Lazzarini’s $12 Billion Terayacht is a Floating City in the Shape of a Turtle

A floating turtle city is usually a concept reserved for Nintendo game designers. However, the engineers at Lazzarini have been playing too much Super Mario Bros. and are bringing this insane idea to life. Their latest luxury boat is a gigantic terayacht, and the sheer magnitude of this reptilian-shaped beast will break your brain. Take a look at the flyover in the video above.

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Lazzarini Design Studio, Pangeos Terayacht

Image: Lazzarini Design Studio

Titled Pangeos – named after Pangea, a supercontinent that existed roughly 300 million years ago – it will become the largest floating structure ever built. This ocean-bound Death Star ( with an animal-friendly exterior) will sprawl 550 meters long ad 610 meters wide, which for reference, is double the size of the Roman Colosseum. If those seem like big numbers, wait until you hear how many dollars it’ll take to construct it: USD$8 billion (AU$12 billion), according to the Italian-based company.

The unreal estate boasts space for several hotels, clubs, shopping malls, parks and even ports for smaller ships and aircraft to transport guests in style. Furthermore, Pangeos is set to have numerous terraces, villas, and apartments, with some located on the rooftop shell and each side wing/turtle arm.

Lazzarini Design Studio, Pangeos Terayacht

Image: Lazzarini Design Studio

Underneath the living spaces, 30,000 “cells” will keep the vessel afloat with a belly made of steel. Powered by nine HTS electric engines (16,800 horsepower each) with solar panels on the roof, it could transport up to 60,000 guests at speeds of up to five knots. Please don’t ask us how it plans on navigating inclement weather or large seas…

Saudi Arabia has been rumoured to host the construction, with designers earmarking a space at King Abdulla Port, 130 kilometres north of Jeddah as the ideal location. Moreover,  one square kilometre of sea would need to be dredged and a circular dam established before any build could begin.

If approved, the project is set to start construction in 2033, with a build time of eight years. To raise funds, a crowdfunding initiative has been set up, which allows you to purchase anything from a virtual entrance ticket to a VIP apartment NFT. However, if you want to own a home on the real thing, we suggest you start saving now.

Learn more about Pangeos on the Lazzarini Design Studio website. Check out more images below.

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Lazzarini Design Studio, Pangeos Terayacht

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Lazzarini Design Studio, Pangeos Terayacht

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Lazzarini Design Studio, Pangeos Terayacht

Image: Lazzarini Design Studio

Lazzarini Design Studio, Pangeos Terayacht

Image: Lazzarini Design Studio

Lazzarini Design Studio, Pangeos Terayacht

Image: Lazzarini Design Studio

Lazzarini Design Studio, Pangeos Terayacht

Image: Lazzarini Design Studio

Lazzarini Design Studio, Pangeos Terayacht

Image: Lazzarini Design Studio

Lazzarini Design Studio, Pangeos Terayacht

Image: Lazzarini Design Studio

Lazzarini Design Studio, Pangeos Terayacht

Image: Lazzarini Design Studio

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