Milan-based designer Enzo Manca has revealed a bold and unique superyacht design, called the UAE One. Inspired by large US aircraft carriers, the 140-meter yacht has been tailored for the United Arab Emirates with the idea of becoming the official flagship mega yacht of the state.
The design of the UAE One took almost two years, during which Manca studied the bow lines, upper deck, and tower, as well as how the military ship could be transformed into a private yacht. As result a concept that is “very different from the usual megayachts,” according to Manca.
UAE One’s exterior is defined by its distinctive curving lines, tinted mirrored windows, and a strong militant style that adds to the privacy element. This yacht spans nine decks over 2,800 square meters and towers up to 40 meters, reminiscent of an aircraft carrier.
The circular deck space of the UAE One hosts various luxury amenities, including an 18-meter swimming pool that sits transversely, a wellness center and spa, and a huge circular sofa positioned at the bow, designed around a central fireplace to admire the 360-degree views. Moreover, the exterior lounging areas are shaded for additional comfort.
UAE One interior
The interior space of the UAE One includes accommodation in various configurations, with one owner’s suite, eight master cabins, and 14 mini-suites. Three additional meeting rooms and a press area are envisioned for private, international meetings and gatherings. The crew quarters will be large enough for a staff of 65.
UAE One’s exterior design is clearly inspired by military ships, with two heliports that make it ideal for hosting foreign delegates. The 28-meter beam accommodates an 18-meter swimming pool that sits transversely, while the wellness center and spa transform the concept from its military-style beginnings into a superyacht. For further relaxation, the huge circular sofa positioned at the bow has been designed around a central fireplace to admire the 360-degree views. Meanwhile, the exterior lounging areas are shaded for additional comfort.
Manca has designed the UAE One with a focus on privacy and additional space for international meetings, as well as multiple transfer options, including a “mini-internal port” for tenders and a submarine. The concept was designed with input from a Sheikh, ensuring that it meets the shipyard’s requests and the owners’ wishes.
Features and more
Although the interior design renderings are still under development, the UAE One is already an impressive project. It is highly ambitious and will require a great deal of attention to detail during its construction. However, with its unique design, focus on privacy, and luxury amenities, as well as its potential to become the official flagship mega yacht of the United Arab Emirates, the UAE One is sure to capture the attention of yacht enthusiasts around the world.
summary of the technical specifications of UAE ONE:
- Length: 140 meters
- Beam: 28 meters
- Decks: 9
- Total interior space: 2,800 square meters
- Maximum height: 40 meters
- Accommodation: 1 owner’s suite, 8 master cabins, 14 mini-suites
- Crew quarters: 35 cabins for a staff of 65
- Exterior features: 2 helipads, 18-meter swimming pool, wellness center and spa, circular sofa with central fireplace, shaded lounging areas
- Additional features: “mini-internal port” for tenders and a submarine, multiple transfer options, 3 meeting rooms and a press area.