The latest superyacht concept from Italian shipyard Fincantieri Yachts in collaboration with Van Geest Designs is the giant 106m/347ft mega yacht MIRAGE, a modern design that merges with natural and cityscape environments where skyscrapers, metal and mirror-like surfaces often become the backdrop to marinas.
Fincantieri is no newcomer to the mega yachts market, having built 134m/440ft M/Y SERENE and 140m/459ft M/Y OCEAN VICTORY in 2011 and 2014 respectively as well as developing other mega yachts and concepts.
Luxury yacht MIRAGE is the result of extensive research by Pieter van Geest and Tracey-Jayne Canavaggio from Van Geest Designs into the properties of glass, including its capabilities and durability in different shapes and angles:
“Mirage was designed to bind seemingly opposite and contrary forces being complementary, interconnected, and interdependent,” Canavaggio commented of the design. “One is to anchor its presence in the landscape, the other is to disappear by reflecting its surroundings.”
Forward and aft exterior spaces are balanced in size and M/Y MIRAGE has the unusual appearance of seeming ‘open-ended’ on each deck. In reality, glass balustrades provide near-invisible barriers to the straight-edged decks for a more intense connection with the air and water from the sundeck down to the main deck swimming pool.
Other onboard amenities include sundeck a helipad and Jacuzzis on the sundeck forward and upper deck aft, plus numerous outdoor lounges and sunbathing areas.
If constructed, luxury yacht MIRAGE would have a draft of 4.25m/14ft, a beam of 15.2m/50ft and a volume of 4,200 GT. She is expected to achieve a maximum speed of 19 knots. The accommodation would provide for a maximum of 14 guests over 7 cabins, while a crew of 29 would ensure the efficient running of all on board systems and amenities.