Useful Yacht

A winner of the 2011 “Dreamboat” Millennium Yacht Design Award, this brave interpretation of the motor boat concept by designer Hyun-Seok Kim was inspired by all of the natural beauty and fun activities found at sea. Tofi’s unconventional shape and unique furnishings compliment it’s far-out exterior and spaceship aesthetic, stimulating the imagination on board, while features like the hide-away diving board and safety buoy system promote fun in the water.

Designer: Hyun-Seok Kim

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  • firstgrade english says:

    nice Galss wall structure

  • teto says:

    finally!!something different, good job!! i like it!!

  • William Wilgus says:

    A luxurious way to commit Nautical Suicide!

  • William Wilgus says:

    A luxurious way to commit Nautical Suicide!

  • Shallow bottom, rounded bow, glass superstructure. First high seas it hits will be your last, as if you're lucky, you'll merely be hurled though the superstructure while your yacht turns turtle.

  • Susanna says:

    At any rougher seas than Beaufort Force 4 this is a suicide craft. I cannot imagine in what kind of distress I would have been last summer when a Force 8 gale hit us in the middle of Baltic – where waves are high, rough, choppy and short. This is not a seaworthy yacht. This is a piece of bling.

    My dreamboat is not one where I can dress in bikini and sip exotic, fancy drinks on deck at marina and listen to hot music on stereo. My dreamboat is one on which I can survive the circumnavigation at any weather at any seas.

  • Graham says:

    Brilliant design.

    Susanna, there will be manufacturers who build boats for those who find themselves in Force 8 gales in the middle of the Baltic. However, most boat owners will not need nor buy boats for this situation. For those who want to enjoy boating, this is a great looking yacht.

  • F.Roberson says:

    Interesting concept. However, how sea-worthy is this design in rough seas?

  • F.Roberson says:

    Interesting concept. However, how sea-worthy is this design in rough seas?

  • Mark Tappert says:

    I love it – perfect for one family – beautiful :-)

  • Mark Tappert says:

    I love it – perfect for one family – beautiful :-)

  • Mason Veteto says:

    This seems like a perfect lake yacht to be honest. Like, a craft for less…treacherous waters. Something built for pure enjoyment and not much utility.

  • Susanna says:

    Graham, the problem is that very few people actively seek those Force 8 gales but that those Force 8 gales rather hit you when you do not want it. And they hit you when you really don't want to be on their way. The first and foremost pre-requisite for any yacht design should always be seaworthiness and only then the appearance.

    The most certain way to get in the troubles at seas is to underestimate the forces of natures or think “that cannot happen to me”. Sea is an unforgiving element, and when the storm hits, you are totally on your own. Each and every yacht ought to be designed and built to stand the worst imaginable combination of weather and seas. Or if not, then state on the user's manual that don't go out to seas if the average wave height is one meter or more and never, ever, leave shoreline off your sight.

  • Black Magic says:

    grow up and quit acting like experts. It is simply a concept design, so enjoy it for its creativity. Don't try this pompous know it all bullshit. No one is asking your opinion of "real life situations" and you're not going to make a name for yourself acting like you're King Kong of the jungle. Great creativity.

    Graham and Susanna. You're aweful.

  • Black Magic says:

    grow up and quit acting like experts. It is simply a concept design, so enjoy it for its creativity. Don't try this pompous know it all bullshit. No one is asking your opinion of “real life situations” and you're not going to make a name for yourself acting like you're King Kong of the jungle. Great creativity.

    Graham and Susanna. You're aweful.

  • Odder says:

    If I take it out in Force 8 seas, how will anyone see what a beautiful BlingBoat I have???

    Perfect for relaxing dockside.
    Not sure that I would take it out through the Golden Gate…

  • Odder says:

    If I take it out in Force 8 seas, how will anyone see what a beautiful BlingBoat I have???

    Perfect for relaxing dockside.
    Not sure that I would take it out through the Golden Gate…

  • Chandlery says:

    Probably the madest deisgn for a boat I've ever seen. Where can I buy one!

  • Chandlery says:

    Probably the madest deisgn for a boat I've ever seen. Where can I buy one!

  • Ajay says:

    Awesome design but is it practical?

  • Frankie says:

    this looks ridiculously beautiful, but who would really be able to afford one?

  • Frankie says:

    this looks ridiculously beautiful, but who would really be able to afford one?

  • Looks like those futuristic ideas which are born in human mind and die there.

  • Looks like those futuristic ideas which are born in human mind and die there.

  • Stella says:

    This is a shining example of an absolutely useless activity of an idle brain. First and foremost, like many sensible people here have already mentioned, it’s aerodynamics is dubious to say the least, it’s seaworthiness is conspicuously null, and it’s been designed by a flasher who loves the idea of passengers of other yachts taking pictures of him sitting on the loo and uploading them toYou Tube. To sum up, the ship was designed to float in ponds and would serve as a perfect film set for porn movies. Maybe that was the business idea.
    Anyway, the vessel reminded me of one of my favourite nursery rhymes:

    Three wise men of Gotham,
    They went to sea in a bowl,
    And if the bowl had been stronger
    My song had been longer.

  • amazing design for pleasureboat. it high time we see more design innovation in the boating world

  • Bruce R says:

    I wouldn’t take a houseboat in Force 8. This looks like it would be designed for a similar market. Only way cooler.

  • Rooney says:

    this is really an awesome design! i would like to be inside this in hawai!!

  • Tom Duncan says:

    I agree with Sussanna. Heavy seas can occur
    in bays and what might appear to be protected
    waters. This design won’t take much in the form
    of waves without taking on water.Give me the
    tried and tested monohull design. Mother nature can be vicious and unpredictible.

  • Travis Frasure says:

    I dont know if anyone has considered this… But this boat doesn’t look very seaworthy!!! :-)
    Jokes aside… I agree with everyone! This thing is completely impractical. But from a design standpoint, it’s a leap into the future. Design stems from emulation. Other designers might replicate the good things from this design into a practical design.
    Good design. Just don’t build it…

  • Maltesebread says:

    Canal boat maybe,
    Imagine barging in this in France…..

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