As power catamarans become increasingly popular in the charter and recreational market, a cutting-edge catamaran concept has crept onto the scene. Dubbed “Submerge” by designer Alex Marzo, this 150-foot cat boasts three modes. The first orients its hulls vertically so it runs like a typical yacht. The second, at the push of a button, makes the hulls fold out via massive hydraulic arms until horizontal with the water, creating an even more stable floating-home-type platform.
And the third and most exciting mode? You guessed it: Submerge, where ballast tanks fill and nearly all of the superstructure sinks below the sea. When submerged, unique aluminate glass windows provide a front row seat to the underwater world. It’s easy to write off this design as another crazy concept that’ll never see prime time, but don’t be surprised if years down the road Marzo puts his degree from California’s Art Center College of Design to good use. And to really appreciate the creative thinking behind this one-of-a-kind design check out additional photos here: