Big Boat Dragovic Yacht

With a name like Vuk Dragovic, one doesn’t need to go very far to find a unique name for any sort of design they’ve made and need to name. However! Dragovic does also happen to be a world-class name-creator too, so the concept you’re about to look at goes by the name “Atreides Yacht” and lives up to the elegance of the letters that title it. And it’s got some radical innovation on it’s side too, hooray! And not just in the greener section of things. It’s got a fully extendable shallow pool that shoots out the back.

This is innovation in fear! That is, helping everyone have a fun time, a fun swimming time, even if you’re in your yacht in the middle of the deep blue sea. At the back of the boat there is a frame that slowly emerges out as it’s activated. Once extended, the swimming can begin. Stored in a sort of zig-zag pattern, extended this back section comprises of a border and a floor, all you need for complete safety from sharks.

While the front of the boat is meant for speed, the back is meant for rest and play. The roof’s got solar panels which help store energy to charge all the boat’s lights, pool mechanisms, and smaller fuel tank.

This boat comes in two sizes: rich and SUPER RICH. I feel obligated to say something to that effect every time I write about something there’s no way I’ll ever be able to afford. However, everyone should take the time to dream, especially if they happen to be a designer and want to be the person to take all the rich people bucks. Get that money!

Designer: Vuk Dragovic

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Atreides Yacht by Vuk Dragovic

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37 Comments

  • Jon says:

    Engine?

    • Confucius says:

      I get what your saying. There is no room for the engine with the pool there, whats the point in the pool anyway? And Big lols it has a hot tub in the back where vital decking should be, its like having a bathtub on your front doorstep!?

      I like the overall design, and its well presented, but features are stupid.

    • Syd says:

      Just because the engine/prop isn’t hanging of the back of a ship doesn’t mean there isn’t one.

      There are marine boat props that are mounted on the bottom of a ship that can rotate a full 360°. http://www.thrustmastertexas.com/images/photos/lDriveDropout.jpg

      • Alex says:

        that’s just the drive/propeller. it has to be connected to an engine

        …and that drive still has to be towards the back of the boat. it’s basic grade school physics & fluid dynamics.

        freaking hell! pleaaase do some even basic research!

        dont get me wrong – i like the concept (i freaking hate sharks) but needs some (engineering work)

        maybe a inflatable could work without taking too much space? work it off the on-board compressor this would most likely have for the scuba tanks?

        • Syd says:

          Yes that is just a prop like I said…
          With something like this and it’s free range of motion in a 360° turn radius these do not have to be placed at the exact end of a ship. Furthermore, the ships engine itself can be placed in the middle of the hull and use a extended drive shaft to reach the prop. Even with just having the drive shaft to work around for the extendable section there still would be a large enough area below the water line due to the size of this ship. There are even versions of this 360° prop that use hydraulic pressure to spin the prop blades itself with out having to use the space once needed for the drive shaft thus allowing even more room for an extendable section. Either way fitting a propulsion system is not a problem.
          I think you need to do some research.

          I forgot to mention in my previous post but this is a beautiful yacht with wonderful streamlined curves. One thing I would like to have seen in the design is with the pool in the docked position and having some kind of rail system preventing people from walking/falling down the stairs while the boat is in transit.

          • Alex says:

            well, actually they DO have to be put at the rear for both propulsion and maneuvering (again – fluid dynamics 101)

            lol “fitting a propulsion system not a problem” damn, that screams “amateur”

            you ever set foot on a boat?

            the engine is always a problem. during design. during construction. during operating. it’s big. it’s heavy. it doesnt want to be on the water and it will let you know. but it is a necessity, just like the hull (
            fyi: hull+engine=powerboat – hull+swimming pool= fancy raft

            now, it IS a nice boat, but stop wasting time online and put that passion (or effort, whichever word floats your boat) of arguing over here and finish it. at least a rough papernapkin sketch or something…

        • Steve says:

          Belittling people does not validate your point. Saying “grade school physics and fluid dynamics” as if those things should be common knowledge is hilarious. Your other post references “fluid dynamics 101.” As far I know that doesn’t exist. Fluid dynamics is taught in upper division courses at 4-year universities, it’s not the stuff you learn after recess.

          That aside, your response leads me to wonder if you have actually mastered that material. I think this design is feasible from a propulsion standpoint. The slide-out pool would take up all the space within the hull for the aft third of the ship, but a prop could still drive the ship amidships without being too close to the bow. Sure there wouldn’t be as much room left below decks, but maybe you sacrifice cabin space so you can have a slideout glass-bottomed pool in your yacht.

    • gmcannon says:

      Well techincally speaking if it was double hulled, you could fit this in the excess space hull, it would be a bitch to engineer but the general space of the protective barrier doesn't have to encompass the engine compartment nor the prop shaft which could be angled to go underneath the barrier with some sort of housing on the bottom regardless if the pool. And when we are talking about a multi-million $ yacht I don't think these sort of obstacles are ridiculous to overcome. And besides engineering is also about innovation otherwise we wouldn't have the technology we do today.

    • gmcannon says:

      Well techincally speaking if it was double hulled, you could fit this in the excess space hull, it would be a bitch to engineer but the general space of the protective barrier doesn't have to encompass the engine compartment nor the prop shaft which could be angled to go underneath the barrier with some sort of housing on the bottom regardless if the pool. And when we are talking about a multi-million $ yacht I don't think these sort of obstacles are ridiculous to overcome. And besides engineering is also about innovation otherwise we wouldn't have the technology we do today.

    • Anon says:

      Dude, what's wrong with you? Clearly they stand on top and use oars/poles to power this thing. What an idiot. Gawd, why the heck don't people do research before posting?

