Superyachts, long considered flashy toys of the uberwealthy, are meant to be seen. But that’s not the case for a new concept vessel by Jozeph Forakis. The invisible superyacht, named Pegasus, is crafted with a silver-metallic finish and glass wings, which camouflage within the water and reflect the surrounding sky and clouds. After spending time on Koufonissi in Greece, “I was inspired to create a yacht as close to the sea and nature as possible, made of clouds floating above the waterline,” Forakis said in a statement. “I wanted to honor nature by blending into it, becoming virtually invisible.”
For the Italian designer, it wasn’t enough for the yacht to be just visually imperceptible, he also strived to ensure that its impact on the earth was inconspicuous. “[She’s] invisible both in design and in her environmental impact,” he said. With a goal to construct the yacht by 2030, the integrated hull and superstructure of the 288-foot vessel would be 3D printed—which can minimize construction waste—and would be powered by a collection of green energy sources. According to the press release, on-board solar panels would harness solar energy to convert seawater into hydrogen, which would be stored in high-pressure tanks before being converted into electricity by fuel cells. With this mechanism, the designers claim the boat would have an infinite range and produce zero emissions. “Now is the time for courageous leaps toward our collective sustainable future,” Forakis added.