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To Dream the Impossible Dream

Published on May 12, 2016 by   ·   No Comments


Fish tanks, sea planes, Lamborghinis, wine cellars, hot air balloons… this 100 metre hybrid explorer has a Generation-Game-style conveyor belt of goodies in its master plan and is prepared for any worldwide mission you wish to throw at it – from the tropics to the poles.

The fruit of a cross-continent collaboration between design consultancy Impossible Productions Ink LLC in New York and Tim Dempers Studio in Cape Town, this global explorer is ripe for customisation.


It will be built with a multifunctional cargo deck that can be reconfigured using a series of shipping containers. Furthermore there’s a protected courtyard area set between two separate accommodation blocks which allow for 360º sea views for those who are privileged to occupy them.

The cargo deck itself can carry sea planes, cars, motorbikes, sailing yachts, tenders, jetskis, hovercrafts, hot air balloons, helicopter, submarine, whatever you fancy and think may be required as you globe trot your way across the time zones. These gadgets and toys will be stored in protected air-conditioned environments to minimise corrosion and keep the complex and sensitive electrical systems away from harm.


The forward block hosts the ‘command centre’ (sounds wonderfully important) where you will find office space and other breakout areas to plan the mission. Meanwhile the aft block houses owner’s accommodation. Anything and everything from outdoor cinemas to photovoltaic cells to reduce energy consumption can be woven into the design to meet the needs and wants of the eventual buyer. Impossible and Tim Dempers have no doubt that this buyer will be truly adventurous and want the luxury of a superyacht with the practical benefits of a commercial support vessel.

The designers spent more than 12 months thrashing out the concept in order to get it just right, borrowing ideas from the military in the process. For example the main tender, an 18-metre day boat, is stashed alongside the Triton sub and jetskis in an internal marina to the aft of the ship. A stern gate and buoyant bottom plate gives access to this marina with guests able to embark and disembarked in a safe environment away from harsh weather conditions and prying eyes. Similarly the accommodation blocks allow for full awareness in every direction with sunken sundecks offering protection from bright sunshine or testy wind conditions.


The designers, namely Impossible’s UK-born architect Alistair Gill and Austria-born architect Veronika Schmid, are ready and waiting to discuss further bespoke touches with interested parties. If it was us we’d want to whack on some waterslides and a helter skelter, perhaps a go-kart track, but it’s unlikely that taking ownership of a 100 metre superyacht will ever be something we have to concern ourselves with.

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