Zion, the new and unusual concept of Bhushan Powar Design with a giant glass eye

As a record number of superyachts enter the market, designers have increasingly pushed the boundaries to ensure their concepts stand out.

However, this new concept from the Indian yacht design studio Bhushan Power Design could be one of the most striking to date.

The 110-meter vessel, named Zion, features an impressive glass dome that looks like a giant eye or “black hole.”

The 110-meter vessel, named Zion, features an impressive glass dome that looks like a giant eye or “black hole.” (Image: Design by Bhushan Powar) (Bhushan Power Design)

Serving as an observation deck for those aboard the superyacht, it offers 360-degree views and is sure to attract maximum attention while out at sea.

“Our concept draws attention with its modern elegance and amazes the owner with the mysteries of the deep,” the designers say, before noting that black holes, points in space so dense they create deep gravity sinks, “attract energy “.

Aside from the dome, which is clearly its most prominent feature, Zion will have a glass-bottomed infinity pool, as well as a glass elevator that travels from deck to deck.

A flybridge where passengers can rest and enjoy the views “in all weather conditions” and a 12-meter helipad are located on the upper deck of the vessel, which has an aluminum structure.

A rendering of Zion, the latest superyacht concept from award-winning design studio Bhushan Powar Design. (Image: Design by Bhushan Powar) (Bhushan Power Design)

There are 10 luxurious staterooms on board and a main deck master suite with electrically operated sky lounge balconies.

The lower deck is made up of a beach club area with a gym and an open garden space that can be transformed into a spacious sun lounge via folding decks on either side.

Zion, which is estimated to be priced between US$500 ($715.8 million) and US$600 million ($859 million), will also have a large tender garage filled with jet skis and various other water toys.

While it’s just a concept at present, design studio founder Bhushan Powar is hopeful that Zion could one day become a reality.

However, he admits that it will take a lot of time and research to determine if this is possible.

Based in Goa, Bhushan Powar Design was launched in 2019 and describes itself as the “first luxury yacht design studio in India”.

A computer-generated image of the vessel, which will feature a 12-meter helipad and a glass-bottomed infinity pool. (Image: Design by Bhushan Powar) (Bhushan Power Design)

The study’s concepts are heavily influenced by the Arabian Sea, says Powar.

In 2019, the design team introduced Mori, a 90-meter superyacht concept that was inspired by the shortfin mako shark.

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Zion is one of several innovative designs that have been revealed this year. Rome-based design firm Lazzarini Design Studio recently unveiled Air Yacht, a new concept that can “sail in the sky” as well as the ocean.

Italian design studio SkyStyle showed its latest Unique 71 design, a 71-meter knife-shaped superyacht, in January.

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