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June 21, 2024

Pegasus is a near-invisible 3D-printed superyacht

Arushi Sakhuja 
An invisible superyacht could be sailing in the sea in 2030. Designed by Jozeph Forakis the futuristic Pegasus superyacht will be the world’s first 3D-printed vessel, producing zero emissions and with 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.
Pegasus
Photo Courtesy: Forakis/STRUTTURALEGGERA/©2023 Jozeph Forakis
Pegasus
Photo Courtesy: Forakis/STRUTTURALEGGERA/©2023 Jozeph Forakis
In a statement, Forakis said that the superyacht Pegasus will have a low, linear hull with a plumb bow and silvery metallic finish, which blends chameleon-like with the water’s colours and movements. This foundation at the waterline supports the superstructure with multi-tiered, ephemeral glass wings that reflect the clouds and the sky. 
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 yet lightweight form that can be produced using less energy, material, waste, space, and time compared to conventional construction. 
Interiors of the Pegasus
Tree of life
Photo Courtesy: Forakis/STRUTTURALEGGERA/©2023 Jozeph Forakis
bar
Photo Courtesy: Forakis/STRUTTURALEGGERA/©2023 Jozeph Forakis
The interiors of the ship are as futuristic as the exteriors. The key driving design element is the multi-level “Tree of Life” – a living, breathing monument to mother nature. The base of the tree emerges from a reflecting pool on the lower deck and is surrounded by a meditation Zen Garden for a relaxed experience. The tree extends vertically through all four levels accompanied by a sculptural spiral staircase. 
suite
Photo Courtesy: Forakis/STRUTTURALEGGERA/©2023 Jozeph Forakis
suite
Photo Courtesy: Forakis/STRUTTURALEGGERA/©2023 Jozeph Forakis
The yacht also has a super luxurious master suite at the top, which is exclusive to the owner. With a minimalistic colour palette and woodwork that further enhances the luxury appeal, the suite is the epitome of luxury. However, the icing on the cake is the suite’s private terrace which features floor-to-ceiling glass windows that overlook the gorgeous expanse of the ocean.
At the front of the PEGASUS superyacht, Jozeph Forakis completes the pool club with an aquarium-style lap pool and expansive horizontal windows that transform into open balconies on both port and starboard. When closed, the pool cover functions as a helipad. At the rear aft, there is an open beach club with an oversized jacuzzi, and fold-down balconies transform into an enclosed solarium with sliding glass panels across the ceiling and down the transom bulkhead.
upper deck
Photo Courtesy: Forakis/STRUTTURALEGGERA/©2023 Jozeph Forakis
Upper deck
Photo Courtesy: Forakis/STRUTTURALEGGERA/©2023 Jozeph Forakis
Fulfilling the ship’s solar-electric functionality, solar energy is used to convert seawater into hydrogen, which is stored for longer periods. Meanwhile, onboard fuel cells convert the H2 into electricity stored short-term in Li-ion batteries. Ultimately in operation, the Pegasus superyacht will produce zero carbon emissions and will boast a virtually unlimited range. 
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Arushi Sakhuja

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