Call it outrageous, outlandish, or any other adjective that comes to mind. Beluga, a concept yacht unveiled at the recent Monaco Yacht Show, is said to be under review by a Dutch megayacht builder.
That’s the claim of Will Erens, CEO of PureSang, one of two companies that jointly conceived the 90-meter (295-foot) design. PureSang, based in Belgium, is a design studio whose work focuses on bars, shops, hotels, restaurants, and product branding. Its partner for Beluga, Glass Deco International, supplies decorative glass to yachts and residences. They estimate that if Beluga can be engineered as designed, she’ll cost $200 million to build.
As the video here shows, Beluga features an abundance of glass, far more than any other yacht afloat. Sliding partitions open up some of the glass-enclosed areas, for more of an indoor-outdoor feel. Beluga further features a lot more alfresco space than any other yacht. In fact, the entire foredeck is dedicated to sunning and swimming.
As for how PureSang and Glass Deco International came up with Beluga’s name, take a look at the yacht’s profile. If it doesn’t remind you of a whale, you might want to contact your optometrist.
Regardless, it’s not Beluga’s only tie to marine mammals. In an interview with CNN, Erens reveals that the area housing the five guest staterooms, the Turkish bath, the gym, and the movie theater is inspired by “the story where Pinocchio ends up in the tummy of the whale and experiences the party and fun life.”
Watch the video, and share your thoughts. Is Erens crazy, or a creative genius?