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Vasily Klyukin receives order for Monaco 2020 futuristic superyacht

11 August 2015

Following the unveiling of the futuristic Monaco 2050 flying superyacht concept in May 2015, Russian yacht designer, Vasily Klyukin, has announced that he has received an order for a simpler Monaco 2020 concept yacht, which will follow the same abstract design of the future Monaco 2050 hull.

Rendering of the Monaco 2050 superyacht concept with jet-helicopter

In a recent press release, Vasily Klyukin said, “The extraordinary flying yacht, Monaco 2050 will be built only in the future, but its brutal cruising shapes are relevant already today. 

“I have now received an order to create the concept of Monaco 2020 – an ordinary yacht, retaining all the shapes and contours of the future Monaco 2050.”

Named after the popular yachting hub in France, and the year in which Klyukin foresees the design to be realised, the Monaco 2050 superyacht features an upper deck that is simultaneously part of the yacht, and an independent aircraft.

Close up rendering of the jet-helicopter on the upper deck of the Monaco 2050 superyacht

Upon reaching its cruising speed of 200km per hour, Klyukin reveals that the yacht’s propellers will be turned off and the jet engines enabled, allowing the aircraft to rise upwards and out of the water as a jet-helicopter. 

Klyukin continued, “The technologies still need to be developed for the flying Monaco 2050. Drones are not yet capable of lifting up the heavy weights, although the vertical takeoff has long been available for military, using another technology along with huge fuel consumption. 

“Launching the jet engine while in the air is nothing new – look at the principal of launching Richard Branson’s Virgin Galatic Spaceship; the engine is being started during the flight.”

The designer recently released a video of the Monaco 2050 in order to help interested parties to understand the principals of what he calls the ‘yacht-helicopter-jet’ as it will transform in the future.

For more information, visit Vasily Klyukin.

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