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Design firm unveil plans for decadent glass-bottomed superyacht

Plans for a giant 110-metre yacht with a glass bottom have been unveiled by New York based design firm Gill Schmid Design.

Artist's rendering of the Halycon Superyacht from by Gill Schmid Design.
Artist’s rendering of the Halcyon Superyacht from Gill Schmid Design. Image by Gill Schmid Design
The decadent design features room for a crew of 37 people.
The decadent design features room for a crew of 37 people. Image by Gill Schmid Design

The Halcyon Superyacht project proposes the use of floor to ceiling undulating glazing as part of its design, using a combination of white and reflective glass to maximise privacy in certain places. The white one-way glass system would be transparent from the inside and opaque from the outside.

Plans include helicopter landing pads and multi deck swimming pools.
Plans include helicopter landing pads and multi-deck swimming pools. Image by Gill Schmid Design
An artist rendering of the superyacht with Monaco in the background.
An artist’s rendering of the superyacht with Monaco in the background. Image by Gill Schmid Design

The vessel’s design features two glass-bottomed swimming pools, one on the main deck and one on a staggered section of the upper deck with a waterfall flowing between the two levels. The plans also include a large owner suite with his and her saunas, six guest and two VIP suites, two hull infinity Jacuzzis, a cocktail lounge with panoramic views, a gym, casino and a full helicopter landing pad with observatory deck.

The yacht designs feature an owner's suite with his and hers saunas as well as a casino and cocktail bar.
The yacht designs feature an owner’s suite with his and hers saunas as well as a casino and cocktail bar. Image by Gill Schmid Design
A bird's eye view of the Halycon yacht design.
A bird’s eye view of the Halcyon yacht design. Image by Gill Schmid Design

While the yacht is yet to be built, the design has been developed to a level of detail that makes it available for clients to purchase and begin construction on. Formerly Impossible Productions Ink LLC, Gill Schmid Design is a partnership between Alistair Gill and Veronika Schmid that specialises in yacht design, architecture and art services.