Ready for a buyer, 492-foot superyacht has beach club and elevated master

What’s a superyacht without a world-class view? Italian designer Gabrielle Teruzzi has provided an astounding example of a superyacht with a view in his concept design Shaddai, as reported in The Daily Mail. The master cabin is elevated 125 feet above the water line and includes a 1,132-square-foot terrace with a bar, private dining area, and glass-walled infinity pool. Now Teruzzi just needs one of the world’s super rich to commission the Shaddai.

The Shaddai measures 492 feet overall. Teruzzi has a buyer profile in mind when he speaks of the potential owner taking in the view from the elevated suite, ‘From there he can reach the feeling of a higher power, surrounded by the immensity of the sea and sky, reaching the clouds where everything reflects his place in the world: at the top.”

There are no details about the number of staterooms or heads on Shaddai. The projected price, true to tradition, isn’t mentioned. The layout will of course depend on the needs, desires, and whims of the buyer, for whom the Shaddai’s cost will be less of a concern than its length relative to other superyachts. By category consensus, any yacht 98 feet or longer is considered a “superyacht,” but unless you’re talking about something more than 200 feet long, it’s still kinda small. Most superyachts are freaking enormous.

The Shaddai, if built, would not be the largest superyacht in the world. That distinction currently belongs to the Azzam, which is 592.5 feet long, and is owned by United Arab Emirates President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan. But no other superyacht has the elevated master cabin and view that distinguish Shaddai.

For those who don’t wish to check out the view from the master cabin level, or perhaps haven’t been invited, there’s another infinity pool on the aft main deck. Just below that level is a 3,000 square foot beach club with a large aquarium in the middle and a view of the pool above through its glass bottom.

Teruzzi found his inspiration from both contemporary architecture and ancient architecture, “To ascend from the ground has been a desire in the human kind since the very beginnings. There are precious examples like the Tower of Babel, the Pyramids in Egypt and today in the magnificent skyscrapers. The wish to touch the clouds continues to be present in the most powerful minds.”

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