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The superyacht mothership

The Jazz

Cocoon

Swimming pool

Sci-fi sleek

Mother and daughter

Top-down Jazz

Deck with a view

It's fun to imagine sailing on some of the world's most luxurious yachts, but perhaps even more fun to dream up superyacht designs.

Pritzker Architecture Prize winner Zaha Hadid is known for her sensuous, organic forms, and she has teamed up with German shipbuilder Blohm + Voss to design a flotilla of uber-gorgeous yachts. It consists of a 420-foot mothership, seen here, and five Unique Circle yachts at 295 feet long.

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The 295-foot Jazz is one of the five Unique Circle superyachts for shipbuilder Blohm + Voss designed by Zaha Hadid.
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Compare it to what you will -- a cocoon, bird's nest, or cheese grater -- the 420-foot mothership, with its complex, interwoven superstructure, is pure style.
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It's hardly surprising that the Jazz would have a swimming pool, which is partially indoors.
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The interior of this superyacht designed by architect Zaha Hadid evokes a science-fiction film set.
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The Jazz, at left, is one of five Unique Circle yachts that take their design language from the 420-foot mothership on the right.
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This overhead view of the Jazz, a 295-foot Unique Circle superyacht designed by Zaha Hadid, shows its pared-down superstructure, which still has some elements from the mothership.
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The stern area of the Jazz is largely open to the sea, and continues the motif of elongated ellipses seen in the mothership.

The yacht design visualizations were done by Germany's Moka Studio.

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