By Jonathan Chadwick and Sophie Curtis For Mailonline
Published: 17:22 BST, 8 September 2020 | Updated: 17:43 BST, 8 September 2020
Italian designer Lazzarini has unveiled concept images for its latest superyacht – the aptly named 450 foot (137 metre) Avanguardia that resembles a swan.
This first-of-its-kind superyacht features a sleek 'neck' and an elegant body in an attractive layered design, intended to resemble a swan's wings and feathers.
Any would-be owner of the Avanguardia – meaning ‘vanguard’ in English – can steer their vessel from the 'head' of the swan, which acts as its control tower.
The extraordinary swan-shaped 'megayacht', which stretches more than than the length of a football pitch, would set owners back £376 million ($500 million).
This first-of-its-kind superyacht has been designed to look like a swan - and it's yours if you can stump up half a billion dollars
The rear deck part incorporates a personal port for two jet capsules, also designed by Italian maker Lazzarini. It also comes with two helicopters which can be stored in its two on-board hangars
The would-be owner of the elegant Avanguardia can steer their vessel from the 'head' of the swan, which acts as its control tower
The neck descends into the water to release the control tower head, which transforms into an auxiliary 50-foot boat for shorter trips