Pictured: The £480m superyacht inspired by a BLACK HOLE that features a massive glass viewing dome

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Pictured: The stunning £480million superyacht inspired by a BLACK HOLE, featuring a massive viewing dome, a glass-bottomed infinity pool and a helipad

  • Known as the ‘Zion’, the striking superyacht measures 360ft (110m) in length and 52ft (15.8m) in width 
  • It’s packed with ‘innovative features’ that blend ‘beauty with functionality’, according to the designers
  • Other features on board include a master suite, 10 ‘luxury’ guest rooms, and a ‘beach club’ with a gym

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It’s the final frontier of superyacht design.

Behold the ‘Zion’, a £480million ($600million) vessel that the designers say takes inspiration from a black hole, ‘the most mysterious yet beautiful phenomenon of the universe’.

The designers achieve the ‘black hole’ aesthetic by way of a massive glass viewing dome in the middle of the hull that offers ‘180-degree views’ of the sea. 

Behold the ‘Zion’, a £480million ($600million) vessel that the designers say takes inspiration from a black hole, ‘the most mysterious yet beautiful phenomenon of the universe’

Behold the ‘Zion’, a £480million ($600million) vessel that the designers say takes inspiration from a black hole, ‘the most mysterious yet beautiful phenomenon of the universe’

The designers achieve the ‘black hole’ aesthetic by way of a massive glass viewing dome in the middle of the hull

The designers achieve the ‘black hole’ aesthetic by way of a massive glass viewing dome in the middle of the hull

The superyacht is packed with ‘innovative features’ that blend ‘beauty with functionality’, according to the designers

The superyacht is packed with ‘innovative features’ that blend ‘beauty with functionality’, according to the designers 

Indian studio Bhusan Power Design is behind the vessel, which measures 360ft (110m) in length and 52ft (15.8m) in width.

The superyacht is packed with ‘innovative features’ that blend ‘beauty with functionality’, according to the designers.

As well as the dome there is a glass-bottomed infinity pool on the main deck, connected to the dining space on the main deck via a ‘hanging bridge’. From here, you can wander into the owner’s suite, which has ‘electrically operated’ balconies on its sides.

One of the key features of the boat is the glass-bottomed infinity pool on the main deck (pictured)

One of the key features of the boat is the glass-bottomed infinity pool on the main deck (pictured) 

Indian yacht design firm Bhusan Power Design is behind the vessel, which measures 360ft (110m) in length and 52ft (15.8m) in width

Indian yacht design firm Bhusan Power Design is behind the vessel, which measures 360ft (110m) in length and 52ft (15.8m) in width

Make your way to the upper deck and you’ll find the superyacht’s helipad, designed for passengers who want to go straight from the air to the sea. 

It sits next to the flybridge (a steering station), which promises to offer the ‘highest visibility and manoeuvrability in all weather conditions’.

Hop into the boat’s ‘glass column elevator’ to glide down to the lower deck, where there’s a ‘beach club’ with a gym and an ‘open garden space’ at the aft. 

According to the designers, the beach club converts into an expandable sunbathing space through foldout bulwark terraces.

On the aft of the lower deck, there's a'beach club' that converts into an'expandable sunbathing space'

On the aft of the lower deck, there’s a ‘beach club’ that converts into an ‘expandable sunbathing space’ 

Zion's infinity pool is connected to the dining space on the main deck via a ‘hanging bridge’

Zion’s infinity pool is connected to the dining space on the main deck via a ‘hanging bridge’ 

Overall, the yacht can accommodate 20 guests in the master suite and 10 ‘luxury’ rooms, as well as over 20 crew members

Overall, the yacht can accommodate 20 guests in the master suite and 10 ‘luxury’ rooms, as well as over 20 crew members

Elsewhere on the lower deck, there’s a large garage for seafarers to store and deploy their tenders, jet skis and other water toys.

Overall, the superyacht can accommodate 20 guests – in the master suite and 10 ‘luxury’ rooms – and over 20 crew members, the designers explain.

According to Bhusan Power Design, the vessel can travel at a speed of 18 knots (20.7mph) and is propelled by a hybrid-electric propulsion system, which pairs fuel-burning engines with electric motors or batteries.

The designers say that the ‘Zion’ would take four or five years to build, but it’s just a concept at present.

For more information visit www.bhushanpowardesign.com

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