‘Tetra’ superyacht concept ‘flies’ over water and looks like an Imperial ‘Star Wars’ spaceship

It's massive, but only has room for six people. And this is by design.
  • This is Tetra – a pyramid-shaped yacht
  • Even though it’s massive, it is only designed for six people to maximize comfort
  • Tetra is a hydrofoil, which means it can ‘float’ above the water as its speed increases

Published on Feb 29, 2024 at 4:28PM (UTC+4)

Last updated on Mar 1, 2024 at 1:29PM (UTC+4)

Edited by Adam Gray

This pyramid-shaped spaceship lookalike is actually a superyacht.

It is a hydrofoil, which means it is designed to float above the water surface as it picks up speed.

That’s why it looks like it’s flying.

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For the technically-minded people and yacht geeks out there, the vessel’s hovering appearance is due to its ‘Hydrofoil small waterplane area ship’ hull – also known as HYSWAS.

Jonathan Schwinge, the man who designed this wondrous thing, calls it ‘Tetra’, as in tetrahedron.

The name may be just a reference to its geometrical shape, but to be honest it contributes to making it even spookier.

It looks like the sort of thing aliens would use to land on Planet Earth.

Or the sort of thing we might fly to Mars when we get there, according to Musk’s plan.

Tetra has three hulls, and it’s built using a carbon fiber superstructure combined with stainless steel.

It looks massive, but it actually only accommodates six passengers and four crew members.

This is because Schwinge wanted to prioritize space and comfort.

When Tetra is docked, different sections of the yacht folds down to reveal large deck areas.

In addition to that, you also have overhead panels that expand to provide protection from the sunlight.

The bad news is Tetra is just a design studio, and there’s no mention of an actual, physical prototype as of yet.

It would certainly be built upon commission if it came to it, but you’d need somebody with a lot of cash to spend and… unusual taste when it comes to yacht design.

Mind you, as we all know the world’s billionaires are becoming richer, so never say never.

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