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Van Geest Design’s Pebble Superyacht Concept Is Poetry in Motion
Every once in a while, a piece of conceptual art that cries for attention comes along, and the moment it gets it, causes ripples much like a pebble. A Pebble, if you will.

Van Geest Design’s Pebble Superyacht Concept Is Poetry in Motion

Pebble concept is a superyacht that blends with nature and offers maximum privacyPebble concept is a superyacht that blends with nature and offers maximum privacyPebble concept is a superyacht that blends with nature and offers maximum privacyPebble concept is a superyacht that blends with nature and offers maximum privacy
That the case with the latest from Dutch designer Pieter Van Geest of Van Geest Design, a superyacht dubbed Pebble. Measuring 459 feet (140 meters), this concept superyacht would be best described as poetry in (virtual) motion and the perfect vessel for a millionaire with a green conscience and the desire to slip away unnoticed.

Privacy is a common theme with Van Geest designs. After all, when you’re incredibly rich and probably incredibly famous, you come to value the things we have come to take for granted, like the love of your family and privacy. Or so the story goes.

For these people, Van Geest previously designed a superyacht that would turn invisible from a distance, called Mirage. Mirage would be made with all surfaces covered in reflective glass, which would mean you would have trouble spotting it from a distance. On the other hand, if you were on board (lucky you!), all those reflective surfaces would create the impression the yacht was floating on air.

On the same note of “let’s dream up the dreamiest yacht,” here is Pebble. In many fancy words, Van Geest says the shape of this superyacht is inspired directly from nature: a pebble shaped and smoothed to perfection by water and wind. As such, owning this beauty would represent the perfect communion between man and nature.

“Pebble was designed with the idea that it was sculpted by nature over decades. It seamless fits in its ocean environment, water and the wind that defines it shapes,” the designer explains. “Modeled with time, shaped with water & wind, pebble is believed to be the stone within a Zen garden, the water meeting the sky, the horizon.”



“Pebble is the escape from our city landscapes, skyscrapers and mainly cubism shapes we encounter in daily life,”
adds Van Geest. “Pebble encapsulates you in an atmosphere of lightness, a smooth elegant presence in its surroundings.”

You’re excused if you rolled your eyes at this; you’re probably not the only one. But the reality is that fancy words aside, Pebble presents a striking silhouette like no other superyacht before, with flowing, elegant lines, and few sharp corners except for the bow. The pebble-inspired superyacht is not a new idea, but its execution this time results in a truly gorgeous profile.

Back to the idea of privacy and how that this is worked into the concept, Pebble has a completely closed transom because access onboard is by invitation-only. But once you’re allowed on it, you would be treated to the most decadent luxurious amenities available: Pebble would have several pools, jacuzzis, a wellness center made to go with the whole Zen aspect of the vessel, a generous beach club, helipad, the works.

As of the time of writing, Van Geest is yet to detail the Pebble's interior, so one wouldn’t be completely far off in imagining the kind of amenities that have become standard for superyachts: the owner’s suite on the owner’s deck, restaurant, gym, movie theater, and plenty of lounge and socialization areas. Should this ever go past the concept stage, the future owner will probably get the final say in the layout and finishes.

Propulsion is also left out. Still, since we’re talking about a vessel that boasts such a strong connection with nature, it will probably strive to have minimal impact on it. You can’t “honor” nature if you’re killing it.



Editor's note: This article was not sponsored or supported by a third-party.

 
 
 
 
 

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