium with sliding glass panels across the ceiling and down the transom bulkhead.
In operation PEGASUS will produce zero carbon emissions and will have a virtually unlimited range. Solar energy is used to convert seawater into hydrogen which is stored for longer periods. Onboard fuel cells convert the H2 into electricity stored short-term in Li-ion batteries.
– Solar panels generate electricity for sea-water Desalination, Deionization & Electrolyzers
– Electrolyzers extract H2 from sea-water
– H2 stored in high-pressure tanks (H2 storage as long term energy source)
– Fuel cells converts H2 to electricity
– Electricity stored in li-ion batteries (Li-ion batteries as short term energy source)
– Power management system controls energy flows
– Final Electrical Output For:
Drive systems (Azimuth Pod + Bow Thruster)
Navigation & safety system