71-Foot Picchio Boat Concept

woodpecker boat concept catamaran picchio

Picchio Boat (picchio is woodpecker in Italian) is a catamaran concept that delivers understated elegance in its immense indoor and outdoor spaces.

Yacht designer Christian Grande teamed up with award-winning Italian actor, Pierfrancesco Favino, to capture this dreamy yacht design. For US$8 million or so, you and your family can cruise more than comfortable with ever-changing "art" due to the stunning glass-bottom floors in the main living area and master stateroom that change color and scenery with location.

Grande imagined the 71-ft Picchio Boat as a luxury catamaran with ultra-modern features throughout as a floating holiday home. Large living spaces indoors and out, high protective bulwarks, natural wood decking, luxurious finishes and furnishings, and the clever (and sturdy) glass bottom all meld to present the wow factor.

 Keep reading for more unusual as well as incredibly practical design ideas.


Sunwave 54 Solar Catamaran

sunwave 54 solar catamaran

Skeptics continue to question whether solar-powered sailing is really viable, but after a successful, award-winning concept turned catamaran in 2009, the answer is, "yes".

The Sunwave 54 solar catamaran is more than a concept but since the idea of a completely solar-powered auxiliary propulsion and battery power for living day-to-day aboard sailboat is still quite new, we include it in our concepts as food for thought for your next catamaran purchase. 

Not convinced? Read more to see a video in which the Sunwave 54's electric propulsion takes on high waves and hard winds with a lowered flybridge to reduce wind drag and increase solar absorption. We've also got lots of interior and exterior pictures of this unique catamaran concept.

We think you will be surprised at just how powerful, functional, and practical this solar sailboat is.

Sea Voyager 223 Concept Catamaran

sea voyager 233 concept catamaran

The concept superyacht, Sea Voyager 223, is the continuity of Sea Voyager's adventure into its concept of "Born to Be a Wave" embodying the marriage of sailors, the sea, and the ship. The SV223 continues the evolution of concept, contributing to the industry trend to build the “ultimate boat size”. The designers and engineers utilized a new approach to the use of technology, with a desire to create a very large catamaran able of navigate under sail with performance of 18/20nds with the necessary comfort.

The 2-deck SV223 is a daring and immense concept that embraces the pleasure of living in sea, without fear or worry, setting a home for a free spirit with room for plenty of guests.


The 150' Eco Catamaran Concept 

eco catamaran concept design by rene gabrielli, slovakian designerIt is rare that ecological and sexy coincide, but that is exactly what you get with René Gabriellié Gabrielli's Eco Catamaran concept design. You must check out the video later in this article to really see the possibilities of this über-luxurious yacht. 

The Slovak designer applied the best of wind and solar energy including energy storage to this massive, aerodynamic 150' multihull design. The innovation, while awe-inspiring, has merit in its ability to satisfy energy consumption needs of propulsion and household activities without the need for petroleum fuels for travel or electrical connection when docked. But clean energy is only where this concept begins. 

Unique style and design concepts make this catamaran concept one to hope gets brought to life. Telescoping sails are cleverly hidden within the construction of the boat when not in use and upon command rise to catch the wind. An opulent swimming pool with two decks is the focal point of the central zone of the yacht. Aft sundecks at the stern provide more entertaining and lounging space for this ultimate party boat. 

BlackCat Superyacht Concept Design

blackcat 50 metre concept catamaranWhen you see the unexpected concept catamaran designs of the BlackCat that are all about luxurious relaxation and perennial entertainment, you think, who thought of that?! It’s almost surprising that Mitch Booth (the Australian sailor who won his first sailing championship at 7, the Americas Cup and Olympic veteran, and yachtsman of the year on multiple occasions) could be at the creative center of the BlackCat superyacht built for lingering and lounging. His love of speed and performance is evident only in the sleek styling of this enigmatic floating refuge of creature comfort...and the fact that this behemoth is estimated to still be able to reach up to 30 knots..

Teaming with Malcolm McKeon Yacht Design on the dramatic BlackCat designs, Mr. Booth has proven that a salty dog can learn (or teach) new tricks.

Don't miss the video of this catamaran concept later in this article.

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