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Vasily Klyukin reveals futuristic ‘Monaco 2050’ superyacht concept

03 June 2015

Russian designer, Vasily Klyukin, has revealed a futuristic superyacht concept, which takes the form of a hybrid helicopter that can take flight from the sea.

Named ‘Monaco 2050’ after the popular yachting hub in France and the year that Klyukin forsees the design to be realised, the new concept features an upper deck that is simultaneously part of the yachts’ upper deck and an independent aircraft.

Vasily Klyukin Monaco 2050 superyacht concept on the water

Klyukin commented, “When designing the yacht of the future, I decided to call it Monaco 2050 – the year I predict the emergence of the yacht of this type.

“The upper deck is part of the yacht and an independent aircraft at the same time.”

Klyukin imagines that rotators embedded in the wings will allow the aircraft to rise upwards and out of the water, becoming a helicopter. The plane’s body features three downward blades, and, after gaining the necessary altitude and speed, jet engines will then ignite, offering the opportunity to fly extreme distances overseas. This means the plane can hover upwards before flying horizontally eliminating the need for a runway.

Vasily Klyukin's Monaco 2050 hybrid superyacht with helicopter hovering above

Klyukin continued, “The helicopter on top of the yacht is not an innovation anymore, furthermore it’s difficult to cross the Atlantic or fly to Hong Kong by helicopter. Therefore, after gaining the necessary altitude and speed, it’s possible to turn on the jet engines and even go overseas.”

Monaco 2050 is a continuation of Klyukin’s exploration of yacht design, which has previously included six unique concepts for the adventurous luxury traveller, including one-of-a-kind visual superyacht designs. If created, his latest offering further develops the luxurious experience of yachting with the element of on-demand flight combined together in a single purchase.

Vasily Klyukin Monaco 2050 superyacht concept with helicopter on upper deck

Klyukin concluded, “In fact, we shouldn’t really have to wait for 35 years. Such a yacht can be started even today: the development of drone technology and the current achievements of the helicopter industry allow the aircraft to reach the desired height, and only then, at the altitude of 1,000 to 2,000-metres, it can be switched to jet engines. 

“I’m convinced that I will definitely make it in my life and I will fly by such a yacht.”

For more information, visit Vasily Klyukin.

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