Saturnia, the latest super yacht design from the Italian company Lazzarini, is unlike any vessel on the market, as it features its own port.
The 100 meter (328 foot) long yacht features its own private port on board, which would allow smaller vessels to dock inside of the boat itself.
The boat’s dockyard would allow vessels up to 1.5 meters long to enter through two ports on the side of the yacht and moor inside of the vessel itself.
The innovative design for the yacht calls for dry carbon fiber, which would make the vessel much lighter than other boats of a similar size that are currently available.
Its weight also allows the Saturnia to reach a top speed of 30 knots, which is incredibly fast for a vessel of its size.
Super yacht Saturnia has innovative design, internal dock
In addition to its state of the art design, the Saturnia is also much more environmentally friendly than other yachts on the market. The boat would be powered by a hybrid system which includes diesel engines and an electronic water jet system.
This method produces much fewer emissions than standard diesel or gas-fueled yachts.
With a heft price tag of $350 million, the super yacht boasts a variety of luxurious amenities. There is accommodation for a total of 20 guests and 20 crew members aboard the ship, which is divided into five levels.
The interior can also be customized depending on the owner’s taste.
The yacht also features a lounge area with a glass bottom, allowing those aboard to see into the depths of the sea as they glide along in luxury.
If a buyer supports the project and purchases the yacht, it would take two years of work to complete.
What is it like to own a super yacht?
While the price of a yacht itself is often massive, numbering in the hundreds of millions of dollars, the costs of operating the luxurious vessels can be even greater.
According to yacht insurers, most people who own yachts end up paying 10% of their initial purchase cost each year on using and maintaining their boat.
While the cost of insurance itself can amount to nearly $100,000, one of the biggest costs of owning a yacht is purchasing fuel, which easily costs hundreds of thousands of dollars each year.
Another large expense is paying members of the crew. Depending on the size of the yacht and the length of travel, giving out paychecks to crew members can rack up to be nearly one million dollars a year.
Additionally, ports charge yacht owners a fee when they dock there, and the costs can increase exponentially during the high tourist season at particularly popular destinations in the Mediterranean and Caribbean.
Despite these tremendous expenses, the super yacht business has been booming in 2021, and many believe it has something to do with the pandemic.
Yacht owners may feel that their vessel affords them great freedom to travel at a time when there are countless restrictions on movement in place to stop the spread of the coronavirus.
So far, over one billion dollars have been spent on massive yachts this year.
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