On dry ground, a new hybrid flying luxury yacht can land

On dry ground, a new hybrid flying luxury yacht can land ...

When you sail through the seas, there are lots of adventures, but you''re missing 29 percent of the world on a boat.

AirYacht, a Swiss company, offers you the opportunity to hook your ship to a massive helium-filled airship and take a pleasure cruise through the skies on a yacht.

We have previously covered a flying catamaran, the same name as Air Yacht, but this one is a hybrid vehicle.

AirYachts hybrid vehicle, inspired by two experienced engineers, has a passion for flying. Franck Darnet, a French yacht designer, has developed the vehicle.

The AirYacht has two parts: a helium-filled airship and a sleek luxury yacht that is connected under the airship.

When travelling, the yacht serves as the airship''s gondola, housing the crew. The yacht is lowered down on a set of cables, then released once it hits the water''s surface. When it comes to attaching the yacht back to the airship, the process is reversed.

AirYacht will serve as a flying vector for the largest rigid airship on Earth, with a length of 656 feet (200 meters) and a height of 164 feet. This reduces air navigation significantly, while providing a speed of 50 knots (57 mph/91kph), while the yacht is powered by an electric engine.

While it can sail and fly, the vehicle can be set on land via a set of struts that are removed from its hull, and will have no impact on visitor locations as it requires no ground infrastructure.

The three-story yacht will be 171 feet long by 36 feet high (52 by 13 by 3116 meters) and will accommodate up to six cabins. Along with the 12 passengers and three flight crew members, the yacht will also be capable of accommodating a 12-person "hospitality crew."

The luxury yacht''s interior includes a gym, a sauna, and a swimming pool.

After talking about this innovative and luxurious hybrid vehicle, what we noticed the most was that the AirYachts price positioning will be around the price of a 260/295 feet (80/90 meters) superyacht.

AirYacht is the transition

AirYacht is the transition, according to airyacht engineer Hodde. Fuel consumption of our first units will be 10 to 50 times lower than an equivalent 60 million superyacht. This is certainly a transition, according to the author.

AirYacht is planning a fresh type of cruise, according to Hodde. Rather, they are designed for leisure, yachting, sightseeing, and cruises.

Hodde said that he believes that all industries have a responsibility to handle the energy transition. It goes the same for the luxury industry. People participate in the energy transition by turning their gas-powered cars to an EV. In the luxury sector, Ferrari is becoming electric!

Orders for AirYacht are open, and the first delivery will take place until the end of 2026.

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