25 Ridiculously Cool Concept Yachts

Posted by on March 22, 2012

Every year at yacht shows around the world new, edgy concepts are released as enthusiasts, designers, and people with really deep pockets look on hoping to catch a glimpse of something that stirs their souls. Unfortunately, just like in our list of 25 of the world’s coolest concept cars, most of these models will never make it too market. Even if they don’t though, they’re at least fun to look at and in the worst case scenario you’ll still end up with a  list of 25 ridiculously cool concept yachts.

Project Magnitude

Project Magnitudephoto – helablog.com

You would probably name your yacht Project Magnitude too if it looked like this. Not only does Lukasz Opalinksi’s behemoth come with the classic helipad, there is also an extensive water sports deck good for everything from launching submarines to taking morning jogs.


Yacht Island

Yacht Islandphoto – yacht island designs

While in the old days people would go and rent islands that were anchored to the ocean floor, today’s rich rent islands that float around and have propellers. Coming to us from Yacht Island Designs this floating jungle boat certainly fits the bill, as it comes complete with a tropical beach paradise on its upper deck.



Tofi YachtTofi Yachtphoto – luxedb.com

While the pictures almost say it all, Hyun-Seok Kim really managed to break the mold with his latest creation. Named Tofi, this super sleek house boat looking yacht just goes to show – size isn’t everything.


The Transformer

Transformerphoto – Julien Anglade

With the ability to transform on the fly from deceptively small leisure boat to obscenely large mega yacht, Julien Anglade’s latest creation is not only perfect for evil movie villains but seeing that it’s equipped with solar sails it’s eco-friendly as well.



The Why YachtThe Why Yachtphoto – designboom.com

Where most people would ask “why?”, Wally-Hermes asks “why not?” and with all that empty deck space we would have trouble disagreeing with them.



InfinitasInfinitasphoto – ahearnschopfer.com

When Schopfer Yachts envisioned the Infinitas they quite literally decided to create a beast. With a hull design based on the skull of an animal, this mega yacht comes fully equipped with a helipad, elevator, and semi-enclosed swimming pool.


The Flying Yacht

Flying YachtFlying Yachtphoto – spicytec.com

French designer Yelken Octuri (he also makes Airbus cabins) decided to take us back in time with a bit of old school Wright Brothers influence on his latest concept yacht. And while most of the crazier designs on this list will never enter into the actual production phase, Octuri’s has already had some offers.


The Devenport

The Devenportphoto – bornrich.com

The sleek design isn’t the only cool thing about this high tech yacht. It also has an indoor pool, drive-in garage, and even a night club.


Emax Excalibur

Emax Excaliburphoto – yankodesign.com

That black checkered out layer you see in the picture is a photo-voltaic exoskeleton that can gather enough energy in one year to offset 3,000 nautical miles. That’s pretty good for the world’s first carbon neutral yacht.


PJ World Yacht

The World Yachtphoto – palmerjohson.com

While it may not be as cool looking as the futuristic Infinitas (#20), the Palmer Johnson World Yacht certainly makes up for it in other ways as it comes equipped with a gym, movie theater, spa, pool, and even death traps for pirates. Okay, maybe not death traps but it does have a super advanced security system.




As probably the strangest looking entry on our list, this luxury yacht created by Hyun-Seok Kim is named after the Voronoi lattice pattern that covers its deck. Being designed to entertain, it comes with numerous hot tubs, a pool, and even a golfing green on its deck.


The Seagull

The Seagull Yacht

By way of some clever design by Novague Studio this yacht’s solar paneled “wings” were created to resemble those of a seagull, hence the name. The coolest part though? They actually “flap” in order to position themselves for maximum light absorption.




Like the Bamboo Yacht (coming next), the Soliloquy is insanely green. It’s powered by solar, wind, and hybrid technologies and even uses the gym equipment to recharge its batteries.


Bamboo Yacht

Bamboo Yachtphoto – inhabitat.com

Although still in the design phase, this interesting concept made almost exclusively out of bamboo panels is soon to be the most eco-friendly yacht on the water.



Iguana Amphibious YachtIguana Amphibious Yachtphoto – thecoolist.com

No doubt you’re familiar with cars that can swim, especially if you’ve seen our list on 25 of the world’s coolest concept cars, but have you ever heard of a boat that can drive? Well now you have. The Iguana Amphibious Yacht has a pair of retractable treads that you can use to roll up onto dry land. Although you probably won’t win any races, there aren’t too many people out there who can say they parked their boat next to their car.

Syed Balkhi


Syed is a co-founder of List25 and a very successful blogger. He is most famously known for his blog WPBeginner that covers WordPress tutorials, beginners guides on topics like installing WordPress, choosing WordPress hosting, and more.

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  • yolandatamez

    these are way cool

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  • David Scott

    I am just a poor ole guy who likes nice things, I should have been a millionaire, instead of a hundred dollarair , ha. I am seventy years young and never have been on a ship of any kind. Oh well, maybe in my next life, ha again

  • Rob

    I’m in love!!!!!!!!!!!!