UFO boat: The home of the future?

By Mark McConville of Caters

Could this UFO-shaped house boat be the home of the future if sea levels continue to rise? Photo / Pierpaolo Lazzarini /Media Drum World/Caters News
Could this UFO-shaped house boat be the home of the future if sea levels continue to rise? Photo / Pierpaolo Lazzarini /Media Drum World/Caters News

Could this $1.5 million UFO-shaped house boat that inventors insist will one-day fly be the home of the future if sea levels continue to rise?

Like something from a sci-fi movie, the stunning concept design pictures show the sleek floating villa with room for up to one hundred people to party on the sea.

Other pictures illustrate the spacious kitchen and bedroom with the house boat slated to include three floors.

Up to 100 people can party on the sea on the UFO-shaped boat. Photo / Pierpaolo Lazzarini /Media Drum World/Caters News
Up to 100 people can party on the sea on the UFO-shaped boat. Photo / Pierpaolo Lazzarini /Media Drum World/Caters News

The UFO 2.0 is the work of Italian automotive and yacht designer Pierpaolo Lazzarini (34) from Rome.

"People are worried about the sea worthiness, but in reality, there is not kind of risk compared to other similar sized boats we are used to sailing with," he said.

"The possibilities of usage and layouts are unlimited for this proposed model.

The UFO 2.0 can be used for several purposes including hotel reception, gym or a floating restaurant.

"Furthermore, the external deck can be customised into garden platforms and teak can be installed instead of panels."

A Kickstarter campaign is due to begin in the next few weeks to fund the project, with a total of one million Euros earmarked for the construction of the first prototype.

The house boat has three floors for living in. Photo / Pierpaolo Lazzarini /Media Drum World/Caters News
The house boat has three floors for living in. Photo / Pierpaolo Lazzarini /Media Drum World/Caters News

UFO 2.0 will be composed of a central shell divided into three different levels: the main living area (80 sq m) with kitchen, storage and bathroom; the sub level (50 sq m) with a seabed view bedroom and large bathroom with a 50 sq.m terrace as an upper deck/floor to control the vehicle.

"The floating villa is equipped with 2 x 80 hp electric engines that are able to move the floating structure with an estimated maximum speed of nine knots," said Mr Lazzarini.

"Inside the disk, we have lot of storage space, and is possible to set up sixteen batteries which with solar panels and wind/water turbine will provide an unlimited autonomy to the floating UFO 2.0."

The UFO 2.0 will have to be delivered by helicopter due to its enormous size.

The bedroom on the lowest floor has a view of the seabed. Photo / Pierpaolo Lazzarini /Media Drum World/Caters News
The bedroom on the lowest floor has a view of the seabed. Photo / Pierpaolo Lazzarini /Media Drum World/Caters News

"Being 20 metres in diameter the only way to transport the structure to the delivery place will be the delivery by military cargo helicopters," said Mr Lazzarini.

"This UFO will also fly and the first delivery is expected in 2018."

Investors say the boat will be able to fly, too. Photo / Pierpaolo Lazzarini /Media Drum World/Caters News
Investors say the boat will be able to fly, too. Photo / Pierpaolo Lazzarini /Media Drum World/Caters News

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