Revealed: The £30million James Bond-style superyacht that’s modelled on a ‘stealth bomber’ and can bounce away radar signals
- The £30m Stealth ARV (Anti-Radar Vessel) yacht has been modelled on a military ‘stealth bomber aircraft’
- It can hold eight guests and has a master suite that stretches the entire nine-metre width of the craft
- The yacht also has twin 1,200 horsepower engines and the 500-tonne vessel can cruise at a speed of 16 knots
It is the perfect superyacht for a reclusive James Bond-style villain looking to stay off the radar.
This £30million craft has been modelled on a military ‘stealth bomber’ and boasts impressive anti-detection properties.
Called Stealth ARV (Anti-Radar Vessel), the yacht has been designed with specially formed surfaces to bounce signals away from radar antenna trying to detect its presence.
The Stealth Anti Radar Vessel Yacht that costs £30million and boasts impressive anti-detection properties
The yacht has a master bedroom suite that stretches the entire nine-metre width of the craft. The yacht can accommodate up to eight guests and 10 crew
The incredible concept was the brainchild of superyacht designer Peter Bolke. Pictured is another of the bedrooms
By creating almost perfectly flat sides, which are angled in a particular way, the designer says it will be able to reduce the boat’s radar signature by minimising returning signals.
This is the same technique used by some specialist military warships and the impressive stealth fighter jet – the F-117 Nighthawk – created by aerospace and defence company Lockheed Martin.
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However, be warned – the 150-foot super yacht won’t completely disappear.
The most advanced military equipment would still pick it up, but its sleek gunship look is, nevertheless, ideal for billionaires looking to keep their heads down.
The stunning vessel can hold eight guests and 10 crew members with a master suite that stretches the entire nine-metre width of the craft.
The yacht, which is 150 metres long, has an outside deck area and is described as being ideal for billionaires looking to keep their heads down
By creating almost perfectly flat sides, which are angled in a particular way, the designer says it will be able to reduce the boat’s radar signature by minimising returning signals
Yacht designer Peter Bolke, from Southampton, who has been designing vessels for more than three decades
And with twin 1,200 horsepower engines, the 500-tonne vessel can cruise at a speed of 16 knots.
The yacht also has a hidden garage that holds a six-metre rib tender, for more subtle excursions.
The incredible concept was the brainchild of super yacht designer Peter Bolke, who said it would be ‘perfect for James Bond villains’ who like to ‘travel off-grid’.
The 57-year-old from Southampton, who has been designing superyachts for more than three decades, said: ‘Project Stealth ARV is the product of many years of design and development on other projects.
‘With the luxury of a blank sheet – the opportunity was there to build in some new features that would aid efficiency of build while still creating a true superyacht in terms of quality finish and minimalist elegance.
‘The stealth craft uses faceted surface forms to reduce the radar signature by minimising the chances of returning radar signals.
‘The aggressive lines and minimalist look has quite a broad appeal. I think the stand-out factor will be pretty high in any marine port setting.
‘The visual association with hi-tech military equipment also gives the look of a stealth bomber.
‘The Stealth ARV may well appeal to a particularly rarefied group of the super-rich who look for secluded anchorages and like to travel off-grid most of the time.
‘It’s perfect for your James Bond villains, hosting a glamorous and extravagant evening reception aboard, and then skulking off into the night, in ARV mode of course to rendezvous with a nuclear submarine.’
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