We've already rounded up the largest superyacht concepts of the year, and now it's time to round up the most radical designs drawn in 2016. Here is a list of 12 of the most eccentric yacht concepts of the year, created in alphabetical order.

Florida-based design studio, Facheris Design unveiled the Aqueous 120 in March 2016. The concept boats a large infinity pool, a retractable awning covering part of the deck and a double-lounge seat and bar. 

Stainless steel accents on the outboard finish of the yacht adds an enriching effect to the overall stealth-like appearance of the vessel. The forward deck features a large sun pad and Jacuzzi. The highlight of the Aqueous 120 is the transformative capacity of the sun pad, which can be turned into a helicopter landing pad.

Yacht designer, Timur Bozca introduced the Black Swan superyacht concept back in June of this year. Amongst the highlights of the concept is the triangular shape of the windows amidship allowing natural light to run though the yacht. 

Feadship releases Future Concepts on a regular basis in order to inspire the next generation of owners - and those people who had never even considered owning a superyacht. This year this practice turned into Choice.

Swedish superyacht designer, Dennis Ingemansson introduced the 50m concept Follow the Sun, created in collaboration with the Turkish shipyard, NedShip Group. Focusing on ecological solutions such as a 160sqm solar cells area, the concept even flirts with the idea of a wind turbine. 

Based on a classic monohull design, Hareide Design's 108-meter concept is full of intriguing features that have led many to question its feasibility. Other than the tall opening amidship, the concept features an outdoor garden and a sandy beach aft of the yacht.

British yacht designer, Andy Waugh presented the 45m concept named Revolution. As with the projects ExpeditionEpiphany and Nouveau, the new concept pushes the boundaries of yacht styling according to the designer "it should appeal to the kind of client who is bored by traditional yachts and wants to stand out in the crowd and make a bold statement".

Charles Bombardier introduced Seataci - a luxury cruise ship that could navigate in shallow waters with an eco-friendly propulsion system inspired by whales. Bombardier believes mimicking the cetacean could prove more efficient than propellers, generating less underwater noise, and allowing the ship to sail in shallower waters without damage to the hull.

The 150m Shaddai comes from the mind of Gabriele Teruzzi, an Italian yacht designer who previously worked on the Oceano 42 Mangusta at AM Yacht Design. His latest superyacht concept focuses on providing a unique viewpoint to her owner and guests.
The owner's cabin is located at a height of 38 meters, far above the rest of the yacht. 

Red Yacht Design presented the 50m superyacht concept Stella, designed for Mengi-Yay Yachts. The vessel features 280 sqm open spaces with a large beach area at the aft of the main deck hosting a pool and a lounge area.

The foredeck features a master cabin with an office, dressing room, bathroom and a special spa for the owner. The skylight and balconies make the spa very spacious and light to provide the owner with an openness feeling.

Jet Capsule introduced its latest seafaring concept, the UFO (Unidentified Floating Object). Measuring 12.5m in diameter, the vessel uses various systems to take advantage of all natural elements. 

The UFO features half-spherical shells as passenger compartments, which are divided by a floating disc that doubles as a sundeck. A garden with grass and trees could be planted on the surface of the disk, whilst the main level area could house a kitchen, a lounge or other necessary amenities. A small bathroom would be located on the lower level. 

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Van der Valk presents new Pilot yacht model
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Why people used to flip 40-60 m yachts and then stopped
After a growth period of 20-30 meters and megayachts, which is even closer to the recession, there was a short period for high demand for medium-sized superyachts.The market for 40-60 meter yachts, the last of which began to grow before the recession began, has also recently begun to gain momentum, as owners are looking for yachts in order to switch to them with growing disposable incomes. Indeed, if several years earlier it was expected that yachts in this range would be traded at 30-40% at the asking price, this gap narrowed to 25-30% in recent quarters.Shipyards, primarily known for their 20-30-meter yachts, are also expanding their ranges to 40-60 meters in order to keep customers who want to grow in size. For example, Sanlorenzo, which for decades focused on 20-30-meter yachts, put at the beginning of this year its newest flagship - the 64-meter Attila.Atilla is a 64.25m luxury yacht, built by Sanlorenzo and delivered in 2019. Her top speed is 18.0kn and her power comes from two 2375.0hp Caterpillar 3516-C diesel engines. She can accommodate up to 12 people with 18 crew members.Yacht was designed by Officina Italiana Design, and the interior design was created by Francesco Paszkowski.
55 m Feadship Project 704 moves closer to delivery
A steel hull and an aluminum superstructure were attached to the integrated 55-meter Feadship superyacht, known as Project 704.The full displacement yacht was developed by RWD in conjunction with the Feadship De Voogt Naval Architects and the interior of the 499GT was written by FM - Architettura d'interni.The delivery of the yacht is expected in 2022.
Otam completes the build of 80HT Attitude
The sixth superyacht Otam 80HT Attitude is nearing completion at an Italian shipyard.The 25.5-meter Attitude is the sixth building in the series and remains on track for delivery this April.The yacht designed by Umberto Tagliavini is 80% ready. Interior equipment is currently on schedule for a technical launch next month.Attitude offers a number of modifications to the original GA model, including the individual design of the front deck, which has a large solarium and a height-adjustable table to maximize the use of outdoor space.The cabin was also enlarged to accommodate a horseshoe-shaped sofa that can accommodate 10 guests. Another tanning bed is located on the transom, and modified protective gates lead down to the swimming platform.The tender bay garage under the aft sun deck has also been expanded to accommodate a 3.95 meter long Williams sports tender, capable of carrying six passengers.Attitude will feature four cabins with a common main cabin, the best VIP room, a guest cabin with two single beds and a fourth cabin for the owner's chef.Two 2600 hp engines MTUs combined with Arneson drives allow Attitude to reach a maximum speed of 47 knots and a cruising speed of 40 knots.
Magnum 60 Furia by Hammer: the final stages of reconstruction
The Magnum 60 Furia was launched in 2001, designed by Magnum Marine and Ceo Catherine Theodoli. They say that this is the most successful of the Magnum models.Back in 2001, the 120-kilometer 60 Furia Magnum was named the fastest yacht of this size in the world and after extensive repairs at the Perini Navi Hammer shipyard reached higher speeds.Changes include new air intakes in the engine compartment along with a customizable display on the control panel.The new Magnum 60 concept is attractive to the original design, but much more pleasing to the eye, with distinctive details throughout the American style of the 50s. The owner’s room has individual storage solutions on either side of the room to ensure clean space.Marnix Hoekstra from Vripak says that they kept the overall layout and tuning of the boat, but improved it where it was possible, for example, expanding the companion from the saloon in the middle to the double and twin cabins. They also added daylight, and in the interior they used the same tree that was used in the construction of the boat, painting it in matt white.