These are the jaw-dropping designs for an official flagship mega yacht of the United Arab Emirates which has now only three helicopter launchpads on deck but a hanger to store them.
The nine-deck £440m vessel was created by Milan-based Enzo Manca, who says he was instructed by a Sheikh whose identity he is keeping anonymous.
The 140-metre battleship-influenced UAE ONE would be able to host multiple people of importance with the choppers able to land when they want.
Enzo explains: “The idea of UAE ONE was born in 2020, during a very special meeting between me and a Prime Minister and Sultan of the United Arab Emirates on vacation in Italy.
“The proposal that was made to me was to design a mega yacht concept of over 100 metres very different from the usual mega yachts, but something never designed before, with the idea that it should become the official flagship mega yacht of the state of the United Arab Emirates.
“Like many nations that have official ships, like the United States with the Nimitz or the Ford or the British flagship Queen Elizabeth, or the Italian Cavour.
“During the meeting, H.E. Sheikh Sultan was very clear and categorical, he wanted something really special and unique: a mega yacht inspired by defense ships, with a very modern, luxurious line and with a forward-looking design.
“The Sultan’s demands were very demanding and difficult. He asked me that within UAE ONE there were several dedicated areas for international meetings and gatherings, private receptions, and at least ten apartments and suites.
“Obviously UAE ONE had to be equipped with two landing strips for helicopters of different sizes, to be able to more comfortably accommodate foreign delegations in the event of international meetings, and a mini internal port to receive the tenders in complete privacy.”
Enzo says the study of the general external lines of UAE ONE is almost complete, while the interior design part is still under development.
Source : Mirror