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George Lucian presents 70m explorer superyacht concept Fata Morgana

Alina Andriyanova
August 9, 2019

Monaco-based designer and artist George Lucian is famous for his series of extraordinary superyacht concepts, including the 65-metre Roswell, the 100-metre Project Origami (mega sailing yacht inspired by the art of origami and traditional Asian vessels), as well as the 140-metre concept Dare to Dream ( the airship carrier superyacht). The designers is now to amaze the yachting world with another concept, the 70-metre explorer superyacht Fata Morgana, according to Yacht Harbour.

On the back of the general concern in the industry with environmental matters (for instance, nine major superyacht brands have recently signed up to carbon footprint reduction), the concept has been purposefully designed to raise awareness about the irreversible changes that take place in the arctic areas. 

The 70-metre explorer motor yacht has been 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. 

Fata Morgana aims to perfectly fit with the arctic landscape, with her bow resembling a rock formation partially covered in snow, and the stern having a glass structure corresponding with icebergs. Furthermore, from afar Fata Morgana may look like an island, just as her name suggests, referring to a complex form of superior mirage, described in the sailor’s old legends. 

The yacht will come with an ice-classed hull, to be able to navigate in the arctic waters. 

The yacht would come fitted with an outdoor swimming pool, a telescope/sky observatory just above the bridge deck, and a helipad. In addition, Fata Morgana shall be equipped with devices which would constantly monitor the ocean’s temperature and composition and transmit it to the concerned international organisations.

Techno wise, the superyacht would boast a range of 7,000 nautical miles and would be also able to navigate kite-assisted for smooth long-distance travels. Naturally, the project is designed for low emissions and waste. 

All in all, despite the sophisticated messages they aim to carry and traditionally widespread attention from the members of yachting community and yacht enthusiasts, none of the superyacht concepts by the designer have yet been implemented. Thus, very often considered rather art than potential builds, there are many more offbeat superyacht designs that have never been constructed.