Inside, the invisible superyacht centers on a multilevel Tree of Life, which the designers describe as a “living, breathing monument to mother nature.” Starting at the base, the “tree” begins on a reflecting pool on the lower deck and extends vertically through the ship’s other four levels. A sculptural spiral staircase accompanies the monument. In addition to the centerpiece, the ship also houses spacious lounges, an owners suite encompassing the entire top level, an aquarium-style lap pool, port and starboard balconies, and a beach club with an oversized Jacuzzi. The interiors are outfitted with minimalist furniture and decor, further emphasizing the designers’ vision to honor nature.
Though Forakis and his firm, Jozeph Forakis Design, started as product designers (perhaps best know for the Havana floor lamp, which is in the MoMA’s permanent collection), the team has been stepping into the transportation industry in recent years. Pegasus is the firm’s third superyacht design, and it has also created a vertical take-off plane. According to the firm, it’s this breadth of experience that makes Pegasus’ creation possible. “At Jozeph Forakis Design, our experience designing across many industries gives us unique exposure and perspective to various new technology and innovation verticals,” Forakis said. “Pegasus is a bold but achievable vision for the near future of the superyacht industry, where man and machine live in harmony with nature rather than competing or compromising it.”