The Plectrum Hydrofoil Superyacht Boasts 15,000-HP & a Top Speed of 75 Knots

Photo: Lazzarini Design Studio

No strange to unbelievable yacht concepts, Lazzarini Design Studio has just unveiled its first futuristic prototype of the year, and, unsurprisingly, it’s impressive as we expected. Not only does the firm’s new Plectrum superyacht look incredible, but its technical capabilities are something to behold.

Photo: Lazzarini Design Studio

As its photos suggest, the 242-foot foil superyacht can rise above the water’s surface to make it seem like it is flying — fair warning, that’s not what it’s doing. The Plectrum is practically half-jetpack and half-ship, thanks to a trio of high-performance hydrogen motors that churn up to a whopping 15,000 horsepower. Garnering inspiration from the latest America’s Cup sailing yachts, the Italian design studio’s renders suggest that the entire ship is composed and built using dry carbon fiber composite, paving the way for an incredible light motor vessel with a blistering top speed of 75 knots.

Photo: Lazzarini Design Studio

Above all else, the Plectrum features an innovative, adjustable foil system, also taking after the sailing yachts mentioned above. This element can be altered based on the seagoer’s needs, as it can even be changed to a 20-meter beam when sailing at the maximum speed. Accommodation-wise, the Plectrum is fitted with six guest staterooms on top of its owner’s suite. You’re probably wondering about the parking situation, as it even boasts a helicopter hanger, bow lifting garage, and rear garage, so you can securely store your cars and jet-skis with ease.

Photo: Lazzarini Design Studio

Surely, it’d be a reach to imagine this remarkable vessel hits the sea anytime soon, but visit Lazzarini’s website for additional details.