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Flamingo 99 Super Saling Yacht Aims to Be the Largest Eco-friendly Wonder
There’s an eco-friendly craze happening right now all around the world and in different markets. One affected market is and has always been the yachting and sailing world.

Flamingo 99 Super Saling Yacht Aims to Be the Largest Eco-friendly Wonder

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Folks, what you see in the gallery is known as the Flamingo 99 super sailing yacht. Yes, apparently there is such a category for this sort of sea-faring vessel. The mind behind the wonder you see is one Igor Jankovic of Novi Sad, Serbia. It’s possible your seen his work before, the Grafito sailing yacht. That vessel was all about technology, while the Flamingo is all about eco-friendly luxury.

Overall, the 99 comes in with a length of, you guessed it, 99 m (324 ft), and showcases a number of eco-friendly features made to cut emission down to almost zero. However, let’s not forget that it’s a yacht and that alone means luxury, so plenty of comfort features are found as well.

The overall hull design is one that resembles most other sloops, only bigger. Three main points where masts can be exposed to the winds are seen. This is to be the main driving force in moving the vessel. Yet, out on the sea, there are days where winds strong enough to move such large ships aren’t present, so the designer also included diesel or electric engines as a backup option.

Another energy capturing feature you’ll find aboard the Flamingo is solar energy. With such a huge surface area, roofs on the upper deck reveal a space where 300 sq m (3,229 sq ft) of solar panels can be mounted for power regeneration. If any vessel, be it concept or real, had this large a solar capturing surface, it ought to be enough to exclude the combustion engines altogether.

Time to take a look at some of the interior spaces this concept reveals. On top of the ship, you can see the masts mentioned earlier. If you look closely at the base of these towering structures, you’ll find three circular spaces. The first of these areas, found at the bow of the ship, is the owner’s loft, sitting front and center as to have a clear view of where the journey leads.

The second room, the one sitting under the center mast, is reserved as an observation and lounging area. Due to the nature of the space, panoramic windows give guests a full 360-degree view of the seas. Granite and marble flooring and semiprecious metals set a perfect backdrop for leather furnishings and a few lights overhead.

The third and final mast base follows a similar structure to the first two, but the third space no longer includes walls and is considered more of an exterior space. A large semicircular couch lines the outer edge of this space and almost offers a view of the stars above, almost. The upper portion acts as a roof over your guests and protects them from the elements.

Aft the vessel you’ll find a beach club which is revealed through the movable hull segment you see in one of the images. This space also acts as a tender and toy garage and offers plenty of room to set up lounging options.

The main deck aboard the Flamingo is where all the magic happens. Aside from the interior saltwater pool, which I find redundant seeing as how you have access to the largest saltwater pool in the world, you’ll also find a gym equipped with cardio and strength training equipment, and even a library section. An entertainment center, relaxation salon equipped with massage chairs and someone to give you a pedi, are also hidden somewhere in this massive space, not to mention countless other lounge and social areas.

With the way things are headed in the yachting world, trends like these are being found on real ships already, not just concepts. The only difference is size. But it’s only a matter of time before you’ll see such a large ship out on waters.

 
 
 
 
 

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