Sleek 226-Foot Superyacht Has A Giant Hole In The Middle

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An Italian design studio has unveiled its sleek new yacht concept that has a 'gaping hole' in the middle.

The aptly named Shape, by Lazzarini Design Studio, is a 226-foot vessel with a giant void smack-bang in the middle of its structure.

The superyacht, which stands out from the rest by avoiding unnecessarily elaborate design for a most striking silhouette and clean lines, has a length of 69 meters (226 feet), a draft of 3.90 meters (12.8 feet), and a beam of 9 meters (29.5 feet).

The standout feature is the arc, or "hole deck" as Lazzarini calls it, which can be customised to each seafarer's needs. Accessible via a door at the vessel's bow, the sprawling space is ideal for lounging and is fitted with steps down to the ocean for requisite dips.

Shape is crowned by a glass-bottom infinity pool situated on the upper deck. It allows the swimmers above to look down on those below (or vice versa). Here, you'll also find a helipad to facilitate the comings and goings of those onboard.

At the stern, meanwhile, there is a waterside beach club with a diving platform, plus a garage for toys. The luxurious interior, which is located aft past the hole, spans just shy of 115 feet and has been split into three different decks.

Six VIP suites occupy the first deck while the living quarters are situated on the second. The command cabin on the third. The top deck is also fitted with a Jacuzzi. Shape was designed to run entirely on clean energy, with a propulsion system powered by hydrogen and a large solar panel on its sundeck that provides charging for all onboard systems.

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