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Yacht Folds Open, Mimics Star Destroyer

A winner of the so-called "Millennium Yacht Design Awards", the Origami Yacht features an angular design very reminiscent of the boat's Japanese-inspired name. The primary selling point this concept however are the side walls which fold down when the boat is anchored, creating a wedge-shaped profile that easily reminds sci-fi geeks of Star War's Imperial Star Destroyer.

Why would you want a yacht that opens up? Apparently yacht goers would love the increased access to the sea air and the better views created by such a reveal. The walls also turn into additional deck space when folded down, with both sides featuring the same rotating observation deck also mounted on the top of the yacht, directly in front of the bridge.

When the Origami Yacht needs to move, the walls fold back up, creating an aerodynamic shape for quick and easy cruising. The concept yacht currently remains on the drawing board of Italian designer Fabio Federici, and there's no word yet on any planned retail availability.

But a price estimate of 6 million euros is currently making the online rounds. Would you pay that much for a yacht whose walls fold down? We're assuming that significant sum also pays for some luxury furnishings and on-board gadgets.

SLOTH DESIGN (website of designer)

  • zaznet
    No pictures of it folded up in cruise mode?
  • triplebug
    So nice!
  • Xaios
    Their wallets can't repel stupidity of this magnitude.
  • Zoonie
    Low-poly model? hehe
  • sliem
    Looks like a toy.
  • Pei-chen
    Someone on paid $1.4 billion for his yacht so 6 million euro is actually cheap.

    People that can afford yacht don't even use Apple computer; they have designer computers.
  • jgiron
    of course I would buy a 6 mil yacht, if I had moola.
    what's the purpose of 6 mil if you don't plan on spending it.

    and it would be covered with hot models in gold bikinis!
  • gti88
    The desing is very much like f117.
  • alchemy69
    It's all well and good until someone crashes a jet-ski into the bridge and it plows into an oil tanker, bursting into flame.
  • anamaniac
    6 million Euros?
    If you excuse me, I have a couple banks to go rob...