Shark-inspired superyacht comes with helipad and floating lounge

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A 400-foot-long luxury yacht inspired by the deadly mako shark has been unveiled, and it comes complete with a helipad and floating lounge.

The stunning vessel is inspired by the "elegance and performance of the mako shark, and the silver, fluid shapes of waves", according to its designers.

The Mako is known as the world's fastest shark, meaning the luxury vessel follows suit and is able to reach speeds of 58mph. The design group State of Craft, which is based in London and Ottawa, Canada, has branded the vessel as an "explorer yacht".

Apart from the yacht's impressive overall design, perhaps the feature that stands out the most is the helipad platform on the foredeck. It allows the aircraft "to safely land and be stored in the garage under deck by means of a platform lift".

The foredeck also features a swimming pool offering "dramatic views extending through the entire yacht". Additionally, the edgy yacht features a unique "floating lounge". The Studio at the heart of the vessel is described as "a light-filled, double-height space".

Another stunning feature of the yacht is the Pavilion - an area floating above the top deck that could be used as "a sky observatory, panoramic lounge, fitness studio or yoga space".

State of Craft's principal and founder Daniel Goldberg said: "The efficiency and beauty of the sleek, sculptural shapes of Mako sharks served as an early inspiration for the concept.

"I wanted the hull and superstructure, interior and exterior spaces to all be highly integrated into an overall volume with a continuous surface."

The Mako vessel has been described as "a comfortable home, entertainment space and adventure platform with a zero carbon footprint". The zero carbon emissions are thanks to the yacht's hydrogen fuel cells, electric engines, batteries and solar panels.

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