The Superyacht with a Glass Superstructure – Halcyon

New York-based Gill Schmid Design has introduced their latest 77metre (360ft) megayacht Halcyon concept recently, which was designed for their client. The design firm was founded by Alistair Gill, from the UK, and Veronika Schmid, who has spent her time between Austria, Germany, and the US. The motor yacht Halcyon concept has plenty of innovative and exclusive features. This striking superyacht with a shell made of glass has a stunning appearance. Halcyon is a mythical bird portrayed by ancient writers to breed in a nest floating at sea.

“From the private owner’s deck to the massive beach club and wellness centre to the tender storage solutions and extensive transformable entertaining spaces, much attention has been paid to creating a yacht that maximizes privacy, comfortable living, and self-sufficiency. Halcyon is a very family-friendly yacht with multiple opportunities for formal and informal living, fully capable of satisfying discerning owners and guests,” said Gill Schmid Design about the concept of superyacht Halcyon.

In addition to the owner’s suite, Halcyon would have six guests and two VIP suites, totally accommodating 18 people on board. It would also have quarters for 37 crew members. The one-way glass used for the superstructure will be transparent from inside and opaque from outside, with a monochrome effect. Undulating glazing from floor to ceiling will be the special design feature, a combination of white glass and reflective glass will be used; maximizing privacy for the owner and guests at certain places.

Amenities include his-and-hers saunas in the owner’s suite, two glass-bottom swimming pools, the smaller of the two will be on the main/upper deck and the larger one on a staggered section of the upper deck with a waterfall cascading between the two through the cutout. Two infinity hot tubs, a casino, and a spa will be accessible to guests onboard. Guests can brush up on blackjack or baccarat before they can relax in infinity hot tubs or be sipping their drink on the poolside. There will be a formal dining area front facing with panoramic views of the sea, with a lounge and cocktail bar. The retractable front-facing glass facade on the observatory deck will have a helipad. It will also have a facility if two helicopters are to land simultaneously, for this there will be a retractable touch-and-go landing pad on the main deck located between the two Jacuzzis.

Although the build cost is not revealed, it will be necessarily a very rich owner who will be spending millions of dollars to make the concept a reality.


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