Visions of the future are often constrained by familiarity with the present or reflection on the past. Project Utopia, a collaboration between Yacht Island Design and BMT Nigel Gee, is an avant-garde vision of a future concept free from such restricted thought.

Project Utopia: A Magnificent Luxury Island Yacht

Utopia is a futuristic concept yacht, meant to break all stereotypes about naval architecture and the purpose of yachts. Setting aside all conventional constraints, the project unveils a unique shape of a structure that is not meant for transportation, but rather for living and enjoying the good life. The yacht design director at BMT Nigel Gee, James Roy, talks about Utopia: “the perception that a yacht should be a form of transport becomes an immediate constraint. Utopia is not an object to travel in, it is a place to be, an island established for anyone who has the vision to create such a place.”

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