Lying somewhere between a luxury houseboat and the Beatles' Yellow Submarine, the Trilobis 65 is a semi-submerged dwelling environment designed for habitation by six people at sea.Four separate levels connected by a spiral staircase are contained within the 20 metre long vessel - the top level sits 3.5 metres above sea-level and a second deck features most of the amenities and services for daylight activities plus access to the outside lounge area at the rear of the boat. The innovative semi-submerged third level is set-up as the night-time zone and the fourth is a totally submerged observation bulb (3 metres below sea level) intended as a meditative, relaxing space.Accommodating up to six people and best suited to areas like sheltered bays and atolls, the Trilobis 65 project takes environmental concerns seriously with a choice of power source options - Ballard fuel cells, solar, wind or diesel - and a strong focus on creating a self-sufficient, non-polluting living cell.Another aspect of Italian based Architect Giancarlo Zema's vision is the ability to join a number of the Trilobis craft into circular floating island colonies, opening up the possibility of hotels in marine parks that could easily be relocated or just hooking up with friend in a flotilla at different times of the year. For more information and fabrication inquiries contact UVI at www.sub-find.com, or visit www.giancarlozema.com for further reading on the architect .
Trilobis 65 hybrid yacht offers a home under the sea
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