    • Anon says:

      Dude, what's wrong with you? Clearly they stand on top and use oars/poles to power this thing. What an idiot. Gawd, why the heck don't people do research before posting?

  • Kay Warner says:

    Its a cool concept, would be good to see some practical information for it though. as Jon says, engine size, but also dimensions, displacement, materials, calculated top /cruising speed etc.

  • Haus-Man says:

    Sorry guys, but this is a design blog – not an engineering blog.

    @Jon. Engine, probably yes! Because its not a canoe.

    I like it – may help if you are “open water”-phobic.

    Regards.

  • mif991 says:

    I like it. But as designers we are supposed to at least suggest a power source and if it is a luxury yacht, we need to propose interior accomodations, otherwise it may not be taken seriously. Good start though.

  • Alex says:

    @Haus
    sorry hoss, that’s a bad excuse for a poor design.

    gotta have an engine. no way around it. rich people don’t like to pedal and/or row. (woudlnt really help for a beast this size)

    a rudder comes in pretty handy in avoiding things like reefs and the odd tanker/aircraft carrier that gets in front of you. those guys tend to get mad when you scratch their paint 🙁

    hinged/articulating arms coupled with maybe a tensioned net may work

  • Radical, must produce for worldwide marketplace

  • B says:

    Seeing as how the floor folds into a back compartment and the sides are well… on the sides, where are you getting this whole engine placement issue? The regular engine space is not being interfered with. Unless, of course, you’re implying that you will be moving with literal tons of water dragging behind you.

  • Eva says:

    Just amazing! Is the pool gathering wather from the sea? How does the pool work exactly??

  • pool is great idea

  • Krieger says:

    @Alex

    The bottom of the pool is foldable, only the sides are not.
    There is room for the engine and for propulsion.
    The propulsion needs to be at the stern, but doesn’t need to be beyond that.
    And it can be below the folded pool, cause you need an angle to link the propeller to the engine.
    http://www.bim.ie/img/students/school_of_fish/fishing_boats/boat_blueprint.gif
    http://thinkthisblog.com/image/o34BluePrint1sm.gif

    • Ryoku says:

      I do agree that this design does not leave room for an engine, but propulsion does not always exist at the stern. Ever consider an inboard? Hell, even a well designed I/O could fit in there. The only images shown are of the exterior, leaving an entire interior for possible engine placement. But, it doesn't exactly matter, given that this website is Yanko DESIGN, and that the website's slogan is "Form Beyond Function."

    • Ryoku says:

      I do agree that this design does not leave room for an engine, but propulsion does not always exist at the stern. Ever consider an inboard? Hell, even a well designed I/O could fit in there. The only images shown are of the exterior, leaving an entire interior for possible engine placement. But, it doesn't exactly matter, given that this website is Yanko DESIGN, and that the website's slogan is “Form Beyond Function.”

  • seref says:

    “Atreides Yacht” ….. someone is reading a lots of Herberts "Dune"

  • seref says:

    “Atreides Yacht” ….. someone is reading a lots of Herberts “Dune”

  • Chazz says:

    @Alex

    If the folding floor were to raise up to the level of the top of the sides, even if you had a stern placed engine (which isn't always necessary, I'm stationed on a 378' ship in the USCG, and our engines are amidships) you would have plenty of room, considering the hull depth below the waterline is going to be at least 4-6 feet, and the top of the side rails for the pool are above the waterline. Though that makes for a small engine compartment, it is do-able. I do agree with you though in the fact that this design, while gorgeous, and a cool idea, could use some work.

    Just a Coastie's $0.02. Take it for what it's worth.

    –Chazz

  • Chazz says:

    @Alex

    If the folding floor were to raise up to the level of the top of the sides, even if you had a stern placed engine (which isn't always necessary, I'm stationed on a 378' ship in the USCG, and our engines are amidships) you would have plenty of room, considering the hull depth below the waterline is going to be at least 4-6 feet, and the top of the side rails for the pool are above the waterline. Though that makes for a small engine compartment, it is do-able. I do agree with you though in the fact that this design, while gorgeous, and a cool idea, could use some work.

    Just a Coastie's $0.02. Take it for what it's worth.

    –Chazz

  • Ginger's revenge says:

    Let' just put wings on it and blast off into space!

  • Ginger's revenge says:

    Let' just put wings on it and blast off into space!

  • Steve says:

    Belittling people does not validate your point. Saying “grade school physics and fluid dynamics” as if those things should be common knowledge is hilarious. Your other post references “fluid dynamics 101.” As far I know that doesn’t exist. Fluid dynamics is taught in upper division courses at 4-year universities, it’s not the stuff you learn after recess.

    That aside, your response leads me to wonder if you have actually mastered that material. I think this design is feasible from a propulsion standpoint. The slide-out pool would take up all the space within the hull for the aft third of the ship, but a prop could still drive the ship amidships without being too close to the bow. Sure there wouldn’t be as much room left below decks, but maybe you sacrifice cabin space so you can have a slideout glass-bottomed pool in your yacht.

  • Diya says:

    AWESOME PICTURES…..
    i really i like it…is this realy or just a pictures…..

  • Diya says:

    AWESOME PICTURES…..
    i really i like it…is this realy or just a pictures…..

  • mdog says:

    It wouldn't really take up any space for the engine seeing as the rails are the only thing that are rigid the floor of the pool is collapsable so the engine could still go there……

  • mdog says:

    It wouldn't really take up any space for the engine seeing as the rails are the only thing that are rigid the floor of the pool is collapsable so the engine could still go there……

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