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The "virtually invisible" Project Pegasus. The world's first 3D-printed superyacht

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Project Pegasus was presented by Jozeph Forakis in collaboration with Lateral Naval Architects as the world's first 3D-printed superyacht. The 88m long Project Pegasus with its reflective "solar wings" is a solar-electric/hydrogen hybrid with zero emissions and infinite range.

The futuristic yacht was designed on a beach in Koufonissi, Greece. Jozeph was inspired to create a yacht as close to the sea and nature as possible, made of clouds floating above the surface of the sea, becoming virtually invisible. It was the designer's desire to achieve the "invisible" that led him to develop a true zero-emission yacht that is invisible both in design and in its environmental impact.

To design Pegasus, Forakis and his colleagues conducted in-depth research to realize a combination of existing and advanced technologies in development to achieve unprecedented levels of sustainability, performance and structural integrity.

The construction of the 88m long superyacht uses robotic 3D printing to create a mesh that incorporates both the hull and the superstructure. The result is an extremely strong and lightweight structure that can be produced using less energy, materials, waste, space and time compared to conventional construction.


The unique exterior design begins with a low, linear hull in a silver metallic finish, which like a chameleon adapts to the colors and movements of the water. This fundamental "invisible" boat concept of hull construction is combined with superstructure support with layered, glass wings that reflect the clouds and sky.

The open beach club, with its retractable balconies, transforms into an enclosed solarium with sliding glass panels on the roof and under the reverse bulkhead.


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The centerpiece of the futuristic interior design is the multi-level "Tree of Life" - a living monument dedicated to mother nature and the core of the hydroponic garden that provides fresh food and air purification. The base of the tree rises from a reflecting pool on the lower deck and is surrounded by the hydroponic Zen Garden meditation space. The tree spans vertically on all four levels accompanied by a sculpted spiral staircase. The upper level, exclusively for the owner, has a forward-facing master suite and large private terrace. The forward pool club has an aquarium-style pool and large horizontal windows that transform to open balconies, port and starboard.

Sustainability and technology

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In operation PEGASUS will produce zero carbon emissions and have a virtually unlimited range. Solar energy is used to convert seawater into hydrogen, which is stored for longer periods. Fuel cells on board convert H2 into electricity that is stored short-term in Li-ion batteries.

  • Solar panels generate electricity for sea-water Desalination, Deionization & Electrolyzers

  • Electrolyzers extract H2 from sea-water

  • H2 stored in high-pressure tanks (H2 storage as long term energy source)

  • Fuel cells converts H2 to electricity

  • Electricity stored in li-ion batteries (Li-ion batteries as short term energy source)

  • Power management system controls energy flows

Final Electrical Output For:

  • Drive systems (Azimuth Pod + Bow Thruster)

  • Hotel systems

  • Navigation & safety system



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