The Pangeos is an 1,800ft emission-free concept Terayacht shaped like a sea turtle

We can always count on Lazzarini Design Studio to come up with some of the most sophisticated designs around. When it comes to luxury ships, you’ll be hard pressed to find another one that can match the impractical but remarkable ideas they have. For example, take their latest proposition called the Pangeos. We guarantee it’s the craziest yet.

The Italian design group is really pushing the limits of what is possible as this gargantuan project will theoretically require a massive shipyard to complete. According to Lazzarini Design Studio, it will take about 8 years to build at a staggering cost of $8 billion. Visually, it looks more like a floating island.

However, a bird’s eye view reveals the silhouette of a sea turtle. In fact, the name Pangeos alludes to what modern geology calls a supercontinent at the time called Pangea. Given that her size is on a scale that dwarfs even the world’s largest ocean liners, she is the only one to currently hold the terayacht distinction for now.

Those behind its creation propose the use of around 30,000 autonomous cells to keep it afloat. The odd shape of the steel hull may not be the most hydrodynamic structure around, but it makes up for it in other ways. To ensure adequate electrical power to run its hotel’s load and propulsion, the Pangeos will use photovoltaic technology for a totally emission-free system.

Moreover, it should be able to use other ecological sources such as waves and wind to generate green energy. The Pangeos can supposedly accommodate up to 60,000 people in different types of accommodation. It will also include shopping malls, restaurants, villas, gardens, swimming pools and other amenities.

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