December 7, 2022

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air yacht concept by pierpaolo lazzarini sails both skies and seas with zero emissions


pierpaolo lazzarini introduces zero-emission air yacht 

 

while long-distance traveling by air doesn’t allow full electric mobility yet, italian designer pierpaolo lazzarini thinks there is actually a solution to sailing both skies and oceans without emissions in the future — the ‘air yacht‘. this latest boundary-pushing watercraft takes shape as a 150-meter-long vessel that can fly in the sky pushed by a 400.000 m3 (200.000 m3 on each side) of helium. the flying object can hypothetically reach a maximum speed of 60 knots, for more than 48 hours consequently, and can then safely land on the sea surface, thanks to its inflatable base. 


the air yacht

all images courtesy of lazzarini design

 

 

150-meter-long yacht flies in the sky and floats on the sea

 

the air yacht by pierpaolo lazzarini (find more here) incorporates two extended side blimps, resulting in an overall length of 150 meters and a width of 80 meters. each floating structure (20m x 20m x 150m ) is subdivided into hive areas (cells), ensuring hermetic isolation of each helium compartment. inside the blimps, there are also tanks of compressed helium which release the necessary quantity in order to balance the aircraft. the two airships are connected through four carbon bridges on each side, connecting the main central structure to the two floating balloons. in the lower part, these floating structures incorporate an inflatable base to accommodate the yacht while it floats on the water surface.

 

lazzarini’s creation is also equipped with eight counter-rotating electric engines of 950hp each, powered by ultra-light batteries and solar panels, allowing it to fly at high speed. the entire construction is conceived to be entirely made with dry carbon fiber.

air yacht concept by pierpaolo lazzarini sails both skies and seas with zero emissions
the main central structure is connected through four carbon bridges

 

 

conceived for a private owner looking for evolution in aviation

 

 the air yacht is not designed to be used for public transportation or touristic purposes. on he contrary, it is conceived to accommodate a private owner with a vision who looks for evolution in the world of aviation. in the central area of the ship, there is a spacious living room with a dining area, while five suites for the passengers are available on each blimp side and a special shipowner suite is placed on the center with a 360° view.

 

the particularity of the sky yacht is the possibility to land on the ground or either in the water. while the air yacht is pushed down from the rotation of the engines, it can stand on the water through the depressurization of helium and its ballast anchor system and then sail quietly with a speed of 5 knots.’ hypothetically with € 550.000.000, there will be enough budget to build on-demand a first air yacht (or sky yacht) for a client.’ pierpaolo lazzarini shares.

air yacht concept by pierpaolo lazzarini sails both skies and seas with zero emissions
landing on the sea

air yacht concept by pierpaolo lazzarini sails both skies and seas with zero emissions
down side view

 

 

the air yacht 6
thanks to its inflatable base the sky yacht can float safely on the water surface

the air yacht 10
the air yacht can expel helium and navigate up to 5 knots

the air yacht 11
the air yacht can stand in the water through the depressurization of helium and a ballast anchoring system

 



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