AirYacht, a company from Switzerland allows you to hook your ship to a huge helium-filled airship and cruise through the skies in a yacht.
It was developed by two experienced engineers, Guillaume Hoddé and Matthieu Ozanne. French yacht designer Franck Darnet designed the vehicle.
The AirYacht has two parts: a helium-filled airship, and a streamlined luxury yacht that is coupled under the airship.
AirYacht will use the largest rigid airship to come on Earth as a flying vector, with a length of 656 feet (200 meters) and a height of 164 feet (50 meters). The airship will be powered by an air and helium propulsion system, providing a speed of 50 knots (57 mph/91kph), while the yacht runs on another sustainable electric engine.
While it can sail and fly, the vehicle can also be set on land via a set of struts that are deployed from its hull and will have no impact on visited places as it requires no ground infrastructure.
The luxury yacht has a housing capacity of 8,072 square feet (750 m2), and 3,767 square feet of terraces (350 m2). The three-story yacht will be 171 feet long by 43 feet wide by 36 feet high (52 by 13 by 3116 meters) and will incorporate five to six cabins. Along with the 12 passengers and three flight crew members, it will also be capable of accommodating a 12-person “hospitality crew.”
The indoor places include a gym, a sauna, and a swimming pool.
The AirYacht’s price positioning will be around the price of a 260/295 feet (80/90meters) superyacht.
AirYacht engineer Hoddé told Interesting Engineering. “The fuel consumption of our first units will be 10 to 50 times lower than an equivalent 60m superyacht. And the usage of raw materials to build the AirYacht is five times lower than the equivalent 60m superyacht. This is clearly a transition,” he added.
AirYacht is accepting orders and the first delivery will be made by the end of 2026.