Volcano-inspired superyacht concept with a ‘sliding staircase’

(CNN) — From yachts, sharks, and diamonds, inspiration can come from all kinds of places when creating new and innovative superyacht ideas.

And this new volcano design from Anthony Glasson of the M51 design studio looks like it could really explode.

Measuring 262 feet (80 meters), Forge is actually designed to resemble the silhouette of a volcano on water, and judging from the newly released renderings, the result is beautiful.

Made of aluminum, the pyramid-shaped superstructure has a black and orange exterior and a frosted steel hull, and what the designer describes as a “sliding ladder,” though It looks like a normal staircase.

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An interpretation of the new Forge concept from Anthony Glasson of the M51 architecture.

An interpretation of the new Forge concept from Anthony Glasson of the M51 architecture.

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With an estimated price tag of up to $100 million, the ship can accommodate up to 12 guests in its eight suites.

Featuring fold-out balconies and a walk-around deck and the aforementioned staircase, leading to a counterflow swimming pool, Forge is just what it looks like.

According to Glasson, the ship’s unique shape allows for sky-high ceilings in the living room, one of the ship’s main features.

Guests can take advantage of the on-board health club complete with a full gym, as well as a sauna and a hot tub.

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The volcano-inspired design will have an airy lounge with vaulted ceilings.

The volcano-inspired design will have an airy lounge with vaulted ceilings.

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For fun, the ship has its own movie theater, with a dedicated VR area, and a soft garage filled with a variety of water toys, such as jet skis, extreme sports, and including scuba and snorkeling equipment.

Equipped with a diesel-electric hybrid propulsion system, the ship will have a range of about 5,000 nautical miles (about 8,046 kilometers).

While it may seem like a simple concept now, the superyacht will likely take two and a half to three years to build if it is to be acquired, according to Glasson.

Although there is no “significant” interest from customers so far, the idea has received a lot of attention since it was first revealed earlier this month.

The luxury design comes just months after Glasson’s futuristic superyacht concept, Solar Express, inspired by the 2004 film “The Polar Express,” was unveiled.

Meanwhile, the Italian office Gabriele Teruzzi Yachts & Design, unveiled the 110-meter (360 feet) Stella del Sud concept, inspired by the famous Cartier 128 carat diamond, earlier this year.

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