Lazzarini Design Studio’s 153m Shark-Inspired Prodigium

By George Bains

Lazzarini Design Studio’s 153m superyacht concept Prodigium is one which undoubtedly pushes the boundaries of yacht design. The Rome-based design studio has captured imaginations with its unorthodox designs, and Prodigium is the studio’s latest revolutionary superyacht project. At $550 million, she is a truly unique innovation for an ambitious Owner.

Lazzarini Design, headed by Pierpaolo Lazzarini, prides itself on its commitment to taking a unique approach to projects with a focus on the future rather than repeating the past. Only recently, the studio unveiled a 137m swan-shaped superyacht Avanguardia, a concept which generated much excitement.

It hasn’t been long since Avanguardia hit the headlines, yet Lazzarini Design has already released another remarkable superyacht project. The second in a series of six nature-inspired yachts, “The Prodigium” fuses Roman architecture with a futuristic structure resembling a shark.

The studio’s vision was inspired by the idea of the Shark as the emperor of the seas, and combining this with design influences from the Roman Empire. The fusion of avant-garde and ancient is bold and has led to another thought-provoking superyacht concept, demonstrating Lazzarini’s ability to create a work of art that differs from the rest.

Prodigium, with a length of 153m and a beam of 34m, is much more than a ‘floating palace’. She is more of a floating kingdom. Prodigium would no doubt be by far the widest superyacht ever built, and the use of the beam is extraordinary, with the yacht boasting her own port with enough space to berth an additional superyacht of 30 metres. The aft port can also lift boats up to 40-tonne.

Up to 44 guests can be accommodated on voluminous this six-deck superyacht, with an incredible array of amenities on offer to keep guests thoroughly entertained during expeditions. The main entrance of the superyacht will leave a lasting impression, with two imposing Roman columns supporting the superstructure.

The guest spaces and accommodation is concentrated further down into the hull to guarantee onboard comfort, including gyms, indoor pools and lounge areas. Two garages provide ample space to store tenders and water toys, while extendable 7m terraces on either side of the superyacht allow guests to relax waterside.

It is not just her design that is future-proof, but also the engineering envisaged for Prodigium. This carbon and aluminium superyacht is powered by three jet engines and twin electric centre line engines to give her an estimated cruising speed of 22 knots. An innovative power solution rests on Prodigium’s 300sqm rooftop, where alongside the helipad are solar panels which will generate enough autonomous power to light up the superyacht while docked.

Lazzarini Design studio estimates that it will cost an Owner in the region of 300,000,000 euros to build Prodigium, with a construction period of 28 months. With Avanguardia and Prodigium the first two of a series of six superyachts, we can expect to see much more from Lazzarini in the near future.

"We imagine the Shark as the emperor of the seas, automatically with the term “Emperor/Empire", we decide to base our design line on the most famous Empire, the Roman Empire."

Cinzia Ruggeri, Spokesperson for Lazzarini Design

"We imagine the Shark as the emperor of the seas, automatically with the term “Emperor/Empire", we decide to base our design line on the most famous Empire, the Roman Empire."

Cinzia Ruggeri, Spokesperson for Lazzarini Design
By George Bains