Shaddai is the ambitious superyacht concept unveiled by Italian designer, Gabriele Teruzzi. He talks to YBW about the project and the interest it is generating.


Italian designer, Gabriele Teruzzi knew he wanted to design a mega yacht unlike any other. Shaddai, with its floating owner’s cabin 38 metres above the main deck, is certainly that.

Since unveiling the renderings, the yacht has received media attention from all over the world, leaving its creator shocked.

“I am very grateful, I could not imagine this,” Teruzzi told YBW.

See pictures of Shaddai below

At 150 metres long, Shaddai is the most adventurous mega yacht ever designed by Teruzzi.

He wanted to give the owner a feeling of omnipotence, a sense of being all powerful.

The floating owner’s cabin not only offers fabulous views, but includes a luxurious bedroom, dining area, fully-stocked bar and infinity pool with a glass wall.

“To ascend from the ground has been a desire in the human kind since the very beginnings,” explained Teruzzi.

“There are precious examples like the Tower of Babel, the Pyramids in Egypt and today in the magnificent skyscrapers; the wish to touch the clouds continue to be present in the most powerful minds.”

The designer believes the floating cabin will give the owner “the sensation to be in the heavens”.

“From there he can reach the feeling of a higher power, surrounded by the immensity of the sea and the sky, reaching the clouds where everything reflects his place in the world: at the top,” he stated.

Teruzzi’s futuristic yacht design is inspired by modern architecture.

The materials and textures used in his design are inspired by the most important fashion houses in Italy.

Closer to the sea, the beach club and main aft deck on the Shaddai are connected by an infinity pool with a glass floor.

The 300 square metre beach club features an aquarium in the middle of the room.

On the main aft deck, guests can enjoy the sound of water falling from an infinity pool on the upper deck.

Asked if there was a yacht builder out there to build Shaddai, Teruzzi said: “I wish it, but for the moment I do not have any concrete contacts.”